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).


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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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The Nylon Zoo in Port Hedland

I've just spent the weekend in the mining town of Port Hedland in Western Australia with my turtle Nylon Zoo. The event was a market held 4 times each year and my wonderful colourful turtle entertained oodles of kiddies and parents. Being such a hot place - it was 35 celsius on Saturday, the event started late afternoon and went into the night. Everything in the town opens at 4am and shuts down late at night. All up I flew approximately 7,000 kms to and from home..