Joanna Hruby is a visual artist, performance artist and facilitator based in South Devon, England. She creates puppetry, scenic art, costume and props for diverse performance settings including festivals, theatre productions and community arts events. She also uses puppetry and visual storytelling techniques as a facilitator with diverse social groups.
Joanna’s work draws inspiration from folk arts, folk theatre, and folk practices from around the world. Amongst others, she uses processional puppet pageantry and carnival techniques, paper theatre, moving panoramas and paper automata. Making reference to myth, story and folktale, Joanna’s work strives to animate stories in new ways, through ancient means.