Gwen Knox
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Ngalyak and the Flood: Mardoowarra to the Meuse (Le Ngalyak et le déluge: Entre Meuse et Mardoowarra)

A Franco-Australian creation...The creation story from Australia is from the Nyikina Aboriginal people. It relates the story of the Ngalyak mother (blue-tongue lizard), who dies while trying to sa..

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Costume Design

Gwen has created many costumes throughout her career including entries in each year of Worn Art and Kimberley produced TV and movie productions. Here are some highlights. Jandamarra's War - A..

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Jabby is a puppet character created by Gwen Knox. He is based on the old Aboriginal men that had such an impact on Gwen’s childhood as the daughter of a Kimberley cattle station manager and butcher, m..

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​UNIMA and a Million Puppets

Gwen was contracted by Spare Parts Puppet Theatre to work with a number of communities across Western Australia to create puppets to go into the Guinness book of records attempt to create a mill..

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Puppetry Projects

Gwen is always seeking to develop her skills further. She is currently developing work locally and overseas, and hopes to be able to combine her love love of the Kimberley with an International audien..

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Carnival of Light

200 hand made and hand held lanterns, several large lanterns, 200 children and 30 adult voice choir, live band made up of key Broome musicians, dancers and fire twirlers made up an truly magical p..

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That's Australia

That's Australia was an Australia TV series by David Batty of Rebel Films ( In this particular episode, Gwen was highlighted as a notable Australian character...

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Worn Art

The 14 years that were Worn Art. Gwen was approached by a friend who came from Nelson New Zealand who had a great idea. To do a costume event that would rival the New Zealand World of Wearable Ar..

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Ship of Dreams

A Musical Drama for Children Written by by Mary Durack, With Music by June Fitzgerald, Adapted by Gwen Knox 2008, musical director Damion Watkiss. Gwen performed in the original production in 1968...

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Act-Belong-Commit Sandfly Circus

When Gwen left full time teaching as a music drama specialist, she freelanced as an artist in residence in schools and communities as part of Big MAMA Productions. One of her projects was a reg..

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Staircase to the Moon

Based on the children’s book of the same name by Indigenous local author Bronwyn Houston, Gwen Knox is writer director of the play. The story is inspired by the natural phenomenon of the staircase..

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Shadows, Dreams and Memories

Traces the story of Japanese woman who lived in Jap Town, Broome in the early 20th Century. Her man is at sea. She writes him letters of love until she receives a letter to confirm that her man ha..

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Gwen Knox, as proprietor of Big Mama Productions and is a committed community artist. She is an incurable idealist with a firm belief that change for the better can be brought about by utilising fun, trust and honesty.

Big Mama Productions utilises Puppetry, Circus skills, Playbuilding, Dance, Music, Story telling, Video production and other electronic media, Collaborative design and development of community theatre, Commissions, Peaceful Direct Action to achieve its mission.

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Particpant Engagement

Respectful, proactive creative engagement results in happy participants and clients.

Performance Theatre

Using puppetry, circus, theatre, music and more to encourage creative expression and self.

Community Building

Building healthy and proud communities by using the Arts to create better learning environments.

Please contact if you would like more information or have a great idea that you would like to develop with Big MAMA productions.