David Godkin – Native Fish Puppets

Saturday 1 May  10am – 12pm

This event is free, but to be COVID safe, we need to know if you are coming! 


Using Balinese rod and shadow puppets for inspiration, participants will create a moving fish puppet based on shapes, patterns and colours of native fish. You will be carefully guided and encouraged in ways of drawing their fish shape onto strong card or paper to create a fish puppet and will be shown ways to work their puppet. DELWP reps will be on hand to explain the life changes of native fish. Perhaps you might like to go on to create videos or story plays?

Suitable for ages 6 plus and ideal for families.

Artist Bio

David Godkin has been an art educator for more than 30 years with the Victorian Education Ministry .He spent 26 years of that time as a mobile art teacher working in small schools and also Catholic schools in the Nth East. He has run a number of successful community engagement projects for the Wangaratta Jazz and Blues festival. He has also conducted workshops at the Wangaratta library and Art Gallery including co -hosting the NVG family workshops. This will be his second inspiring school/community project for Across the Arts. The first was the Rainbow Serpent community project around the then newly created Marmungen Rock. David and his assistants all have current working with children checks and also come from an arts and education background.