Murray River Painting Workshop with David Taylor
- 26 Apr 2023
- 12 Nights
- Painting Tuition by David Taylor
- Painting in beautiful Bendigo and Echuca
- Paddle steamer ride along the Murray River
Distinguished artist, David Taylor, has exhibited with the world’s major watercolour societies and has gained international acclaim through winning many important awards from all over the world. David was the Victorian Artists Society “Artist of the Year” in 1976, 1980 and 1989. In the early 1980s, David received the Australian watercolourists’ ultimate accolade when he was elected to the elite Australian Watercolour Institute. He is respected world-wide for his painting and instruction on the art of watercolour.
DAY 1: Tuesday 21 November 2023
St Helens, Tasmania
The workshop departs from either Launceston city at 10.30am or Launceston airport at 11.00am. Today we travel to St Helens, the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, on Georges Bay. St Helen’s is the gateway to the world famous, Bay of Fires. Life in St Helens is all about the ocean. The beaches, bays and estuaries here are perfect for painting. This evening we will have welcome drinks followed by an included dinner.
DAY 2: Wednesday 22 November 2023
St Helens, Tasmania
This morning David will commence with a demonstration and then assist workshop members individually with their work in the beautiful town of St Helens.
DAY 3: Thursday 23 November 2023
St Helens, Tasmania
Today we travel to the Bay of Fires for a day of painting. The Bay of Fires is famous for its crystalclear waters, white sandy beaches and orange lichen-covered granite boulders and is one of Tasmania’s most popular conservation reserves. The Bay of Fires extends along the coast from Binalong Bay in the south to Eddystone Point in the north. Its name refers to the Aboriginal fires spotted by Captain Tobias Furneaux when he sailed past in 1773, but it could also apply to the brilliant orange lichen that grows on the granite boulders lining the bay.
DAY 4: Friday 24 November 2023
St Helens, Tasmania
Today we travel to Scamander and the surrounding areas. Scamander is a small town at the mouth of the Scamander River. David will find a great subject for the days painting session.
DAY 5: Saturday 25 November 2023
St Helens, Tasmania
This morning we head south to Bicheno for a full day of painting. Bicheno is a picturesque town situated on the east coast of Tasmania, it began life as a sealing and whaling town and then transitioned to a coal mining port (shipping coal mined inland at Fingal), but today crayfishing is the largest industry. This evening there will be an included dinner.
DAY 6: Sunday 26 November 2023
After breakfast, we will travel by coach to Freycinet National Park. Freycinet National park is a place of rare beauty with its white beaches and bright blue waters overlooked by the pink granite mountains of The Hazards. There is a wide variety of vegetation including wetland, coastal dunes, dry eucalypt forest and orchids that bloom all year round. David will perform a demonstration and then it will be your turn to paint while David assists tour members with their painting. This afternoon we will continue our journey to Hobart.
DAY 7: Monday 27 November 2023
Today we will enjoy a full day of painting in beautiful Hobart with David Taylor. The group will paint the 19th century waterfront warehouses for which the city is famous. The warehouses were once busy with whalers, soldiers, petty bureaucrats and opportunist businessmen, now they house cafes, restaurants and studios and bustle with shoppers and visitors. In the afternoon, we will enjoy a valuable critique session.
DAY 8: Tuesday 28 November 2023
This morning we will travel to Richmond for a day of painting. Richmond is a beautiful old town with Georgian cottages of mellow sandstone standing in pretty cottage gardens. Ducks on the Coal River swim to and fro under Australia’s oldest bridge, built by convict labour between 1823/25. In late 2005, the Bridge was recognised as one of Australia’s outstanding historic places and added to the National Heritage List. David will demonstrate how to capture the beauty of this picturesque area and assist workshop members with their painting. In the afternoon, we will visit the MONA gallery.
DAY 9: Wednesday 29 November 2023
This morning we travel south to the coastal towns of Kettering, Cygnet and Huonville, located in the Huon Valley for a full day of painting and sightseeing.
DAY 10: Thursday 30 November 2023
Today we travel to the riverside township of Franklin for a full day of painting. There is a lot of old-fashioned Tasmanian charm in Franklin, from the quaint historic buildings and streetscape to the pretty wooden boats floating on the Huon River. Located in the ultra-scenic Huon Valley, Franklin is the oldest township in the region and sits quietly on the western side of the beautiful Huon River.
DAY 11: Friday 1 December 2023
Today we will travel to Port Arthur for a full day of sightseeing and sketching. Between 1830 and 1877 about 12,500 transported convicts were imprisoned at Port Arthur, on the shores of a beautiful bay and set against the tranquil hills and forest of the Tasman Peninsula. Many of the sandstone prison buildings remain and have been preserved. On arrival, we will have a self-guided tour of the prison giving you an impression of what life might have been like in the 1800s for the convicts, soldiers and civilians. After lunch, there will be time for sketching. We will return to Hobart in the afternoon.
DAY 12: Saturday 2 December 2023
This morning David will find a great painting location in Hobart and complete a demonstration followed by assisting individual workshop members with their painting. Hobart’s gracious homes and buildings, colonial cottages, heritage parks and gardens will provide plenty of subjects to paint during the day. This afternoon there will be a final critique sessions followed by included farewell drinks and dinner.
DAY 13: Sunday 3 December 2023
This morning we will say farewell to Hobart and travel to Hobart airport to meet midday flights.
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