EVELYN & ILLUMINART win 2 Awards for YABARRA - Gathering of Light at Australian Event Awards

Evelyn's collaboration with the wonderful ILLUMINART for YABARRA - Gathering of Light at this years Adelaide Fringe has seen them win 2 prizes at the prestigious Australian Event Awards.

Best New Event 2019

Best Achievement in Design, Look or Theming 2019

Evelyn’s Inflatable Sculptures look magnificent both night and day and are fabulous at any event as a central piece or back drop. To find out more please go to https://www.evelynrotharts.com/sculpture-hire

In 2019, Adelaide Fringe's signature project was an immersive Kaurna storytelling experience involving large-scale light and sound artworks along the Karrawirra Parri (River Torrens). For all 31 nights of the 2019 Fringe, audiences could experience free audio and visual artworks that share Kaurna stories and illuminate the river, riverbanks and grasslands using cutting edge technology and state of the art illumination.

Sunny Sunday Inspiration

Sundays sunshine brought out Evelyn’s amazing Floral & Cactus inflatable! Forever the creator Evelyn has been busy on her latest inspiration on her sewing machine making two new large cacti, that kids little and big can climb inside with places for their faces to look out and arms to waggle around!

This beautiful display will be available from mid-September for hire as a sculptural piece.

Please contact us for more information.

Bauble Cacti expertly handled by our lovely Ali & Mark

Bauble Cacti expertly handled by our lovely Ali & Mark

TEDDY BEARS PICNIC at the Adelaide Zoo Sunday August 25th

Evelyn Roth’s Nylon Zoo will be entertaining the kidlets, young and old from 10 to 3pm on Sunday August 25th as part of the TEDDY BEARS PICNIC!

Grab your favourite teddy bear and picnic blanket and join us for a fun-filled family day out at our Teddy Bears’ Picnic!

Throw out your blanket on the central lawns and enjoy a host of free activities for your little ones including free bubbles thanks to AGL Energy, face painting, performances, EnV Slime Factory, children’s crafts with Splodge and storytelling with children’s author Angela Castell.

Children can even take their furry friends for a quick check-up at the Teddy Bears’ Hospital to ensure they are in the bear-y best of health.

They can also get involved in interactive storytelling at Evelyn Roth’s immersive Nylon Zoo, allowing them to fly like a bird, flutter by like a butterfly, swoop like a bat, hop like a frog, swim like a fish or bobble like a hoopla mushroom in exotic costumes for dance and storytelling inside a giant inflatable Panda Bear!


Evelyn Roth Arts Celebrates START at AGSA, 10th Birthday! Sunday 4th August

This past Sunday , we were proud to be part of START program’s 10th Anniversary celebrations at the Art Gallery of South Australia. We Brough along our inflatable presents, our coloured banners and of course our costumes. The kids, small and big alike and a wonderful time! Check out START at AGSA, it’s amazing!!

Start at the Gallery is an exciting introduction to art for children aged 3-12 and their families. Held on the first Sunday of every month, Start is a free family-fun day and includes art activities, tours, live performances and entertainment. Each monthly event is themed around current exhibitions or the general collection. Start is held on the first Sunday of each month, 11am–3pm. Events are free and no bookings are necessary.


NYLON ZOO in Tanunda Friday


Thursday 18th July with sessions at 11am, 12noon, 2pm & 3pm (45 minute sessions)

The Barossa Regional Gallery are super excited to be hosting the amazing Nylon Zoo as part of this July’s school holiday workshop program. The NYLON ZOO is a choreographed participatory event - you are the dancers and performers! Fly like a bird or butterfly, hop like a frog or kangaroo, twirl in a rainbow cape, swim like a fish, bobble like a hoopla mushroom. Then come inside our Inflatable Story Theatre and let your imagination guide you through some wonderful stories! An experience all children will enjoy.
This is a gold coin donation event and maximum of 30 participants per session. Secure your place via Eventbrite and pay at the door.


NYLON ZOO at Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival May 18/19th


Nylon Zoo – All ages
Saturday and Sunday, 10am-3pm
Mary MacKillop Oval, Petticoat Lane

The Nylon Zoo first featured at the Arts Festival in 2014 and has since been featuring at WOMAdelaide – where it has been a popular event for over 20 years.

The Nylon Zoo is a choreographed participatory event – you are the dancers and performers! Fly like a bird, hop like a frog or kangaroo, twirl in a rainbow cape, swim like a fish, bobble like a hoopla mushroom.

The giant inflatable story telling theatre will also feature at the Festival! So, make sure you come along and join in the fun!

Cost: Gold Coin Donation
Bookings: No need to book

Sessions run every hour
Saturday 10am – 3pm (6 sessions)
Sunday 10am – 2pm (5 sessions)

Evelyn's Panda & Costumes at Ignite Unley Movie Night Friday 12th April

Join the City of Unley and the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide to celebrate United Nations Chinese Language Day on Friday 12 April.

From 4pm, the Village Green will come alive with free activities for kids, authentic food, live music, and the family favourite “Kung Fu Panda 3” screened at sunset (approx. 6.15pm).

Bring a picnic rug, celebrate the start of the school holidays and experience “Kung Fu Panda 3” on the Village Green.

Note capacity is limited, please arrive early to avoid disappointment. For event details phone 8372 5111.

Evelyn's Inflatable Australian Animals @ YABARRA Gathering of Light at the Adelaide Fringe

Evelyn has 6 inflatables up at the amazing Yabarra - Gathering of Light along Karrawirra Parri.

GFG Alliance Presents 
Yabarra - Gathering of Light
by Adelaide Fringe, illuminart and Yellaka 
Brought to life by Novatech and Epson

15 Feb - 17 Mar: 8.30pm to Midnight 
Free Event/Family Friendly 
Karrawirra Parri, River Torrens (Adelaide University footbridge)


A story for the senses, as projected light and sound guide you through an interactive cultural landscape, sharing stories of Kaurna country along Tarndaparri (the original name for the River Torrens).


Perkendi tappa 
Immersive Sound Walk 
Listen to the sounds of the ever-changing landscape. The seasonal sounds of nature and culture will guide your movement through the six seasons of time. 

Tikkandi, Nukkondi, Yurringarnendi 
Sit Look Listen 
Wait patiently, sit respectfully, and observe the seasonal stories come alive as they change in a sea of colour and sound.

Munaintya Murra  
Dreaming Hands 
Come add your story through the touch of your hand. Help create a wall of dreaming hands and see them come to life in this interactive projection artwork.

Water Screen 
Water and light combine to share stories of how the animals and fishermen of Tarndaparri once lived together in harmony.

Karra Kattendi 
Above Below 
Everything is connected land, sea and sky countries are all one. Look up for the native birds on the river banks, how many birds can you find?

Karrarendi Meyunna  
Schultz Building 
Proud spirit custodians look out over Yabarra and the country. They share knowledge through cultural ways of understanding. 

Burro Mandi 
Animals Alive  
A story will bring to life the heart of each native animal sitting along Tarndaparri – Torrens River and share their connection to the river. Learn their names, share their stories.


WOMADELAIDE 2019 - the Southern Right Whale, Shamrock & Baby Clover Debut

A WOMADelaide favourite, Evelyn Roth’s inflatable Nylon Zoo celebrates 23 years at the festival with her latest pop-up story-theatre creation – Mama Southern Right Whale, Shamrock, and her baby, Clover. Inside the whales’ bellies, kids will discover a new world of stories, costumes, dancing and parades, conceived and designed by one of Adelaide’s most treasured living artists.

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