19 - 22 September 2024 - Prince's Square Launceston, Lutruwita / Tasmania



  • SAT 23 | 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm + SUN 24 | 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm
  • FREE
  • Roving - Prince's Square
Free Event
HEAP Terrapin Heap Peter Mathew 1
All Ages
Live Art

TAKING COMPOST TO GREAT HEIGHTS. We all know compost heaps have a life of their own, but not like this one! Inspired by Tasmanians’ love of gardening, Terrapin takes the inner life of compost to great heights – literally – with Heap, a new roving performance featuring an ambitious amateur horticulturist and a giant, unwieldy compost creature. Designed by master puppet maker Bryony Anderson in collaboration with Moonah Primary School, and constructed entirely out of salvaged materials, Heap will engage green (and black) thumbs of all ages.

From its island home in Tasmania, Terrapin creates worlds of creative adventure beyond the borders of contemporary puppetry. The company’s in-theatre productions transport children and families to incredible places with narratives of adventure, humour and beauty. Terrapin’s interactive installations use simple technologies in dazzling ways to make audiences of all ages essential creators in transforming public space.

As unique as the remote place in which it is made, Terrapin’s creations are universally resonant in their themes, sense of humour and popularity. The company presents to diverse audiences far and wide; from Tasmania’s Mona Foma to The Lincoln Centre in New York, the Taipei Children’s Art Festival to the Sydney Opera House and from the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-Upon-Avon to Flinders Island in the Bass Strait.


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