Hand Puppet Lisa Scott Yellow Tailed Cockatoo
This colourful hand puppet is part of the Studio A x Live Softly international collaboration which sees designs created by Studio A artists produced by marginalised and disabled artisans in Kathmandu, Nepal.
The Yellow Tailed Cockatoo we call our hand puppet for grown ups! So intricate and detailed it could equally sit proudly as a soft sculpture in your home as well as sparking joy in whomever chooses to wear it and bring it to life. Yellow Tailed Cockatoo was designed by Studio A artist Lisa Scott.
Dimensions: 14cm x 42cm approx
Materials: 100% wool, hand-stitched felt. This is a handmade item so each piece will have slight variations in appearance based on the hand of the maker.
Studio A is a supported studio based in Sydney Australia that tackles the barriers that artists living with an intellectual disability face in accessing conventional education, professional development pathways and opportunities needed to be successful and renowned visual artists. Studio A is a social enterprise - it paves professional pathways for such artists so that they can achieve their artistic and economic aspirations. Studio A provides its artists with a working studio space equipped with specialist materials and support-staff.
Studio A contributes to various personal outcomes for the artists including increased self esteem, increased aspirations for the future, broader social networks and a sense of belonging, increased financial security and improved mental health. More broadly, within the community Studio A reduces stigma associated with people with a disability and increases diversity and inclusion. Studio A offers the mainstream arts sector access to new artists and new opportunities for unique collaborations.
Image Credit: Studio A, Yellow-Tailed Cockatoo, 2019. Photos: Studio A.