May – June Newsletter

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INTRODUCING NEW FACES…

Art Day South team

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We kicked off 2011 with two new support staff, and waved good bye to Sarah and Berni. Berni was with Art Day South for many years.

Clockwise from top left: Rhian Hinkley, Lead Artist; Sarah Palmer, Support worker; Sally Webster, Support worker; Sally Jones, Onsite Coordinator & Support worker; and Robert Delves, Support Artist

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DATES FOR THE DIARY…

Friday 17 June Experimental Utopia Now – International Biennial of Modern Art, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

22 – 31 July Gertrude Street Projection Festival

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CONGRATULATIONS JOCELINE LEE!

It’s been a big year already for Joceline who had work shown at the Brunswick Street Galleries. Joceline’s delicate, black lined, skeletal drawings were chosen for the $10,000 Works On Paper Award. Onwards and upwards for Joceline!

Joceline at work

Joceline and mentor

 

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“Wish me luck as you wave me good bye….”

Yes, the folk at Art Day South said good bye to Adam Rozsa our Arts Development Officer. We thank him for his hard work and dedication over the years. We wish him all the best!

 

HOW CAN I HELP?…

Art Day South now has an Onsite Coordinator, Sally Jones. If you have any questions please contact Sally on Mobile: 0426 134 754

ART DAY SOUTH July 2011

Artist: Greg Colley


Holiday Dates:

Friday 8th July

Friday 15th July


Rhian and Jocelyn

Dinosaur feet and human feet

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.

Paula drawing the skull

Gertrude Street Projection Festival

22-29th July

FREE EVENT

OPENING NIGHT:

Friday 22nd July

The Workers Club

Cnr Brunswick St and Gertrude St, Fitzroy

7pm

www.thegertrudeassociation.com

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?

Come along to Fitzroy and see what all the fuss is about!

Paula working independently in Ross, Katina, Sarah and Sporty working together

the slow process that is, on ‘horse sculpture’ using wood and

animation paper mache

Lorraine is working with the wooden

blocks and Val is teasing the wool for

felting, using large wire brushes.

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…

Experimental Utopia


Akousmaflore 2008 Touch Me 2004

On the 17th 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.

Another popular one was Life Writer, pictured right, with

Rhian, Katina and Paula. The public could use this old type-

writer 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.

Life Writer 2006


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