Art Day South – Message Therapy
Site Number: 38
Location: North Side records, 236 Gertrude St.
Artwork Title: Message Therapy
Artists: Art Day South
Go home, have a nice warm shower, make a cuppa, put your pyjamas on and then put on the TV, it’s easy. Put on nice warm socks and a warm dressing gown. Do that five times a day. It’s like a needle in the arm, makes you happy, makes you a bit sad.
Art Day South is Arts Access Victoria’s longest running project. For twenty years the group has been meeting weekly in Dingly, Victoria creating visual art, Performance and Film. There are currently eighteen artists working at the Studio: Katina Anapaikos, Melissa Atwell, Ross Bennet, Robert Brown, Greg Colley, Deanna Dixon, Simon deSouza, John Eslick, Vinh Nguyen, Lorraine Hayes, Joceline Lee, Deb Lissek, Lisa McLeish, Kristy Sweeney, Edward Treloar, Paula Whiting, Hugh Mcnab and Karim Sarakbi. With Rhian Hinkley, Sally Le Guen, Sarah Franzoni, Adam Teeuwsen and Berni Daly. With added input from Get Out! Frankston artists; Jennifer (Jenna) Bailey, Peter Benjamin, Maddy Beratis, Joanne (Jo) Clement, Nicole Cowan, Kelvin Dedlefs, Linda Harman, Correne Iudica, David James, Elly Luks, Toby Matheson, Tess McDonald, Raymond Westwood, Jonathan Thompson, Gerard Vacira, Michelle (Shelly) Waterfall, Marcus Watson, David Yun and Felicity McGrath.
Art Day South has numerous film, performance and exhibition credits, winning awards at the 2010 and 2011 Melbourne Fringe festivals. Established in 1974, Arts Access Victoria is Australia’s founding and most experienced arts and disability organisation. With a yearly turnover of more than 100 arts projects and initiatives that lead to an increased number of people with a disability creating and experiencing art, Arts Access Victoria is the state’s leading arts and disability organisation.