Indigenous Arts insights with Linx

Indigenous art at Tingari Arts

Friday 7 September, 5:30 for 6:00 pm

Tingari Arts, 40 High St, Mansfield
Cost: Free
Bookings: online or phone 0418 861 520

Join us for a glass of local wine and some delicious Australian cheese and great conversation, let’s celebrate Art in the Heart of Mansfield.

Tingari Arts also stocks art, eclectic furniture, rugs and other pieces for the house and garden.

Works pictured here are by Narputta Nangala, Patrick Olodoodi Tjungurrayi and Linda Syddick Napaltjarri.

Saturday and Sunday schedule – FOAP 2018

Saturday 11 August

Time            Group or individual             | Play

10.15am      Rochford Productions | Real World 101

10:50am      Rochford Productions | 3 hours Between Planes

11.35am           15 Min Break

11.50am       Mount Players | A Speed Date With Death

12.25pm      Julie Vankerkwijk | Don’t Let The Same Dog Bite You Twice

12.40pm           Adjudicator’s Comment on Preceding plays

12.55-2.00pm   Pause for Lunch

2.00pm        Shalafron | Acceptance

2.50pm        Sheila Brennan | Nellie Comes To Town

3.45pm         Type Faster | Try For Rosie

4.15pm             Adjudicator’s Comment on Preceding plays

4.30-7.00pm     Pause for Dinner

7.00pm         Ark Theatre | The Tree Man

7.30pm         Dizzy Productions | Ebbed

8.25pm          The Timbertop Players | Finale

9.15pm          Jeremy Kay | A Soliloquy from Friday Night in Town

9.30pm             Adjudicator’s Comment on Preceding plays

9.45pm             Close for evening

Sunday 12 August

10.00am           Adelphi | Passage

10.55am           Adlib | Property Tycoon

11.25am          Gemco    Aftermath

12.05pm          Adjudicator’s Comment on Preceding plays

Lunch 12.20-1.00  – Pause for Lunch

1.00pm             Adlib | The Black Sheep

1.35pm             Here There Everywhere | Therapy

2.20pm             Adjudicator’s Comment on Preceding plays

2.35pm             Natasha Boyd | N/A

4.00pm              Festival close

Haiku on the footpath

Submit your Haiku by 7 June for a chance to see it displayed on the footpath in Erril Street from 23 June. Read terms and conditions and find out about workshops and how to enter.

Haiku is a form of short poetry  with seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five. Traditionally the Haiku evokes images of the natural world. 

The Mansfield Lantern Festival celebrates winter, community, family and fun. Our Haiku project adds a literary element. 

We’ll print 14 Haiku on special non-slip vinyl and place them on footpaths on Erril Street, where the lantern festival is taking place. 

How to enter

Send your Haiku (as many as you like) to

Conditions of entry

  1. The Haiku must be your own work. 
  2. It must follow the traditional Haiku pattern of three lines, with five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second line and five syllables in the third line. 
  3. The theme of the Haiku must be ‘winter’. We’ll give preference to Haiku that speak about our local experience of winter her in Mansfield and district. 
  4. We will choose 14 Haiku to be printed on vinyl and placed on the footpath in Erril Street.
  5. Each Haiku will be printed on its own vinyl square, accompanied by sponsor logos and the poet’s name. If you want to remain anonymous, just let us know and will make sure your name does not appear on the printed poem.
  6. The selected Haiku will also be posted on the Arts Mansfield website and printed on an A4 handout that you can collect for free during the lantern festival or at the Mansfield Produce Store.
  7. Arts Mansfield’s decision about the which 14 Haiku will be displayed is final and no discussion will be entered into.

Attend a workshop at the library

We’re holding two Haiku workshops 

Saturday 2 June from 10 to 11:30 am

Tuesday 5 June from 4 to 5:30 pm

Book your place by dropping in to the library, or call on 5775 2176.

For more information about the workshops contact Miriam on 0407 664 202

Submit your Haiku by Thursday 7 June

Three Faces portraits prize – the unveiling

At this event three adult artists will unveil their finished portraits of Michele Padbury, Mansfield Citizen of the Year 2015. The winner will be judged by Shire Mayor, Paul Volkering on behalf of the Mansfield Shire Council, and Meredith Paez, curator at Benalla Gallery. Book for dinner and make a night of it!

Every two years, Arts Mansfield hosts this portrait exhibition that celebrates a member of our community with a portrait painted by a local artist.

The subject of the portrait is announced at ‘The Reveal’ in April. Three artists must then create a portrait of the subject, arranging sittings and working hard to create a work of art that brings out the essence of the subject. 

2018 subject and artists

Michele Padbury was announced as this year’s sitter at the Reveal which was held on 27 April. Since then, three local artists Pam Moore, Allan Jack and Kym Stubbs, have been creating portraits using different mediums and these will be judged by Benalla Art Gallery curator, Meridith Paez and Mansfield Shire Council Mayor, Paul Volkering.

