I shall remember wide skies, wide smiles, endless laughter, endless horizons and new friends. Many thanks to Rachel and Andrew who have soooo much knowledge on the local area and thank you to Nada for her fabulous art instruction. - Jann, Kimberley Art Workshop with Nada Murphy, 2016
Kimberley Art Workshop with Nada Murphy
7 Day Workshop - AUGUST 13th - 19th, 2017
8/10 places open
In 2017 we welcome Nada Murphy back as our Kimberley art tutor for the third year in a row! Nada is a caring and experienced tutor, an expert in her field who we love to work with because of her infectious enthusiasm. While Nada's first love is oil painting she finds herself drawn to the artistic crafts particularly where they allow her to use found objects and incorporate natural pigments. As a result her workshops tend to be a diverse, hands-on and fun exploration of our personal creative style.
This is a 7 day Adventure for Art Creators of all levels, providing a non-competitive environment for you to explore art mediums and techniques.
Taking place on a cattle station in the east Kimberley, 2 hours from Kununurra, the workshop is a structured program over five days during which you'll travel in comfort, venturing "off the beaten track" and into wilderness areas not open to the public. You'll explore deep into the landscape, have unique experiences and meet colourful characters. You'll have your own comfortable Bush Hut or shared Bunkhouse room and we spend one night camping at a beautiful, private campsite.
Read on, select your accommodation preference (details at right) and reserve your place today.
What will you learn?
Fun, Experimentation and Fundamentals.
The beauty of this workshop is that there is the freedom to either concentrate on your favourite discipline - expanding and developing your skills (eg. drawing, painting) with Nada's guidance, or, try out a variety of crafty arts, from basketry, bush dyeing, boab carving, printing, night drawing, ink work, mark making and more.
Where will we be based?
You will be based at Digger's Rest Station in the east Kimberley, 2 hours NW of Kununurra, Western Australia.
This workshop is best suited to -
Beginner through to advanced artists, animal/nature lovers, who want to immerse themselves not only in art techniques and mediums, in a variety of station experiences and stunning Kimberley scenery in the company of likeminded souls. You will need to meet minimum fitness requirements as we are remotely located.
Escape winter -
In August, the East Kimberley has daily temperatures ranging from 25 to 37 degrees C. Overnight temps range from 12 to 25. It is late dry season and humidity may be starting to rise, but rain is unusual.
Not just art -
As well art tuition over five days, the itinerary includes complimentary welcome champagne, time to fish for barramundi, ride in a bull buggy, crack a whip, visit aboriginal art, take part in a cultural experience, hike, one night camp, exhibition and party. (Champagne sunset horse rides are available for experienced riders for an additional charge.)
About your tutor - Nada Murphy
Nada Murphy is a Perth based artist with a multi-discipline approach to interpreting the landscape. Recent exhibitions celebrated the Kimberley by exploring the stories and the layers of this spectacular ancient landscape. Nada brings a lifetime of artistic experience to her teaching. For Nada it is not simply about making an image, but about the way that visual art can create a dialogue. From yarning or sharing ideas and knowledge, through to exploring how to use novel tools or materials, the process is absorbing and most of all, fun! For more about Nada, visit her website at www.nadamurphy.com.au
There are two main types of accommodation.
Bush Hut - Bush Huts each have one double bed, verandah, mosquito net, ensuite, fan, powerpoint, light, towels and linen. There are four Bush Huts suiting single or couples accommodation. Allocated on a first come, first served basis. Advantages of the bush hut - peaceful, beautiful views, wildlife to wake up to. Stay in a bush hut for an authentic Kimberley experience.
We have one SHARED bush hut with two single beds. This hut is best suited to friends or a couple, is a fun option and you can save $100 each by choosing this option.
Bunkhouse room - The two bunkhouse rooms are usually shared by two guests each. Each bunkhouse room has a double bed plus three single beds, air conditioning, overhead fans, towels, linen. The bunkhouse has a shared bathroom. Advantages of the bunkhouse - spacious, air conditioned, large verandahs, close to the homestead.
Tent - we also have the discounted option of a comfy tent for guests who don't mind roughing it and do not want to share, when all unshared accommodation is already taken.
If you snore loudly please do not book yourself in a shared room.
Note - the itinerary includes a night camping. All camping gear is supplied by us.
Things to Bring -
On booking, we provide you with a list of art materials you will need for Nada's workshop. We also provide a general 'Kimberley' list of things to bring. For a list of general items, click HERE to go to the FAQ's page.
Maximum group size is 10.
FULL TARIFF - $3295.00pp
Please ask about a discount as there is usually something that applies.
* Discounts for guests who share a room start at $100 per guest.
* An early bird discount of $200 per guest is offered for this trip - All you need to do is pay your deposit of 30% to secure your place and make sure you pay the balance before 31/12/16. You need to make the payments by bank transfer (EFT) or cheque. Sorry no credit cards on early bird payments.
* Returning guests - 10% Discount.
* Travel writer, club memberships - please ask.
6 night's accommodation
All meals at the station, morning and afternoon teas
24 hour tea and coffee
Art tuition and activities over five days by Nada Murphy
Transfers to and from your Kununurra accommodation or airport
All transport during the workshop
All activities as per the itinerary, except for horse riding which is an extra charge.
Flights to and from Kununurra
Alcohol, softdrinks, snacks, special dietary ingredients.
Travel insurance - required - because we are operating remotely.
Some meals (Lunch on Day 1 and 7)
For a full list of INCLUSIONS and exclusions, click HERE to go to the FAQ's page.
Secure your place with a 30% deposit - call Rachel today 0428 254 529.
Can't make it in 2017, but keen for 2018? Click to Join our mailing list Type "Nada Kimberley" in the comments section and we'll keep you posted.