Get Out! is an inclusive arts studio, designed to support creative expression, artistic development, and public engagement.
Open Studio Art Is Messy, Exciting and Happy, 2019. Photography by Rachel Edward.
Get Out! Artists focus on visual and performing arts. They work towards group exhibitions and outcomes across the Metropolitan and South-Eastern Suburbs.
Timeline and Dates:
Get Out! runs fortnightly on Saturdays. Get Out! follows the Victorian school term timetable. This means it runs for 4 terms a year. Each term is roughly five fortnights.
Each session is six hours long. This includes regular breaks and a one-hour lunch. We encourage you to stay for the full session. You can take as many breaks as you need.
Art Forms Get Out! Works With
Get Out! is a predominantly visual and performing arts studio. Artists practices include painting, sculpture, textile, dance, and experimental performance. Artists may work as a group or independently to create artworks and contribute to projects.
What We Provide
We provide basic art supplies and additional materials and tools can be provided to fulfil the needs and interests of the artists. You are welcome to bring additional materials if you would like Materials we supply include:
- Paper in assorted sizes
- Drawing and painting materials
- Recycled materials ready for repurposing
- av equipment
One of the best parts of Get Out! 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 personal artistic language. 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 Get Out! are:
- Learn new skills and art-making techniques
- Work with established artists to explore and develop your artistic practice.
- Regular check-ins on personal artistic goals
- Develop and prepare works for public outcomes
- Apply for external public exhibition opportunities
- Go on outings to experience art throughout the year
- Learn and network with artists at all career levels.
The Studio Venue
Get Out! is based at the Frankston North Community Centre.
The venue is fully accessible and has lots of space and includes a stage and small kitchenette.
If you would like to join Get Out! 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 Madison Elrick 03 8640 6013 (voice only)
- 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 an accessible bathroom. 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 and trained support workers. We will work with you to make sure your access needs are covered.
Get Out! first started in 2003 and has been a prominent disability arts studio in the South-Eastern Suburbs ever since. The studio and its artists have exhibited and performed many comical and colourful outcomes over the years. These include; ‘Art is…’ (2019) an open studio at Frankston Arts Centre’s Cube 37, ‘Fantastic, Yes’ (2021) exhibition at Walker St Gallery and ‘Pavlova, in Your Dreams Mum!’ (2022) a performance held at Arts Centre Melbourne apart of Alter State Festival. Get Out! is a fun, social and humorous studio, continuing to make and present outcomes as a group.
Recent Exhibitions, Performances and Screenings
Pavlova, in your dreams Mum! performance, as part of Alter State, at the Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne.
Fantastic, Yes, a group exhibtion at Walker Street Gallery 1, Dandenong
Art Is…, a group exhibition at Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston
Noise – Sound & Video Composition for Modified Wheelchair, Marcus Watson solo installation at Frankston Library, History Room, Frankston.
Get Out! Open Studio, Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston.
Homage To… performance at Cube 37 Exhibition Space, Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston.
Shades within Melbourne Part 2 a solo exhibition by Get Out! Artist Toby Matheson at G3 Artspace, Shirley Burke Theatre, Parkdale.
The Butterfly Surgeons, Frankston Anywhere Festival, Frankston Arts Centre & Emerald Hill Festival, South Melbourne.
Art Matters Forum, a creative arts and inclusion forumCube 37, Frankston Arts Centre.
Message Therapy, Gertrude Street Projection Festival, North Side records, Fitzroy.
Where We Go, After Dark Projections, Cube 37 Window, Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston.