Philip Mitchell

Philip has an artistic career spanning over 25 years.

His passion for the convergence of the visual arts and the performing arts through the exploration of objects saw the creation of the award winning Butcher’s Bride along with other performance art works

Throughout his 13 years in Tasmania, Philip created installations from natural materials inspired by the powerful Tasmania environment. Driftwood boxes and puppets made from driftwood and found objects feature in many of his creative ventures.

Prior to his move to WA, Philip worked extensively with Terrapin Puppet Theatre in Tasmania. Between 1995 & 1997 he was the Associate Artistic Director of TPT. In addition to his work with TPT, Philip ran his own independent production company, Extended Play, and worked as a freelance artist and Artist in Residence in communities throughout Tasmania facilitating arts projects.

He has undertaken professional development with amongst others Josef Krofta and Petr Matasek (Czech Republic) – directing and designing; Theatre of the Eight Day (Poland); Jacques Templeraud (France) – object theatre.

He studied design at the School for Alternative Art and Theatre in Prague in 1993.

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