Help Crowd-Fund some giant puppets!

Art Press Release from Australia. Published by Rebecca Gabrielle Cannon on Tuesday 17 July 2012.

Upatree Arts Cooperative have embarked on an Pozible crowd funding campaign to raise money needed to complete the construction of their new series of Giant Puppets. Designed to reflect themes of death, transmutation and rebirth existing within a feathered flight of fancy, this years puppets include a 12 meter long Rainbow Serpent Dragon, a 5 meter high Egret, a 5 meter Black Cockatoo and a large

The Giant Puppet of Flight Pozible campaign seeks to raise funds to purchase quality construction materials that will ensure the Giant Puppets are built to be long lasting, easily assembled, transportable and include lighting and special effects features. After a successful series of skill development masterclasses with printmaker Nancy Brown, Upatree Arts has created a suite of unique handmade rewards for supporters of the Pozible campaign. This was made possible through the assistance of the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).

Based in the mountain villages of Mt Nebo and Mt Glorious in the hinterland of Brisbane, Upatree Arts Cooperative members have built ten Giant Puppets to date, all of which reflect a celebration of community stories, spirit and social justice. The Puppets regularly perform around the country at festivals and continue bringing festivity and support to a wide range of events and causes. More information is available from their website – www.upatreearts.org

Upatree Arts’ fundraising campaign ends on the 23rd of July 2012. As all Pozible projects are “All or nothing”, if the target figure of $2,500 is not reached, none of the current pledges will find their way into Upatree Arts workshop. Donations can be made via the Pozible page -