Presented by Gary Friedman

Rhythms and cycles


Suitable for

Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, Year 7

Subject areas

Sustainability, Thinking, Visual arts, Personal and social capability

Internationally renowned puppeteer Gary Friedman uses the media of puppetry, object manipulation, movement and storytelling to bring innovation and creativity into the teaching environment. Gary’s approach and delivery explores a co-creative interpretation of the curriculum, which can develop emotional intelligence and wellbeing.


In these workshops, students will participate in brain gym movement exercises, guided visualisation, improvisation, storytelling and character animation, creating a performative experience where the paper puppets they create come to life.


This event will also be part of our Community Day on Saturday 4 May 2019.


(Image: PAUL CHAPMAN, Noodle Photography, Singapore.)


Learning Outcomes:

  • stimulate critical thinking and problem solving
  • boost confidence, motivation and self-esteem
  • enhance empathy
  • develop team building and leadership skills
  • explore the use of materials, techniques and processes used for puppetry
  • explore how the visual conventions employed in puppet making convey ideas.


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  • Thu 2 May 2019
  • 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm


The Malthouse Theatre


$10 per student

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The Malthouse Theatre

113 Sturt Street, Southbank


The Malthouse Theatre is at 113 Sturt Street, Southbank.


The No. 1 South Melbourne tram goes right past the venue – get off at Stop 18. You can also catch any tram down St Kilda Road — jump off at Grant Street, Stop 17 and take a three -minute walk.


The nearest train station Flinders Street Station, and it’s a 12-minute walk to the Malthouse.


There’s limited street parking, and nearby car parks in the arts precinct.