One Off Makery designs and creates high calibre work from frugal resources for performance, exhibition and participation. We are located in the Pappinbarra Valley, on the Mid North Coast of NSW.
Bryony Anderson’s puppets and constructions for visual performance have toured nationally and internationally with many Australian performance, puppetry, circus and theatre companies, as well as appearing in museums, festivals and films. Solo exhibitions have ranged from interactive puppetry installations and handmade projection machinery to intricate illustration, all investigating the potential in salvaged materials. She has led over 100 workshops in urban, rural, and desert communities, devised large scale participatory projects and mentored emerging makers from around Australia.
Working from a solar-powered shed in Pappinbarra, she established One Off Makery in 2011 and began working with community to seed a creative industry of skilled artisans making high calibre work from frugal resources. Pappinbarra locals created the Salvage Spider: from this Frugal Arts Inc and the award-winning Frugal Forest Project grew, involving participants across the Mid North Coast over three years in its creation. The Forest is now on tour and more participatory projects are in the pipeline.