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90/695 Reconstruction, 'Yellow House Puppet Theatre', architectural panels and fittings with original puppets and theatre props, wood / plastic / ceramic / fabric / metal / paint, made by George Gittoes, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1970-1990. Click to enlarge.

Yellow House 'Puppet Theatre' (reconstruction)

Made
This room with painted polychromatic walls, ceiling and floor in the 'Psychedelic' style incorporates a puppet theatre and various decorative elements.

It is a recreation by the original artist/designer (using original fittings & elements) of a highly significant interior of the early 1970s, which
1. exerted a major influence on Australian art, design and performing art
2. was a 'Mecca' for Australian and visiting international artists, designers, literati, performing artists and celebrities, …

Summary

Object No.

90/695

Object Statement

Reconstruction, 'Yellow House Puppet Theatre', architectural panels and fittings with original puppets and theatre props, wood / plastic / ceramic / fabric / metal / paint, made by George Gittoes, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1970-1990

Physical Description

Artist's reconstruction of the Puppet Theatre room from the 'Yellow House', consisting of painted polychromatic walls, ceiling and floor panels in the 'Psychedelic' style incorporating a puppet theatre and various original and recreated fittings and decorative elements, a 1990 recreation by the original artist / designer / puppeteer of a highly significant interior of the 1970-1971.

Consists of:
(-1/1:3) puppets
(-2:10) various theatre props
(-11/1:8) seats
(-12/1:4) light globes and fixtures
(-13) stained glass panel
(-14/1:2) windows
(-15/1:3) doors and door handle
(-16/1:13) wall panels
(-17/1:3) ceiling panels
(-18/1:5) floor panels
(-19:21) architectural props
(-22) fittings.

Marks

see parts

Production

Notes

A 1990 recreation of a 1970s interior including some original features.

History

Notes

Formerly exhibited at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Puppet Theatre is accompanied by some fittings and props from original Puppet Theatre of the 1970s.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1990

Acquisition Date

23 July 1990

Cite this Object

Harvard

Yellow House 'Puppet Theatre' (reconstruction) 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 25 May 2022, <https://ma.as/108895>

Wikipedia

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