Picasso is taking children on a creative adventure at Eastbank

Award-winning Lemony S Puppet Theatre presents the heart-warming tale of Picasso and His Dog at Riverlinks Eastbank on Saturday 13 April.

Influenced by the true story of Pablo Picasso and his four legged best friend Lump, a great bond was formed between the pair, spanning 17 years.

It all began one fine spring morning, when a very curious puppy arrived at the home of Pablo Picasso. He looked into the deep, brown eyes of Picasso and decided he was home. From this moment onward, a life-long bond was forged between the two, with Lump appearing over 50 times throughout the artist’s work.

Manager Performing Arts and Conventions at Riverlinks, Ken Cameron says, “Picasso and His Dog is part of our family series. The show emphasises the relationship between humans and their pets and how much they rely on each other.”

“The performance has a very creative nature, which is why we have partnered with Shepparton Art Museum to offer two clay workshops on the day of the performance. Based on Picasso’s Bull in the Arena (1948), children will explore the wonders of colour, shape and imagery seen throughout Picasso’s work,” said Mr Cameron.

This is a unique puppet play with refreshing and adventurous aspects. Initially set in Picasso’s studio in the south of France, the story travels across time and space in a series of imaginative leaps using puppetry to transform the detailed set design as the performers play with the creative elements.

Picasso and His Dog is a visually stunning and delightfully fun work for ages four and over, plus their families.

Tickets are available online or through the Riverlinks Box Office: 03 5832 9511.