Gwen Knox

Artistic Director

Gwen has passionately and steadily nurtured and built Theatre Kimberley from the ground up. 

Gwen steered the Worn Art flagship of TK activities for 14 years.

Theatre Kimberley have facilated major events, workshops and engaged the Kimberley community for over 20 years. Amongst other projects, Worn Art, Sandfly Circus and the Sandfly Circus Outreach program have been been exceptionally well received by the communities they have engaged. Gwen Knox wrote almost every grant, planned and produced almost every show. 

She has worked on children’s theatre for over thirty years, as writer, trainer and director a teacher and tertiary lecturer in the arts and specialises in cross-curricular design of whole school/community arts projects. She is a committed Community Artist and Community Cultural Development practitioner, event’s organiser and musician. She has worked extensively in indigenous health promotion, using arts as a tool for promoting health messages. 

Her work utilises: puppetry, float building, circus, lanterns, music, theatre, dance and visual arts. She is the creator of the famous puppet Jabby. She has worked with Theatre Kimberley as artistic director for over five years. She co-designed the Barking Gecko Theatre production of ‘Crabbing at High Tide” 2005 and constructed the puppets for it as featured at Perth International Festival and toured Western Australia. In 2011 she wrote and directed the Goordandolmi performance as part of the Katherine Fringe Festival NT. In 2012 she adapted and directed Staircase to the Moon a children’s musical


Artistic Director
  • Categories: 2014 Circus Festival, Act-Belong-Commit Dragonfly Outreach KEEP 2016, Act-Belong-Commit Sandfly Circus 2016, Big Country Puppets, Bust Out 2016, Bust Out Cabaret 2013, One Arm Point, Outreach Bayulu 2012, Outreach Bayulu 2013, Outreach Bayulu 2015, Outreach Beagle Bay 2011, Outreach Beagle Bay 2012, Outreach Beagle Bay 2013, Outreach Djarindjin/Lombadina 2012, Outreach Djarindjin/Lombadina 2013, Outreach Fitzroy Crossing 2011, Outreach Fitzroy Crossing 2012, Outreach Fitzroy Crossing 2013, Outreach KEEP 2015, Outreach Looma 2015, Outreach One-Arm Point 2011, Outreach One-Arm Point 2012, Outreach Yiramalay 2017, Partners, Programmes, Sandfly Circus, Sandfly Circus 2007, Sandfly Circus 2008, Sandfly Circus 2009, Sandfly Circus 2010, Sandfly Circus 2011 Flippin Fish, Sandfly Circus 2012 Bored Games, Sandfly Circus 2013 Chinatown Big Top, Sandfly Circus 2014 Outta this World, Ship of Dreams, Staircase, The Shorebirds Quest, TK Team, Train the Trainer, Worn Art 2000, Worn Art 2003, Worn Art 2004, Worn Art 2005, Worn Art 2006, Worn Art 2007, Worn Art 2008, Worn Art 2009, Worn Art 2010, Worn Art 2011, Worn Art Revamped 2016
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