Mandy Field artist | creative facilitator
I live and work on Dja Dja Wurrung Country, in Central Victoria, as a third generation European Australian, with heritage from Hungary, Scotland and France.
I work as a creative facilitator, engaging with metro and regional communities, young and emerging artists, organisations and individuals, co designing initiatives that encourage cultural leadership and excellent outcomes for communities.
My focus is to enable and encourage emerging and independent creatives, and support and empower grass roots organisations and partner with government and service providers to leverage impact.
As a practising artist, I work with object, landscape, movement, painting and drawing, exploring elements and ecologies, and connection to place.
Producing works include: Polyglot Theatre (Vic) at The Melbourne Festival, National Gallery of Victoria, and Singapore Arts Festival, Outback Theatre for Young People’s (OTYP) award winning projects Secret Places: The Connections Project and The Alive and Kicking Project (regional NSW), the Junction Arts Festival (Tas), The Village (Vic), The Big West Festival (Vic), The Darwin Festival (NT) and The Castlemaine State Festival 2011, 2013 and 2015 (Vic). Artistic Director of a new work for young children, ‘The Grandma Tree’ in collaboration with Koorie families in Deniliquin, NSW, OTYP.
Organisational and business management experience includes: Company Manager/ Creative Producer (OTYP), Program Manager (Polyglot Theatre). Producer, The Marruk Project (Mallee District Aboriginal Services, Swan Hill, Vic), The Book of Shadows (Darwin/Indonesia), co-founder and Chairperson of Castlemaine Circus Inc, now in its 8th year of delivering classes, events and outreach programs for central victorian's ages 18months to older adult.
Most recently I was co-coordinator at cohealth Arts Generator, working with a team delivering projects to diverse communities in Melbourne's West and North. Alongside delivering the early childhood program with families at Castlemaine Circus, and maintaining freelance consultancy on project co design and creative engagement strategy.