In 1985 Robert Imhoff received a call from an international advertising agency that had a problem with a KODAK campaign involving both movie & stills. Did he know a competent Puppeteer? YES was Imhoff’s response. His children regularly watched the Muppets on TV, so that night he phoned the creators, Jim Henson’s Creature Shop in London. Puppeteer Ron Mueck, who was born in Melbourne, was the perfect person to travel to Australia and do the job. Local model-maker Herman Witte was commissioned to build the car. The remainder is history and Mueck is now a noted international hyper-realist sculptor based in London.
Robert Imhoff is a photographer and filmmaker. He began his career as a stills photographer in the late 1960s and expanded into filmmaking in the late 1970s. The Art Gallery of Ballarat held the retrospective exhibition Imhoff: A Life of Grain and Pixels in 2014.
Robert Imhoff / Two Puppets, a Car and a Chameleon
- August 24, 2019 - October 20, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm