MIRABELLE THE SNAILROVING ARTS
ART WORK/PROJECT NAME: MIRABELLE THE SNAIL
Created by world-renowned Australian puppet theatre company Snuff Puppets, Mirabelle the Snail is slithering her way around this year’s Clockenflap in her never-ending quest to find tasty snacks for lunch, giving festivalgoers young and old the chance to interact with this cute and quirky character along the way.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: SNUFF PUPPETS
Snuff Puppets from Melbourne, Australia is a big, brute and anarchic puppet troupe for everybody. Unashamedly hand-made and experimental in a world fixated on perfection and mass-production, Snuff Puppets make visceral performance that breaks down the distance between audience and performer.
For 25 years Snuff Puppets have been unleashing their giant puppet spectacles on millions of people worldwide. They have travelled to dozens of countries across 5 continents and created more than 25 new works in partnership with communities through their People’s Puppet Projects.
“A welcome antidote to the sanitised Disney character, celebrating the abject and the perverse.” – The Age
“Words like grand and bizarre don’t even come close” – Buzzcuts
“Snuff Puppets open my mind, letting my inner child play in chaos” – Audience member
“Be prepared to be scared witless when you encounter Snuff Puppets…these giant puppets delight in wicked humour and even the odd bit of romance.” – Herald Sun