Art Day South
ART DAY SOUTH UPDATE March 2013
Friday 29th of March (Good Friday)
Friday 5th of April
Friday 12th of April
Once again, Art Day South hit the ground running, to start 2013!
For the first time, the group had the experience of working with the Rawcus Theatre Company. Everyone worked hard, at extra rehearsals to create the new performance. ‘Singular – a rolling montage of personal aspirations’ was performed on Southbank Promenade on the 14th and 15th of March. The show was performed in Nebula, which felt at home in the middle of the city, a year since it first opened its doors in Federation Square.
‘Singular’ was all about living your dreams: flying in the sky, dancing to music on a stage, playing footy for your favourite team, roaming the country free, or winning that race!
For the scenes, where we needed a crowd, Jeff painted the backdrops.
Paula also played her part as a very successful jockey, winning the race in front of a cheering crowd.
Ryan (Rawcus) provided a calming change of pace, as he did his tai chi moves over mountains.
Johnnie fulfilled his long-time dream of playing for his beloved Tigers. In front of cheering fans he marked the footy. This was done using kinetic sculpture which Johnnie assembled himself.
…but don’t forget the girls, Debbie and Hannah (Rawcus) swirled in their jewellery box, turning gently to the music.
‘Singular’ was a huge success! Many thanks to everyone’s hard work, rehearsing (extra rehearsals), cutting, sticking, gluing, painting, general creating and of course: dreaming.
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Victoria Museum came for the day…Members of Art Day South found themselves spending the day with dinosaur bones, shells, fossils and a huge tortoise shell. It was amazing to see how large the bones are and having the opportunity to draw from them. Mel from the Museum, explained the history of the dinosaurs and other useful facts about the collection. It was a unique experience to have close contact to the pieces. Everyone really enjoyed it.
Gertrude Street Projection Festival 22-29 July
OPENING NIGHT: Friday 22 July, The Workers Club Cnr Brunswick St and Gertrude St, Fitzroy, 7pm
Over the last few months, the group at Art Day South have been working towards the Gertrude Street Projection Festival. This will be the group’s third year showing work in the festival. Using a mixture of mediums such as drawing, animation, sculpture, felting and paper mache, the group is working together towards the final piece. Want to see the end result?
|Below right: Paula working independently in the slow process that is, animation Above left: Ross, Katina, Sarah and Sporty working together on ‘horse sculpture’ using wood and paper macheAbove right: Lorraine is working with the wooden blocks and Val is teasing the wool for felting, using large wire brushes.Below: Paula is drawing and then taking photos of each image. It all goes into the cooking pot for the festival!|
|We went on an excursion to see…
On the 17 June, Art Day South went on an excursion to the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery. As the bus arrived we were all itching to go! The gallery explains, “Utopia is an expression of a society’s hopes” Each artist’s ideal was expressed through a wide variety of mediums: video, audio, photography, animation, found objects and interactive installation. The first piece you saw when you entered the gallery was Akousmaflore, hanging pot plants that made different musical tones when touched. Each plant was different, and the volume changed depending on how hard or gentle you touched the leaves!
|This was a favorite, Katina is pictured above left. Another popular one was Life Writer, pictured below, with Rhian, Katina and Paula. The public could use this old typewriter but while you typed, bugs appeared on the paper!TouchMe, was like a human size, photocopier! Taking photos of people as they leaned against the wall. Top right photo. It was a very successful day at the gallery, which we hope to do again in the future. It was a beautiful sunny day, so we drove back along the beach – perfect.|
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