Abbreviated Bio

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).


Abbreviated CV

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

TV/ Film

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