David Taylor - Flinders Ranges Painting Workshop

David Taylor - Flinders Ranges Painting Workshop
Tuesday 19 April to Sunday 1 May 2022

Itinerary

DAY 1: Tuesday 19 April 2022 Wilpena Pound, Flinders Ranges
Workshop members will depart Adelaide downtown at 9.30am or depart from Adelaide airport at 10.00am. (Please allow adequate time to collect your luggage prior to departure). We will travel to the Flinders Ranges National Park, where we will be staying at the Wilpena Pound Resort. The Flinders Ranges offer some of the most spectacular and rugged scenery in South Australia. Wilpena Pound is an extraordinary natural basin covering about 80 square kilometres. Heysen is remembered for his beautiful watercolours depicting the wonderful colours of the bare hills of the Wilpena’s. On arrival, the group will get together for an included welcome drinks and dinner.

DAY 2: Wednesday 20 April 2022 Wilpena Pound, Flinders Ranges
David will find a great painting location and show you how to interpret the unique beauty of this landscape with its indigenous history, ancient geological formations, rich colours and textures, open spaces, clear air and abundant wildlife. During your stay you may want to take an optional sightseeing flight over Wilpena Pound. This evening we will enjoy and included dinner at Wilpena Pound.

DAY 3: Thursday 21 April 2022 Wilpena Pound, Flinders Ranges
This morning David will demonstrate at a good painting spot and then help individuals with their work. David will show you the Cazneaux Tree, subject of the famous photograph entitled The Spirit of Endurance taken by Dick Smiths’ grandfather Harold Cazneaux in 1937. This evening we will enjoy and included dinner at Wilpena Pound.

DAY 4: Friday 22 April 2022 Wilpena Pound, Flinders Ranges
Today we will travel to Brachina Gorge for a day of painting. This spectacular gorge was once used as a pass through which bullock teams pulled their loads and is now a favourite picnic and camping area and a picturesque painting spot. This evening we will enjoy and included dinner at Wilpena Pound.

DAY 5: Saturday 23 April 2022 Wilpena Pound, Flinders Ranges
Our last day of painting in the Flinders Ranges National Park. David will paint a demonstration and then spend time moving amongst the group members offering individual assistance. This evening we will enjoy and included dinner at Wilpena Pound.

DAY 6: Sunday 24 April 2022 Burra, Clare Valley
Today we travel to Burra, one of the most beautifully preserved towns in South Australia. Burra is bursting at the seams with historic sites from the copper mining days in the 1850’s. This evening there will be an included dinner at Jumbucks Restaurant.

DAY 7: Monday 25 April 2022 Burra, Clare Valley
This morning we board our coach to paint some of the lovely stone villages in the Clare Valley. We will visit the grand 19th century Martindale Hall mansion in Mintaro as well as the historic township of Auburn. David will hold a demonstration for the group and will provide individual help to workshop members.

DAY 8: Tuesday 26 April 2022 Burra, Clare Valley
Today we will enjoy a painting session at a boutique Clare Valley winery. There will be many wonderful painting subjects for workshop members to capture. There will also be the opportunity to savour the exceptional wine and an included lunch at a local winery.

DAY 9: Wednesday 27 April 2022 Burra, Clare Valley
The Clare Valley is one of Australia’s premium wine growing regions and home to a working rural community, who uphold traditions that have been passed down through the generations. Today will be a full day of painting in Burra followed by an informative critique session held in the afternoon

DAY 10: Thursday 28 April 2022 Victor Harbor
This morning we travel to the Adelaide Hills’ most famous town, Hahndorf. Hahndorf is Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement and home to Hans Heysen for many years. There is still a strong German flavour in Hahndorf, most evident in the smallgoods outlets and German bakeries that line the bustling main street. We visit the former home and studio of artist Sir Hans Heysen. We will take a guided tour of The Cedars, this gracious old home, still owned by the Heysen family. It houses a fine collection of paintings and drawings displaying Heysen’s remarkable versatility in subject and medium. Also on the grounds, we will see Heysen’s working studio, his painting materials and tools, sketches, notes and more. We then continue on to Victor Harbor, there will be an included dinner this evening.

DAY 11: Friday 29 April 2022 Victor Harbor
Victor Harbor overlooks the beautiful Encounter Bay with a coastline featuring the huge rock outcrop of The Bluff and the very popular Granite Island. The island is made special by having the world’s only daily Horse Drawn Tram service that began operating in 1886. We will enjoy a full day of painting in Victor Harbor.

DAY 12: Saturday 30 April 2022 Victor Harbor
This morning David will commence his final painting session with a demonstration and then help workshop members individually. In the afternoon there will be a final critique session followed by farewell drinks and an included dinner.

DAY 13: Sunday 1 May 2022 Departure
Workshop members will be transferred to Adelaide domestic airport to join flights to their home cities departing after 12.00pm midday.