Tarrryn gill

23 September, 2021 - 2 October, 2021


Commissioned by PICA and presented with Performing Lines WA.



Dip into the darkly-comic dream state that is UNHEIMLICH – a house-cat will be your guide.

UNHEIMLICH, meaning un-homely/uncanny, is a space where the familiar can quickly become strange or frightening.


Join our happy couple on this journey where dreams and memories merge into reality and our shadow selves come out to play. Child-like games take on a deeper significance, jokes are wielded as weapons, and masks slip to reveal things that were intended to remain out of sight.


Conjuring fantastical imagery from the recesses of the human mind, UNHEIMLICH is a thrilling new performance work by director and The Last Great Hunt alum Katt Osborne and multidisciplinary artist Tarryn Gill. Drawing inspiration from her acclaimed Guardians series of soft sculptures, Gill has created life-sized, hand-sewn masks to be animated by an exciting team of Perth’s most-established performing artists.


UNHEIMLICH is an unmissable theatrical collaboration of visual arts, and performance.


Directed by Katt Osborne

Masks/Puppets/Sculptures by Tarryn Gill

Sound Design and Additional Composition by Brett Smith

Set and Costume Design by Laura Heffernan

Lighting Design by Joe Lui

Voiceover by Igor Sas

Understudy by Jo Morris

Production Manager by Liam Murray

Stage Manager by Isabella Taylor

Sound Technician by Jeremy Turner

Co-produced by Performing Lines WA & PICA

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