Lachlan Plain

Since childhood Lachlan has lived in other worlds, on different plains, navigating them via several mediums – performance, painting and the written word…

He won the 2012 Impress Prize for The Lost Journals of Pedro Piscator and other tales, an eclectic illustrated collection of tall tales.

He has taken part in several solo and group exhibitions, as well as creating street art, public art and community art for business, government and community-based clients. The most notable of these being Life on Planet Daisyworld (2015), a 30 x 10m street art mural in Fitzroy and The Final Voyage of Pedro Piscator, a 5 x 11m mural at Bulleen Art & Garden.

He is artistic director of Sanctum Theatre, a visual performance company presenting folk theatre in everyday spaces. Sanctum Theatre’s inaugral show, lament: candles & compost at the Abbotsford Convent (2006),was described by The Age as ‘full of striking images… shadowplay and puppetry were absorbingly innovative’ and Inpress as a ‘startling work that is at once confronting and yet comforting’, (

He has also worked for the Snuff Puppets for the past few years, an irreverent and scatological giant puppet company, performing in their shows and directing their People Puppet Projects in Australia, Denmark, Sweden, South Korea, Thailand, Chile and Brazil (

He studied puppetry and theatre making at the Victorian College of the Arts.



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