puppetry | activations | interactive installations | immersive arts | community engagement | experimental performance

Founded in 2006, the indirect Object is an award-winning arts group creating original, immersive experiences for non-traditional spaces.


With a core team of collaborators, our work blends a handmade aesthetic with technology to engage the senses. We are known for our ability to create responsive, original experiences that generate a strong emotional connection.

With our roots in experimental puppetry, our key interest in exploring the relationship between space, light, performing object and audience has lead to an expansive creative practice that reflects our commitment to exploring new ideas. Regardless of the public outcome of our creative developments, our work is always evolving, accessible, sensory, and free to the public.


All projects are original and developed, designed and built by a small group of multi-skilled long-term collaborators. Experimental performances typically involve multi-room soundscapes, projection, purpose-built portable spaces and high-impact low-tech features. Our community activations are accessible, inclusive, and feature striking visual aesthetics, while our interactive outdoor installations are the culmination of years of experimentation with light, sound, design, and interactive tactile objects (be a puppet, a luminous wire, or a fibreglass sculpture). These projects also reflect the shared skills, insights, and creative direction of our ongoing collaboration.


Celebrate Brimbank Day, VIC 2019

Trail of Lights, VIC 2019

Glow Winter Arts Festival, VIC 2019

Glow Festival, HOTA Home of the Arts, QLD 2019

Winterfest Parramatta, NSW 2019

Luminous, Gladstone, QLD 2018, 2019

Williamstown Winter Arts, VIC 2019

Roola Boola Children's Arts Festival, VIC 2019

CERES Environmental Park, Beautiful Darkness 2019

Music After Dark, VIC 2019

White Night Melbourne, VIC 2017, 2018

White Night Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, VIC 2018

Enlighten, ACT 2017, 2018, 2019

Geelong After Dark, VIC 2019

Moonlight Festival, VIC 2019

Storyfest, VIC 2019

Kids Day Mackay, QLD 2019

Illuminate the River, VIC 2019

SeaChange Festival, NSW 2018

Illuminate Mackay, QLD 2018

Floriade Night Fest, ACT 2017, 2018

The Night Markets, VIC 2017, 2018, 2019

Werribee Winter Street Party, VIC 2018

Commonwealth Games Festival 2018, QLD

Festival of Live Art, VIC 2018

SHAP, Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC), VIC 2015 - 2019

Floraide, ACT 2017

Due West Immersive Arts Festival, VIC 2017, 2019

West of What?, FCAC, VIC 2017

Art in Public Places, City of Hobson's Bay, VIC 2017

Werribee Children's Picnic, FCAC, VIC 2015, 2016, 2017

City of Kingston. Makers Market, VIC 2017

Art Ed Victoria. VIC 2017, 2018

One Night in Footscray, VIC 2017

Big West Festival, VIC 2015

Ambulance Victoria 2010 - 2017

Festival of Colour, VIC 2017

Think West Festival, VIC 2017

Crack Theatre Festival, NSW 2014, 2016

Oakleigh Music Festival, VIC 2017

Clayton Street Festival, VIC 2017

Fun in Colour, Highpoint Shopping Centre, FCAC, VIC 2016

Coburg Carnivale, City of Moreland, VIC 2016

Good Friday Appeal 2016

Prague Quadrennial, Prague, Czech Republic 2015

Taipei Artist Village (Residency), Taiwan 2017

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