Brendon Darby is an artist and musician based in Perth, Western Australia. He has had over 50 solo exhibitions across Australia and around the world. Brendon is an accomplished musician, performing professionally for many years and is also a published composer. In what is arguably his most important collection to date, Brendon combined his two disciplines creating “Listening to Paintings - Australia”. 10 years in creation, this multimedia work premiered at New York’s Museum of Natural History in January 2007. Brendon has been a finalist in The Archibald Prize, The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize and The Black Swan for Portraiture. He is primarily known for his landscape paintings. Brendon has spent considerable time living, painting and exhibiting in Europe and the USA. Most recently he spent time painting and exhibiting in Italy. For more information go to www.brendondarby.com
Day 1: Saturday 8 October, 2022
Margaret River, WA
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: Sunday 9 October, 2022
Margaret River, WA
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 many art and craft galleries. 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: Monday 10 October 2022
Margaret River, WA
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. Brendon will find a great location for today’s painting session. There will be regular critique sessions during the workshop.
Day 4: Tuesday 11 October, 2022
Margaret River, WA
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. Brendon 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.
Day 5: Wednesday 12 October 2022
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. In the afternoon we will travel to Pemberton, known for the tall karri trees of Gloucester National Park. On arrival we will see the enormous Gloucester Tree towering 72m above the ground. Used as a fire lookout tree, it has a cabin built 58 metres up the tree, accessed by 153 spikes that spiral the trunk. Tonight we enjoy an included dinner.
Day 6: Thursday 13 October, 2022
Today we enjoy a day of painting around our beautiful accommodation set next to a lake surrounded by beautiful tall karri trees. Brendon will commence the painting session with a demonstration and then assist workshop members individually. Tonight we enjoy an included dinner.
Day 7: Friday 14 October, 2022
Another day of painting in Pemberton among the tall trees. Brendon will paint a demonstration and assist workshop members. We will have a critique session in the afternoon. Tonight we enjoy an included dinner.
Day 8: Saturday 15 October, 2022
We depart Pemberton and travel through the Valley of the Giants, where karri and jarrah trees tower majestically over the countryside and red tingle trees can have a base circumference of 16m. We’ll take the tree-top walk through the canopy of the trees, 40m above the forest floor. We continue to our hotel in Albany. Albany is the oldest European settlement in Western Australia and was a major whaling station, and coal shipping port. There is also a large amount of Aboriginal evidence from earlier times in Albany.
Day 9: Sunday 16 October, 2022
This morning we will have a tour of historic Albany including the Mt Clarence Desert Corp Memorial and Padre White Lookout, for amazing views of Albany. We will visit the National ANZAC Centre, which honours the ANZACS of the First World War. It overlooks the actual harbour from which over 41,000 men and women departed Australia for the First World War. In the afternoon Brendon will paint a demonstration and assist workshop members.
Day 10: Monday 17 October, 2022
Today we will travel to Torndirrup National Park for a day of painting and also to view the impressive granite formations of The Gap and Natural Bridge. Brendon will paint a demonstration and assist workshop members.
Day 11: Tuesday 18 October, 2022
Our last full day of painting. This morning Brendon will find a wonderful painting location in the town and assist workshop members. Tonight we will have farewell drinks followed by an included farewell dinner.
Day 12: Wednesday 19 October, 2022
This morning we depart Albany by private coach and travel to Perth. You will be transferred to Perth domestic airports for your return flights home.
|TWIN FARE PER PERSON||SINGLE FARE|
|NON PAINTER DISCOUNT||AU$ 250|
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“It was so well organized. We got to see all the best places, but without feeling we were being herded around like cattle, like you do on some tours. There was plenty of time to paint, and the instructor told me more about how to improve my painting style in weeks than I have learned all year back home. I really did get individual attention.”
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