Meet the Creatures at Thomas St Reserve
Sculptures of friendly creatures by the Art Day South artists can be spotted at a new accessible park
Artists: Heather, Katina, Kristy, Deanna and Paula, 2021. Photography by Chris Cassar. Photos supplied by Bayside City Council.
The new accessible playground at Thomas St Reserve, Hampton features commissioned sculptures of creatures made by the Art Day South artists. The new park includes wheelchair trampolines, flying foxes, slides, a range of swings, a parkour course and a water play area.
Mayor Laurence Evans OAM (of Bayside City Council) formally opened the playground and unveiled a plaque to celebrate this project.
The plaque reads:
“Meet the creatures we made. They are good creatures. They are good hearted.”’
These sculptures were made by the following artists from Arts Access Victoria’s Art Day South studio in 2020:
Katina Anapaikos, Rob Brown, Greg Colley, Deanna Dixon, John Eslick, Debbie Lissek, Karim Sarakbi, Kristy Sweeney, Edward Treloar, Jonathan Thompson, Paula Whiting.
Art Day South is an inclusive arts studio run by Arts Access Victoria for Deaf and Disabled artists to make, experience and present art.
This project was made possible thanks to the Art Day South artists and staff, Ric McConaghy, Mark Cuthbertson and Rhian Hinkley.