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Horsham & Lake Tyrell Painting Workshop with Greg Allen Itinerary

Horsham & Lake Tyrell Painting Workshop with Greg Allen
Tuesday 16 March to Saturday 21 March 2021


Day 1: Tuesday 16 March 2021 Horsham, Victoria
Today we depart from the Travelrite Balwyn office at 09.00am we will travel to Ballarat a town with a rich and prosperous heritage thanks to the Gold Rush which began in 1851. These days, long after the gold has run out, the city retains much of its rich gold heritage in the form of opulent buildings and fountains. Greg will commence his first painting session in this historical town. We then continue our journey up through Ararat and into Stawell. This afternoon we check-in to our accommodation in Horsham there will be an included dinner and welcome drinks.

Day 2: Wednesday 17 March 2021 Horsham, Victoria
A full day of painting in Horsham. Horsham is the largest city in the Wimmera wheat growing and sheep grazing district in western Victoria.

Day 3: Thursday 18 March 2021 Sea Lake, Lake Tyrell, Victoria
Today we travel along the 200km Silo Art Trail, our first stop will be the Rupanyup Silo, created by Russian street artist Julia Volchkova and dedicated to local netball and football players. Murtoa is our next stop visiting the Murtoa Stick Shed for a talk and tour of one of the most unusual and interesting buildings in Australia. The Stick Shed was built in 1941 and contains 560 poles within, it can hold around 100,000 tons of wheat. Next, we visit Sheep Hills where artist Matt Adnate has created a monster 30m high x 40m wide piece of art dedicated to an Aboriginal Wergaia Elder and a Wotjobaluk Elder, alongside two young children, which celebrates the richness of the area’s Indigenous culture. We continue on to Brim, home to the first silo completed. The small farming town captured the world’s attention in January 2016 after Brisbane street artist Guido van Helten painted a giant mural on the town’s unused grain silos depicting an anonymous, multi-generational quartet of female and male farmers. We continue up to Rosebery where we view the most recently finished artwork by Kaff-eine. Completed in late 2017, Kaff-eine’s artwork depicts themes that she says embody the region’s past, present and future. we travel down to view Lascelles. In order to capture the true essence of Lascelles, Melbournebased artist, Rone knew that he had to learn about the town from those who were deeply connected to it. While still in Lascelles we check out some quirky corrugated iron artwork and sculptures at the Drover’s Hut Gallery. We travel across to Patchewollock. Brisbane artist, Fintan Magee booked a room at the local pub to immerse himself in the community and get to know its people. When he met local sheep and grain farmer, Nick “Noodle” Hulland, Magee knew he had found his muse. We then travel on to our hotel at Lake Tyrell. This evening there will be an included dinner

Day 4: Friday 19 March 2021 Sea Lake, Lake Tyrell, Victoria
A day of painting at Lake Tyrell. This evening we will have an early dinner, we will then be joined by our Lake Tyrrell guide, before travelling out to the lake platform to view the spectacular colours of Lake Tyrrell at sunset.

Day 5: Saturday 20 March 2021 Departure
This morning we travel to the Nullauil silo painted by artist Sam Bates (Smug). Prominently featured on this silo is Jimmy the kelpie dog as he sits with a close companion. We continue to Bendigo famous for its stunning architecture and manicured gardens. There will be a painting session before we continue our journey back to the Travelrite International office in Balwyn where we expect to arrive at approximately 5.00pm.