Basil Jones

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Basil Jones (19*-). Puppeteer.




He graduated from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, in 1974, majoring in sculpture.


Between 1977 and 1980 he worked as a graphic artist at the S.A. Cultural History Museum and at the National Museum and Art Gallery in Botswana.

In 1981 he became the co-founder of the Handspring Puppet Company (with Jill Faubet, Adrian Kohler and Joe Weinberg).

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

On stage he has appeared in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1988).

He made puppets for Barney Simon’s Starbrites which was staged at the Market in September 1990.

He directed The Chimp Project.

Awards, etc

Naledi Executive Director's award: Basil Jones & Adrian Kohler of Handspring Puppet Company for War Horse.

ACT Award Lifetime Achievement Award - Visual Art: Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler


A Midsummer Night's Dream programme notes, 1988.

Tucker, 1997.

NELM catalogue.

Go to ESAT Bibliography

See also

Wikipedia [1].

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