Riverlinks and Lemony S Puppet Theatre present Picasso and His Dog

Saturday 13th of April, 2019, at 6:30pm
Riverlinks Eastbank - 70 Welsford Street, Shepparton
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Full $16.00
Riverlinks Member $14.00
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For anyone who's ever patted a dog or been moved by an artwork.

One fine spring morning in 1957, Lump arrived for lunch. Lump was an elongated sausage dog with floppy ears and an inquisitive nature. He looked around at Picasso's villa and then into the deep, brown eyes of the man himself and decided he was home. From this first meeting, a deep love was forged between Picasso and Lump. He was also an inspiration for Picasso, appearing in fifty-four of the artist's works. Lump lived with Picasso for 16 years.

Inspired by this true story, Picasso and His Dog, is a delightful show that celebrates the animals with whom we share our lives while exploring what it is to be creative and to create.

This work is a unique children's puppet play that combines the art and story of Picasso with the extraordinary poems of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda and the test of Picasso's contemporary and lifelong friend, Gertude Stein. It is a refreshingly original work, wild and adventurous. 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 scale, shadow puppetry, visual illusions, painting and sculpting on stage.

Picasso Clay Day Workshop at Shepparton Art Museum

Join us for a kids ceramic workshop (ages 5+) based on the creative world of Picasso. Participants will create their very own ceramic plate based on an exclusive viewing of Picasso's Bull in the Arena (1948) in SAM's collection. The sessions will explore the wonders of colour, shape and imagery used through Picasso's work!

When: Saturday 13 April
Time: 10.00 am - 11.30am / 1.00pm - 2.30pm
Price: $10
Location: Shepparton Art Museum

Please note: ages 5 - 6 must be accompanied by an adult.



You can now book your pre-show meal with Eastbank Cafe. No need to decide what you feel like in advance, simply reserve your seat in the cafe and arrive an hour before the show. On the night you can choose your meal and pay direct at the cafe.


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Eastbank Centre

70 Welsford St, Shepparton