Dan Goronszy creates unusual arts experiences that provoke wonder and conversation about humanity and the world. She is a multi-disciplinary artist and collaborator drawing on participatory installation, puppetry, design and physical theatre. Dan works with governments, festivals, schools and community organizations throughout Australia and the world to share arts experiences in a variety of settings.
Dan’s public installations invite people to reveal themselves as seen in The Care Taker investigating intimacy between strangers Arts Centre Melbourne (2018) Hobsons Bay Art In Public Space Festival (2017), and in Nilumbik Public Arts Residency (2017); Bedsheet Ghost Party making children visible by making them invisible The Lost Lands Festival (2018) Abbotsford Convent (2016); Blood.Sex.Tears.Women Of The World (2017), Geelong After Dark (2016), La Mama (2016); and The Launching Board, Fawkner and MoreArt (2015) and Darebin (2016).
Further highlights include: Giant puppet work The Waterhole: Galapagos Islands, after Graeme Base with A Blanck Canvas for Melbourne Zoo’s Neon Playground (2019); Future Postal Service, Commonwealth Games Festival (2018), RAV tour (2016), Perth International Festival (2015) Federation Square (2015) and Arts Centre Melbourne (2015); Food Security Training at Alice Desert Festival (2014), When Claude Met Roxy tri-state tour and sell out season Brisbane Festival (2013), Pigeonhole at White Night (2013); and My Strange Pet for ABC3 (2009).
She is a long time core member and international touring artist with Melbourne’s Polyglot Theatre.
CACD residencies include Alfred Solomons Project: Footscray with Flag Inc (2019), Maningrida Arnhem Land (2015), and MinamiSanriku Japan (2015), Parkville Youth Justice Centre (2007 – 12).
DAN GORONSZY (b. 1974)
Abbreviated C.V. highlights post 2012
2018 Master Art in Public Space RMIT
Installations, Puppetry, Performance
2019 Mapping Memories, ArtPlay, VIC
Children’s Republic of Wyndham, Wyndham Cultural Centre, VIC
The Waterhole, by Graeme Base, Melbourne Zoo, Neon Playground, VIC
Anthropomorphic Anthropocene, Hawthorn Art Centre, VIC
Gutzy!, Dandenong Sustainability Festival, VIC
This is Me, Bunting, Kids Arty Farty Fest, City of Banyule, VIC
FOTL Shopfront, Yirramboi, Chapter House Lane, VIC
2018 Bedsheet Ghost Party, The Lost Lands Festival, VIC
Future Postal Service, Commonwealth Games Festival 2018, QLD
The Care Taker: Arts Centre Melbourne, Werribee, and Point Cook. VIC
The Grounding, Mountain to Mouth, Geelong, VIC
Children’s Republic of Melbourne, Arts Centre Melbourne, VIC
2017 The Care Taker Is In, Charles St Balaclava, Commissioned by City Of Port Philip, VIC
Blood. Sex. Tears, Women Of the World, Presented by Arts and Culture Maribyrnong, VIC
2016/17 Shed, Falls Festival Marion Bay, Tas.
2016 Bedsheet Ghost Party, Abbotsford Convent, Open Spaces Festival, VIC
Future Postal Service, RAV tour VIC and WOMADelaide, SA.
Destination Home, La Mama, VIC and Adelaide Fringe Festival, SA
Gutzy!, Castlemaine Winter Festival in The Grand Caravan, VIC
Blood. Sex. Tears, Geelong After Dark, VIC
2015/16 Blood. Sex. Tears, Marion Bay Falls Festival NYE, TAS
The Launching Board, Coburg Mall, MoreArt, VIC
Destination Home, The Grand Caravan, Melbourne Fringe Festival, VIC
Inside The Walls, Dramaturg with Theresa O’Connor, The State Library Residency, VIC
2014 Future Postal Service, Perth International Festival, WA and Arts Centre Melbourne, VIC
I Am Brunswick, Better Block, City Of Moreland Commision. VIC
Food Security Training, Alice Desert Festival Alice Springs, NT and ArtPlay VIC
2013 When Claude Met Roxy, Brisbane Festival, QLD and Canberra Centenary, ACT
Pigeonhole, Visual Theatre Installation, White Night Melbourne, VIC and Union Lane, VIC Supported by City Of Melbourne,
Besen Foundation and Polyglot Theatre, VIC
Unconditioned Heart, Backyard Theatre. La Mama, Melbourne. VIC
Arabella. Carlton Courthouse, Melbourne. Dir, Malia Walsh, VIC
2012 Memory Of Flight: Tarrengower Puppet Festival, VIC
What’s In My Suitcase, Sidney Myer Music Bowl, VIC
2012 The Last Time, Puppet Direction and performance, Music Video, Matt Glass Band
2009 My Strange Pet, 3D Films, Dir. Anthony Lucas, ABC3
2016 Asia Pacific Symposium, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore
2016 Art + City + Children =? ArtPlay, VIC
2019 INHEPI, The Art Ground, Singapore
2018 UWCSAE, teaching residency, Singapore.
Colour Labyrinth, ArtPlay New Ideas lab with exhibition in May, VIC
Northside Christian College, Artist residency Supported by City of Whittlesea for Whittlesea Festival public art installation, VIC
2017 The Care Taker, Living in Landscape, Nillumbik Shire supported residency including the Metro Community Bus, VIC
The Care Taker, City of Dandenong partnership with Heritage Hill, VIC
Projection Alley, Public Art Commission, City of Whittlesea, VIC
2016 Songs of Diversity, Residency supported by The Village Festival and Seniors Week, VIC
2015 The Launching Board, Creative Development residency, supported by City Of Moreland, VIC
Maningrida Arnhem Land, NT
I Am Moreland, Residency across City of Moreland, supported by City of Moreland, VIC
2013 INHEPI Studio Residency, ArtPlay, VIC
2013 The Last Time, Matt Glass music video. Puppet Director.
2012 Truckyard, Jess Ribeiro music video.
2009 My Strange Pet,Dir Anthony Lucas 3D film. ABC3 series. Puppetry.
Polyglot Theatre, Company member since 2007.
Touring including London, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, U.S.A, Brazil, U.K., Abu Dhabi, China.
Community development residencies include;
2017- 2019 Rumbalara Football and Netball Club, Shepparton, VIC
2015 & 2011 Minami Sanriku, Intergenerational arts residency, Japan
2017 Casey Bennetto, interview, Evenings, ABC, Melbourne, VIC, April 25, 2017
2017 Christine Anu, interview, Evenings, ABC, Sydney, VIC, April 4, 2017
2017 Michael MacKenzie, Life Matters, ABC, Melbourne, VIC, Mar 24, 2017