Hearts, Beyond

Ashlee Hughes, 2020

Hearts, Beyond - Follow the map, and experience our hearts champions, one year after the world closed down.

Take your map, your family and friends, and explore the sites transformed by artworks responding to Hearts in Isolation Maps from Spring FUSE Festival.


Hearts in Isolation Maps poetically transformed the idea of a map by using our heart as a lens, through which to see our surroundings. Now, after one year of living in various forms of isolation, we project beyond, declaring intentions for the future.  Created by Deaf and hearing collaborators, led by Dan Goronszy and Luke King, the exhibition sites invite reflection and celebration of the objects, spaces, elements, actions, words or more, which offer our hearts comfort, laughter, and inspiration. They ask, what holds your heart afloat, now and into the future?


Any time during the festival download the map and head to the secret locations- uncover, discover, the gems created by Deaf and hearing collaborators. Works will be in Auslan and English.


This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Get the map and more information http://www.dangoronszy.com/#/hearts-beyond-autumn-fuse-darebin/

"It was a really beautiful space you created…stunning community building, integrating all the senses. It was so powerful."
— Workshop participant in Hearts In Isolation.

Dan Goronszy creates arts experiences to provoke wonder and conversation about humanity, towards social change. She is a multi-disciplinary artist drawing on participatory installation, live art, puppetry, public art, social practice & visual theatre. She is driven to reach audiences who may not seek out contemporary arts & cultural experiences, therefore privileging working in the public arena, and in suburban environments. Working with collaborators, she creates experiences described as playful, challenging and moving installations that gently subvert recognised rules of the public arena. Furthermore, exploring and sharing alternative narratives of people and place, beyond the obvious or expected, is the cornerstone to her practice. Dan’s works have been presented nationally and internationally. She holds a Masters in Art in Public Space (RMIT)


Luke Duncan King is a Naarm (Melbourne) based artist and collaborator, whose practice is grounded in printmaking & drawing, but extends into video, performance and other artforms. His work is often concerned with highlighting and breaking down assumptions, and power dynamics, giving the audience experiences of alternatives to what they think.


Kirsty Ellem producer and consultant working with artists across artforms and artform practice areas including strong engaged arts with the capacity to achieve high quality social impact.

Event & ticketing details


Auslan Interpreted

Dates & Times

Art Walk 11-28 March - Anytime


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