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Shadow Play with Rachel Riggs

14 December 2021
Join artist and puppeteer Rachel Riggs as she takes you on a storytelling journey to other worlds using light, puppets and your imagination.


An ancient form of storytelling and performance, shadow play involves using puppets to cast a silhouette on a translucent screen — making the figures walk, dance, fight, nod and laugh!

Stay after the session and explore the rest of the immersive colourful spaces in the exhibition.

Rachel Riggs is a prolific Fremantle-based artist and puppeteer from the Hundreds & Thousands exhibition. Specialising in puppetry, community art and early childhood arts, she has exhibited in the UK at TATE Liverpool & TATE Britain, as well as locally at in the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth International Arts Festival and the State Library of Western Australia.

Rachel devises creative projects for large-scale events and performances, collaborating working with professionals, community groups and young people to visually tell stories. She is also a specialised early years artist and consultant with her ‘Imaginary Leaps’, early years creative engagement programme.

There are plenty of interesting courses and events suitable for all ages offered by the Fremantle Arts Centre over the school holidays and throughout the year. Visit their website to find out more:

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