Thursday 7 June, 7:30 pm, Delatite Hotel Mansfield

At this event three adult artists will unveil their finished portraits of Michele Padbury, Mansfield Citizen of the Year 2015. The winner will be judged by Shire Mayor, Paul Volkering on behalf of the Mansfield Shire Council, and Meredith Paez, curator at Benalla Gallery.

This evening promises lots of mad-cap fun and surprises in addition to the excitement of the winning artworks from the Adult and a Junior Category being selected.

Dinner bookings 

Join us for dinner at the Delatite Hotel. Bookings at or by phone on  5775 2004

$35 for adults and $22 for children under 12 includes nibbles, 2 course dinner, drinks at bar prices and unveiling of the portraits.

The acquisitive Three Faces Portrait Prize is $2,000 with runners-up receiving $250.

Thanks to our supporters

The Three Faces Portrait Prize cannot happen without generous support. Arts Mansfield would like to sincerely thank:

2016 winners

Local artist Kym Stubbs with her winning portrait of Major Bruce Bingham (retired)

April Lachal (below)took out the 2016 youth prize with her portrait done on a stretcher


Festival of One Act Plays 2018

Join us from 10 to 12 August 2018 for the Mansfield Festival of One Act Plays. A fantastic weekend of thespian delights – right on our doorstep!

If you enjoy a festival atmosphere, one that offers up to a dozen entertaining one-act plays put on by theatre groups from all over Victoria, come to Mansfield’s Performing Arts Centre (next to the Secondary College in View Street) for the 2018 Mansfield Festival of One Act Plays.

The duration of a One-Act Play is anywhere between 15 and 45 minutes. There is no limit to the number of actors participating.

Festival dates  

Saturday 11 August  2018 from 10am to 10pm

Sunday 12 August 2018 from  10am to 5.30pm

How to book 

For seat booking information, contact Leora Ross on 0432 071 787 or Barbara Setchell on 0419 831 884

Friday night at the Produce Store

Fun Pre-festival activities will occur on Friday, August 10 at the Mansfield Produce Store from 6pm.

Further plays and the Awards Ceremony conducted by Adjudicator Natasha Boyd will take place on Sunday, August 12.

Refreshments and live music for all

Take advantage of the Harlequin Cafe / Wine Bar featuring live music from artists such Liam Bradley (A River Somewhere), and serving excellent food (from The Produce Store) and selected local wines (Delatite etc).

Meet the adjudicator

Natasha Boyd

The wonderful Natasha Boyd has agreed to the adjudicator for this year’s festival and we’re thrilled to have her on board. 

Natasha’s 30+ years of theatre experience has seen her act, direct, stage manage, and co-write a number of works picking up a variety of awards and nominations along the way at Melbourne venues; Heidelberg Theatre, Mount Players Macedon, STAG, ETC, Mordialloc Theatre, Peridot Theatre, Melb University and La Mama. She has acted in about 20 shows since leaving high school, which included winning In House award for supporting actress excellence for performance at Heidelberg Theatre in 2010 for role of Holly in Disclosure by Helen Collins dir. Maureen McInerney. 

Read Natasha’s full bio

Taking part?

If you are planning to participate in the festival, check out our FOAP entrants information page for stage specs, lighting plan and information about how to get here, and even some accommodation ideas.

16 June – youth portrait workshops

Learn the art of portraiture. Workshops on 19 June for young people form primary up to 25 years. FREE. Reservations essential

portrait workshops

Saturday 16 June Learn how to draw a portrait!  These workshops are specially for you if you are a younger member of our community! 


All included: artist/tutor fees, all materials and lunch

To be held in the art room (B18) at Mansfield Secondary College

Workshop 1

Senior Secondary (year 10 and above) and youth up to 25 years

Tutor: Pamela Moore

10am to 4pm including one hour for lunch

Limit of 10 participants

Reservations essential – Contact Liz Bannister by phone on 0427 030 510  or email 

Workshop 2

Junior – Primary and Secondary years 7 to 9

Tutor: Liz Bannister

Session 1: 10am to 12 noon. Lunch from 12 noon to 1pm

Session 2: 1pm to 3pm.

Students may participate in one or both sessions.

Limit of 10 participants per session

Reservations essential – Contact Liz Bannister by phone on 0427 030 510  or email 

If emailing, please specify: name, age, dietary requirements and which workshop/s you wish to attend. 

Thank you to our sponsors    

  Mansfield Produce Store

Information for FOAP entrants

If you’re entering a play in the Mansfield Festival of One Act Plays, this is a page you need to read! Stage specs, lighting plan, and local information will help make your weekend fun and stress-free.

If you’re taking part in the 2018 Mansfield Festival of One Act Plays, this is the place to come for information about your visit.  

Download entry forms and conditions of entry

You’ll find the application form and conditions of entry on our Forms page

Deadline for submission:  Extended to Thursday 12 July.

PAC specs

Download stage layout and lighting plan for the Mansfield Performing Arts Centre (PAC)

Stage layout and specs


The festival weekend

Keep up with what we’re planning for the FOAP weekend by visiting our Festival of One Act Plays page

How to get here

Use this Google Maps link to get directions on your phone 

Accommodation in Mansfield

There are plenty of options, but remember that winter is our busy time!  

