The Squeaking Tribe

21 Stokes Street


The Squeaking Tribe is a touring exhibition of marionettes and interactive effigies. Established in 1996 by South Australian artist, Sol, and now joined by Canadian wife and partner, Sara Lee, the Tribe meticulously creates by hand hundreds of individual, fully-functioning marionette puppets for performance, play and aesthetic display.  Every marionette we make, whether part of a select series or an individual one-off design, is an original piece of art which can also be used to act out stories, entertain an audience or educate children as a teacher’s aid. Displayed separately, they can inspire people with both their colour and character and remind us of the age-old craft of storytelling; taken altogether as an elaborate display, the Tribe creates a wonderland of the imagination where people can explore and experiment with the Lost Worlde of puppetry.

Puppet Making Workshops

A two-part journey hosted by Sol and Sara of the Squeaking Tribe, learn a variety of skills and techniques to create your own exquisite marionette puppet.

Kids classes (8-15years)
Cost: $50
Saturdays July 29 and August 5

Adult classes (16+ years)
Cost: $90
Sundays July 30 and August 6

1st Workshop: Clay Building (2 hours)

Learn the basics of clay sculpture and hand-building to create pieces for your own distinctive character. These pieces will be kiln fired before the second workshop the following week.

2nd Workshop: Costuming and Stringing (2 hours)

Assemble your puppet and learn techniques for costuming and stringing using upcycled materials and found objects.

Spaces are limited to 15 students. Bookings essential –  0414 821 525 or