The Silver Birds

These fantastical creatures are a sight to behold! Standing almost four metres tall and fully illuminated, these graceful wading birds glide through the crowds, spreading their wings and dancing while their silvery feathers shimmer and shine. Made by WA artist Sanjiva Margio, and born from the City of Joondalup’s 2018 Festival with the theme of “Reflection”, these water birds invite us to also reflect on our connection to the natural world. With a magical combination of stilt walking and puppetry, The Silver Birds are a complete spectacle to delight both young and old!

As a sculptor and designer Sanjiva Margio has created many large Carnival floats, puppets, masks, sets, costumes and props, for the Cinema, Television, outdoor events and theatrical productions. Being a truly multi talented artists, Sanjiva’s skills and abilities also include teaching, directing, group facilitating and professional development in spontaneity and creative thinking.


DATE: Sun 9 Oct

TIME: 2pm-2.30pm,  3pm-3.30pm

VENUE: Avon Park, Janet Millett Lane




We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the beautiful lands on which The York Festival takes place, the Ballardong Noongar people. We honour and pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.

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