Art Day South, a visual and performing arts program based in Dingley for adults with an intellectual disability, comprises a diverse group of artists the majority of whom have attended the program for at least five years.
During this time, the group has developed a distinctive ‘house’ style exemplified by its crowning 2009 work – Head Case, a highly inventive short film exploring the ‘spaghetti western’ genre. The creativity, tone and dark humour displayed in the film is distinctively ‘Art Day South’.
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The group also worked on a large collaborative sculptural work that was installed in Frankston Art Centre’s Cube 37 Gallery in March 2009. Installation by day, projection space by night, Dragon Breath & The Cloak is a video and sculptural exploration of the story of St George and the dragon, rendering the tale from the perspective of the dragon. This work is a development of the group’s seminal performance piece Dragon Eggs, first created in December 2007.