Other Puppet Projects

Big MAMA Productions

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 Arts Festival and WA Tour 2007

Sammy the Dragon Repair

Gwen is the local dragon repair person. In 2013 she repaired the dragon head of the original Sammy the Dragon, the mascot for Shinju Matsuri. The original Sammy was actually a lion but original festival committee were unaware of that. It had been sitting in a shed for over 30 years, gradually being eaten by silver fish. It has been replaced by splendid and proper dragon . the old Sammy was brought back to life especially so he could live again in the Act Belong Commit Sandfly Circus show “China Town Big top”. Lesely Marsh made the body and his friend Black Bess.

Worn Art

Work by Gwen’s students

Big Mama

Made by Kirsty Maley, Barbara Richards and Gwen Knox


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. 

More about Jabby

Various Other Puppetry Projects

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 to the moon where the moon reflects on the mudflats at low tide on Roebuck Bay, Broome. The great music is written by local, famous Indigenous musician Lorrae Coffin.

Read more about Staircase to the Moon