Search for accommodation on the official Tourism Vic Mansfield Mt Buller site 

Check out AirBnB options

Information for audiences

Visit the FOAP page to find out more about the venues, extra fun activities and how to book your seats. 

Mansfield Portrait Exhibition – expressions of interest welcome

Are you a portrait artist? Arts Council welcome expressions of interest from portrait artists. Be part of the portrait exhibition from 27 April to 10 June at the Delatite Hotel in Mansfield.

In conjunction with Three Faces Mansfield Portrait Art Prize Biennial 2018, Arts Mansfield is seeking artists to participate in the Mansfield Portrait Exhibition at The Delatite Hotel

April 27 – June 10, 2018

About the exhibition

Artists can present their work for sale or display utilising any medium that can be safely hung on a wall. This is an opportunity to showcase work in the subject of portraiture.

Junior Category finalist portraits will also be on display

How to enter

Entry is free.

Artists interested in participating can contact the co-ordinator,

Liz Bannister 0427 030 510 or

artist hand drawing image of sitting subject

Victorian Interschools Drama Festival

Victorian Interschools Drama Festival
Mansfield, Victoria
Friday 31 August 2018 11 am to 2:30 pm

Bring your Drama Class to Mansfield in August for a dramatic day on the stage!

We are holding the third annual Victorian Interschools Festival, for Drama Classes in year 7, 8, 9 & 10.

Write your own work (or use another), and put together a short production to persuade our judges your Drama Class is the best in Victoria! And you get to check out the productions from other schools as well.

Entry forms

Find entry form (including conditions of entry) on our forms page

Important dates

Expressions of interest to participate due 10 August 2018.
Detailed applications due 27 August.
No late applications will be accepted. 


Performing Arts Centre
Mansfield Secondary College
View Street, Mansfield

The Event

This event follows on from two previous successful running of the Victorian Interschools Drama Festival. It is run by Arts Mansfield in conjunction with the Mansfield Secondary College, at the Mansfield Performing Arts Centre, View Street, Mansfield.

Any school in Victoria and southern NSW is welcome to be involved.

The Arts and Education communities of Mansfield, Victoria, warmly invite all Schools Drama Classes (years 7 to 10) to join them on this day of performing, collaborating and creating.


The Victorian Interschools Drama Festival aims to:

  • promote interaction between schools’ drama students and staff, and share ideas
  • provide a goal for drama classes at all levels, and an opportunity to perform in open company
  • encourage the development of skills in writing, directing and technical work for drama (and all) students
  • offer a forum for feedback and learning from industry professionals, a chance to win prizes
  • give schools the opportunity to excel in the field of performing arts.

Victorian Interschools Drama Festival - student singing with arms akimbo

Expression of Interest – The Three Faces Portrait Art Prize

Arts Mansfield is inviting Expression of Interest from artists to participate in the Three Faces Mansfield Portrait Art Prize 2018

The Three Faces Portrait Art Prize is a visual art painting or drawing competition.

Arts Mansfield is inviting Expression of Interest from artists to participate in the Three Faces Mansfield Portrait Art Prize 2018

Expression of interest due 8 April

From the Expressions of Interest, 3 Adult and 3 Youth artists will be chosen to compete in the Three Faces 2016 Portrait Competition. The 3 successful Youth applicants will benefit from a one day workshop mentored by a local artist.

Download the Expression of Interest form on our forms page.

Each artist will create a 2 dimensional artwork of the subject who will be an identity from the Mansfield district.

Two public events to be held at the Delatite Hotel in Mansfield:

First event, ‘The Reveal’

Friday 27th April, 2018. Cocktail party style event at The Delatite Hotel. Mansfield

Introduction of the six successful artists and the ‘mystery’ sitter. Artists photograph and preliminary sketch the sitter.

The Second event, ‘The Unveiling’

Thursday 7th June 2018. Dinner event at The Delatite Hotel. Mansfield.

The winning portraits are chosen by the Mansfield Shire Mayor and Meredith Paez, curator, Benalla Gallery.

Prize for Adult winning artist

Acquisitive prize $2000– Sponsored by Mansfield Shire Council

The two runner up artists each receive $250.

Prize for Youth winning artist

Acquisitive prize $500– Sponsored by Mansfield Shire Council

The two runner up artists each receive $100.

Artworks not chosen as the winning works can be sold with a commission of 20% to Arts Council of Mansfield.


Expressions of Interest reply by April 8, 2016.

Interested Artists need to provide images of portraits or artworks they have previously produced.

All artists need to be a resident of Mansfield or surrounds.

The six participating artists are chosen by the Arts Council of Mansfield committee and the decision is final with no correspondence entered into.

Artists must attend both events.

Each artist works in their own medium, supplies all their own materials and canvasses etc.

The finished artwork must be ready to hang.

The winning Portraits become acquisitions of the Mansfield Shire Council as part of a growing art collection.

Three Faces Portrait Prize