Art Day South
Art Day South is an inclusive arts studio. Artists create experimental visual, performing, and digital art, working towards group and solo exhibitions across Metropolitan and South-Eastern Suburbs.
Art Day South artists, Go Have A Look, Kingston Arts Centre, 2018. Photography by Rachel Main.
Timeline and Dates:
The studio runs weekly on Fridays during school terms, 9.30 am – 3.00 pm
The studio day is 5.5 hours, including a 1-hour lunch break.
Art Forms Art Day South Works With
Art Day South is a predominantly visual art studio. for example: painting, illustration, collage, sculpture, and textile art. Artists can work as a group or independently to create works.
The studio provides a wide range of materials. This includes basic art materials as well as sculpture mediums and found objects, fabric and haberdashery, and AV equipment. Additional materials and tools can be provided. Artists are welcome to bring additional materials if they would like.
Artists will be supported to create their chosen art and participate in public outcomes, such as exhibitions and social media.
What We Provide
The studio includes a main room with basic amenities, a large art storage room and accessible bathrooms. Artists are supported by four support staff, each with their own professional artistic practice.
One of the best parts of Art Day South are the facilitating artists and arts support workers. They are all established artists with many years of experience. They will be able to:
- Provide artistic support
- Help you create and achieve goals – both long-term and short-term
- Work with you to develop an individual pathway program for you
- Offer insight into Melbourne’s artistic communities
- Help you find opportunities
- Share their experience
Why You Should Join
The studio is a social art-making environment where artists work towards public outcomes. Studio artists work closely with professional artists to explore and develop their artistic skills. Artists also get to visit galleries, meet and network with professionals and be a part of the greater Arts Access community.
Some examples of the support and opportunities you will get at Art Day South are:
- Learn new skills and techniques
- Regular check-ins on personal artistic goals
- Develop and prepare works for public outcomes
- Work with your studio peers
- Go on outings to experience art throughout the year
- Learn and network with artists at all career levels.
The Studio Venue
Any Day South is based at the Dingley Village Neighbourhood Centre.
If you would like to join Art Day South or would like more information please contact Madison Elrick (Coordinator, Creative Producer of the Art Day South and Geo Out! studios).
How to Contact Us
- Fill out the form at the bottom of this webpage
- Email Madison Elrick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Phone AAV Reception 03 9699 8299 (voice only)/ 0401 224 864 (text or voice) and ask for Madison Elrick
The studio space is fully accessible with ramp access and accessible bathrooms. The materials and tools provided are tailored to the needs of the artists, with the ability to modify or acquire additional equipment when needed. Staff are professional artists as well as trained support.
Art Day South is a flagship studio of Arts Access Victoria, originating in 1991. Decades later, it is still a prominent and dedicated art studio with a mix of originating and new artists. The studio has exhibited many individual and collaborative art projects across a wide range of mediums. These include ‘Go Have A Look’ (2018) exhibition at Kingston Arts Centre and Thomas Street Reserve Playground Sculptures (2021). The studio also celebrated 30 years in 2021, with an online event and exhibition, bringing together artworks across the entire history of Art Day South. The studio is still happily experimenting and creating, working towards future outcomes.
Recent Exhibitions, Performances and Screenings
Art Day Smackdown, a group exhibition at G3, Kingston Arts Centre, Melbourne.
Art Day South artist Katina Anapaikos presented her first Solo Exhibition at Seventh Gallery, Richmond.
Fun Fact: Katina’s work can also be found in the Vic Health offices near Southern Cross Station.
Art Day South created public sculptures for Thomas Street Reserve accessible Playground.
Art Day South: 30 Years is an online exhibition and streaming event to celebrate the studio and everyone who has been a part of it.
The Art Day South Band performs experimental music, as part of Jolt Sonic Arts Festival at Footscray Community Arts Centre.
Go Have A Look, a group exhibition at G1 & G2, Kingston Arts Centre, Melbourne. Go Have a look Videos installation were presented at The Other Film Festival, Nebula portable art space, Malthouse, Melbourne.
Nest a participatory installation, as a part of Emerald Hill Festival, Melbourne.
Inclusion Matters, a group exhibition for International Day of People with Disability at Kingston Arts Centre, Melbourne.
Art Day South performed Singular with Rawcus, as part of Emerald Hill Festival, Melbourne.