Terrapin and Tim Spooner
Based in Tasmania, Terrapin creates contemporary puppetry for intergenerational audiences in theatres, galleries, public spaces, schools and aged care settings. Making works of narrative and installations, the company has been presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival, the Vancouver International Children’s Festival, DeBetovering (the Netherlands), Aichi Prefectural Art Theater (Japan), the Taipei Children’s Art Festival, the Lincoln Center and major multi-artform festivals around Australia. In 2019, their participatory installation Infinite Monster opened the REACH at the John F. Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts in Washington DC.
Tim Spooner works in a mix of performance, painting, sculpture and installation, aiming for new strong flavours which are strange and alluring. Fundamentally interested in unpredictability, his work is an exercise in balancing control with a lack of it in the handling of the materials and processes he is working with.
His work has been presented extensively in theatres and galleries in the UK, Europe and Asia. He’s currently working towards a major solo exhibition of new and old work, opening at Southwark Park Galleries in London this summer.
Artsadmin (UK) is a company of creative people working with artists to develop and make performance projects for local, national and international audiences. Their work and projects explore the areas between social and environmental justice, the hyper-local and the international. The companies current projects include Up in Arms by Anna-Maria Nabirye and Annie Saunders and The Making of Pinnochio by Cade and MacAskill.