Robyn Collier has over 40 years of painting experience and is regarded as one of Australia’s foremost wilderness artists – preferring to paint the natural world and aspects of it. She has conducted workshops throughout Australia and New Zealand for the past 12 years, published many articles, held over 30 exhibitions and made numerous television appearances. Her work has won multiple awards and is in prestigious collections in most countries in the world. She has taken part in many ‘Artist-in-Residence’ programs – both on the mainland of Australia’s and many remote islands. Robyn’s philosophy is simple – “I want to show people the magic of the natural world through my work.”
DAY 1: Sunday 20 October, 2024
Tour members will be met at Perth airport at 12:00 midday and transferred to the workshop hotel in Margaret River. Late afternoon there will be a welcome drinks party followed by an included dinner.
DAY 2: Monday 21 October, 2024
A full day of painting in Margaret River. Margaret River has evolved into the ultimate smorgasbord of fine wine, good food and spectacular scenery. Margaret River also has a thriving arts scene, with an art or craft gallery on every corner. This will also be the base from which we will explore and paint the many areas that simply must be painted in Western Australia.
DAY 3: Tuesday 22 October, 2024
Today our excursion from Margaret River takes us to the famous Busselton Jetty, the longest in Australia. This wood pier stretches nearly 2km to the Underwater Observatory, where life in a coral reef is on view. Robyn will find a great location for today’s painting session. There will be regular critique sessions during the workshop.
DAY 4: Wednesday 23 October, 2024
Today we enjoy painting at one of the beautiful vineyards in the Margaret River region. We will also enjoy an included lunch and a wine tasting.
DAY 5: Thursday 24 October, 2024
This morning we travel to Augusta and Cape Leeuwin, where the Southern and Indian Oceans meet. The cape, the most south-westerly point in Australia, has a rugged coastline and a lighthouse built in 1895. Robyn will find a great painting location close to the light house and show you how to paint it. We will drive through the majestic Boranup Karri Forest and admire the pale, slender trees towering up to 60 meters. Today we also explore the underground wonderland of Mammoth Cave, it is one of just a few caves in the south west which contains fossils. Our visit to Mammoth Cave finishes with a winding walk through the beautiful marri forest, with whistling birds and stunning flora displays. These incredible wonders of nature are right at our doorstep. Tonight we will enjoy an included dinner.
DAY 6: Friday 25 October, 2024
Today we travel to Fremantle known for its maritime history, Victorian architecture and remnants from Australia’s days as a British penal colony. The afternoon is free to discover the beautiful port and Victorian and Edwardian buildings.
DAY 7: Saturday 26 October, 2024
This morning Robyn will commence her first painting session in Fremantle with a demonstration and then assist workshop members individually.
DAY 8: Sunday 27 October, 2024
Today we board the ferry to Rottnest Island. The island is renowned for its simply beautiful beaches and bays, laid-back atmosphere (cars are not allowed on the island), its native wildlife (including the quokka – a small native marsupial). There will be a painting session on Rottnest Island.
DAY 9: Monday 28 October, 2024
This morning we travel north along the coast, stopping in Yanchep National Park. We then continue our journey to Cervantes, a small coastal town in Western Australia, north of Perth. The town is a gateway to Nambung National Park, home to the Pinnacles, a desert area spotted with many ancient rock pillars amid shifting sand dunes. This evening we have an included dinner.
DAY 10: Tuesday 29 October, 2024
Today we travel to Nambung National Park to see the Pinnacles Desert that contains thousands of limestone pillars. The pillars are the weathered and eroded fragments of limestone beds composed of deposited marine organisms such as coral and molluscs. Some of the tallest pinnacles reach heights of up to 3.5m above the yellow sand base. We will enjoy a full day of painting in Nambung National Park. This evening we have an included dinner.
DAY 11: Wednesday 30 October, 2024
Nambung National Park is also known for its beautiful beaches at Kangaroo Point and Hangover Bay. Robyn will find some great subjects for today’s painting session. This afternoon there will be a final critique session and an included dinner.
DAY 12: Thursday 31 October, 2024
This morning workshop members will be transferred to Perth domestic airport to meet flights departing after 2.00pm.
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