The Fire Garden

Producer: The Village Festival of New Performance Inc.
Writer: Wamba Wamba Creation Story told by Uncle Ron Murray.
Directed By: Uncle Ron Murray and Tim Sneddon

A First Nations Creation Story presented like never before


The Fire Garden is unlike any traditional show. Wamba Wamba man, Uncle Ron Murray will tell a Creation Story. Like the drive-in cinemas of yesteryear, Uncle Ron’s words will be broadcasted to the car radios of audience members parked around the performance site at night. Accompanying the story will be awe inspiring pyrotechnics, goliath puppets and beautiful projections, transporting the audience to the time where country was created by animals and the spirits.

Music, Light, Sound and Story, all culminating in a spectacular fireworks display.

Short Reviews

A spectacle for audience members of all ages
Wangaratta Chronicle
Fire! Giant Puppets! Fireworks! Music! It was amazing!
Audience member
It was this magical, vivid, storytelling experience. It felt like a real privilege to see and I was constantly surprised
Audience member


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Technical Information

Touring Party: 12-20
Bump-in Time: 40 hrs
Bump-out Time: 20 hrs
Interval: No


Outdoor set up , flexible set up to allow for a wide variety of spaces

Crew Notes

Generally require local crew of 3-5 people

Transport Notes

  • Vehicles required:
  • Small moving truck (4t)
  • Ute
  • Key equipment can travel by plane if necessary with standard equipment sourced at venue

Audience & Marketing Notes

– Participants of our community art workshops who help co-create materials for the show.
– The local First Nations community.
– Those interested in First Nations culture and stories.
– Those who wish to encounter art in unconventional ways.
– Those who love spectacle (special effects, fireworks, giant puppets, projections).
– Those who are d/Deaf, Blind, Vision Impaired or have mobility issues due to the integrated access services.
– Young and old people

Selling Points

  • First Nations storytelling through the extraordinary combination of large-scale puppetry, mesmerizing fireworks and live music.
  • One-of-a-kind theatrical production and a community engagement program that masterfully blends traditional and contemporary storytelling techniques, making it an unforgettable and transformative event for all ages.
  • An inclusive spectacle that pushes the boundaries of artistic expression and leaves you with a greater appreciation for the vast and varied tapestry of First Nations culture.

Community Engagement

  • Uncle Ron and local elders working with First Nations young people in the construction of the canoe which features in the show.
  • Uncle Ron, local elders and Justin Marshal working on music and dance performances to appear in the pre-show, and Welcome To Country.
  • Storytelling, music jams and campfire yarns held by Uncle Ron Murray for local First Nations and settler community members.
  • Giant puppet and lantern building workshops with our team of puppet makers.





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Venue Format



120 Minutes

Available Until (from - to)



Budget & Fees

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In Development - work which will be produced and premiered in time for touring during 2022/2023. Please contact the Producer directly for Budgets and Fees.

Remount: $20000

Weekly Sell Off: $50000

Per Performance: $35000-60000

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