Halcyon Macleod is an animateur, writer and performer who is a founding member of My Darling Patricia. Halcyon has focused her practice on creating devised multi-disciplinary performance, working with image-based performance and exploring the role of active audiences. While studying painting at College of Fine Arts UNSW (1998-2000), she participated in performance training and mentoring initiatives at PACT Theatre. From 2000-2003 Halcyon worked with Erth Visual & Physical Inc as maker and performer. As a founding member of My Darling Patricia, Halcyon has played a key role in the creation of the group’s innovative, multidisciplinary performance events since 2003 including Kissing The Mirror(2003), Dear Pat (2004), Politely Savage(PACT Theatre 2005, Performance Space 2006 & The Arts Centre & Vitalstatistix 2007), Night Garden (Arts House & Performance Space Carriageworks 2009) and Africa (Malthouse Theatre, Tower 2009). In 2006 Halcyon completed a Grad Dip in Animateuring at the VCA where she participated in Philippe Genty’s workshop Le Stage. In 2007 Halcyon received an Australia Council Skills Development Grant to travel to Quebec to observe Robert Lepage’s creative development process for his new work Lipsynch. Halcyon was the writer and performer for Please Hold a performance installation work at Next Wave Festival in 2008. In 2008, Halcyon worked as writer and performer on the development of The Lonely Instrument supported by FULLTILT and Melbourne Fringe Festival. With My Darling Patricia, Halcyon is currently developing Tedhead an immersive installation for children that will be developed throughout 2010 as a part of the Varcoe Foundry Residency program in Mt Gambier; and Posts in the Paddock, a family history project that is in collaboration with Indigenous Australian Artists.