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Swim with sharks in brand-new immersive puppetry experience at the Australian National Maritime Museum

Australian National Maritime Museum 2 mins read

The Australian National Maritime Museum invites audiences to plunge into the mysterious underwater world of the sharks of Sydney Harbour in Guruwin, an unmissable new experience by world-renowned visual theatre makers and puppeteers, Erth Visual and Physical Inc.

This unique, family-friendly experience allows audiences to encounter bull sharks, grey nurses, majestic great whites, and an array of enchanting sea life which have existed from deep within our prehistoric past to the rich biodiversity that now calls Sydney Harbour home.


Presented as a live poetic documentary, this 40-minute experience enchants and delights with its exquisite puppets while also challenging audiences to reconsider humans’ role in protecting sharks and their environment.

Museum CEO and Director Ms Daryl Karp said, ‘Erth always combine meticulous research alongside their unique storytelling skills. Guruwin recreates the history of Sydney Harbour underwater life with with mastery and flair.’

Guruwin is the Gadigal word for shark, and the work recognises and reinforces First Nations connections and explores our waterways and its creatures.


This exciting experience opens at the Museum on June 22 and runs on select dates until July 21 and includes designated dates for relaxed performances of this work designed for visitors on the Autism spectrum and visitors with sensory sensitivities and differing abilities.

For more information and to book, please visit: Sharks of Sydney Harbour by ERTH - Australian National Maritime Museum (



Images and videos available here: Guruwin images


About Erth

Erth is a company fuelled by beautiful accidents; a team of creators, makers and performers pushing the limits of design, content and experience. Erth’s puppetry based theatrical productions and innovative community projects have challenged and inspired audiences for more than thirty years, driven by a special interest in natural history, First Nations stories and urban mythology.


With a prime focus on environmental sustainability, conservation and social justice, the company’s core motivation is the creation of emotionally impactful artistic work which, through connecting with audiences young and old, educates, inspires, motivates and empowers people to make an impact in the world through their own actions.

Today the company is recognised internationally as an innovator of visual theatre, and a creator of brave, unbridled work for children. 


For further information please contact:
Alex Gonzalez                 M: 0401 545 778    



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