The Squeaking Tribe
The Squeaking Tribe is a touring exhibition of marionettes and interactive effigies. Established in 1996 by South Australian artist, Sol, and then joined by Canadian wife and partner, Sara Lee, the Tribe meticulously creates by hand hundreds of individual, fully-functioning marionette puppets for performance, play and aesthetic display. Of course, puppet making is only one side of coin. The demand for puppet shows and performance is ever-increasing while access to it remains a somewhat elusive venture. Over the years, The Tribe have found themselves involved in many different shows with puppetry as their core, from children’s shows and fairy stories, to late-night adult cabarets, to full-scale outdoor performances involving 30+ artists.