Suzanne Kalk – Artistic Director
Suzanne has responsibility for the Village Festival programming, visual arts, community engagement and looks after catering and food issues. Suzanne has worked on a wide range of theatre and festival projects in Australia and overseas, as a designer, community workshop leader and performer. Suzanne is expert in community engagement and visual design. She has taught design at Ballarat TAFE Theatre Arts and has been integral in Castlemaine Circus, Snuff Puppets and Alice Springs Desert Festival.
Stuart Vaskess – Festival Director (Management, Design and Logistics)
Stuart is in charge of all production, logistics and the building program. Stuart is primarily a visual artist, with a keen interest in mechanics, people-powered machines and large-scale design. Stuart was a founding member of Snuff Puppets, and has extensive expertise in fabrication and installation of sets, props and machinery. Stuart and Suzanne have designed the look of The Village.