Big MAMA Productions

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 has been lost forever to tragedies that often stalk the pearling industry.  Excerpts performed at UNIMA Perth in…
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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 – ABC TV  Written and Directed by Mitch Torres Worn Art

Other Puppet 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 audience. Crabbing At High Tide With Barking Gecko Theatre Company and Magabala Books. Co-designed with Chris Hill and puppets by Gwen Knox. Perth International…
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“Two Rivers Talking” Puppetry Workshops

“Two Rivers Talking” puppetry workshops with the Pandanas Park kids in the second week of the last school holidays. Great fun with Bernadette Agatha Trench-Thiedeman and Karen Hethey, Anne Poelina, Meredith Bell Even Jabby came out of his suitcase!thanks Danielle Odore and tropical upholstery for all the foam.

Festival Mondial de Marionnettes de Charleville-Mézières France Festival OFF

Memories from Ngalak and the Flood Tour to France, 2015.  


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, men that taught her to ride horses and filled her head with stories.  The name Jabby comes from the…
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