ART EXPEDITION WITH ASHLEY FROST AND NICOLE KELLY IN THE ROMOTE ARID ZONE OF NORTH WESTERN NEW SOUTH WALES
Time & Location
About the Event
IteneraryRemote Arid zone of Northern NSW, Fowlers Gap Research Station
Fowlers Gap Research Station is a significant arid zone reference area in Australia and the only research station in the arid zone of New South Wales. Located 112 kilometres north of Broken Hill, the 39,000-hectare property was established in 1966 and has been extensively used by many significant Australian artists. It is an important site for teaching, with regular field excursions by students from both UNSW Science and UNSW Art and Design. The remote Station, with its impressive landscape, eco-trails and wildlife-viewing platforms, attracts artists as well as local and international visitors.
About the artists
Ashley Frost is a contemporary Australian landscape artist. A graduate of the National Art School, his career as a professional artist and educator spans twenty-five years, during which time he has had exhibitions in Australia and abroad including New York, Tokyo, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. He won the Kings Art Prize in 2004, the Hills Art Prize 2018 and the Mosman Art Prize Viewer’s Choice in 2017. He has been a finalist in a number of art prizes, including the Paddington Prize in 2004 and again in 2018, the Adelaide Perry Prize in 2016, the Archibald Prize in 2017, the Plein Air Prize and the Gallipoli Prize in 2018 and, most recently, the Mosman Art Prize and the Kedumba Drawing Award in 2020.
Nicole Kelly is a contemporary Australian artist whose practice explores the spatial experiences of the land, intimately observed and sensitively felt. Winner of the prestigious Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship (2009) and the Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize (2018) Nicole Kelly is recognised for her landscape, portraiture and still life painting. She has undertaken residencies in France, Spain, across Australia and has completed major public commissions for the Sutherland and St George Hospitals in Sydney. Her work has been selected for inclusion in the Lester Prize for Portraiture at the Art Gallery of WA (2019, 2018, 2017, 2015), Portia Geach Memorial Award (2020, 2019, 2015, 2014), Salon des Refuses (2019) and Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW (2015).
Kelly’s work is held in the collections of the Moran Art Foundation and Lismore Regional Gallery, Shoal haven Regional Gallery among others. She has been teaching painting and drawing for ten years. Kelly is represented by Arthouse Gallery, Sydney and THIS IS NO FANTASY Gallery, Melbourne.
About the food and experience
The trip will be fully catered by Lauren Forlonge, events manager at CANVA, one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the world. Lauren has been working in hospitality for 20 years and now heads a team that provides food, drinks, hospitality, regular events and fun to 1000 staff at the CANVA office in Sydney.
LANDSCAPE PAINTING WORKSHOP
The 6 day workshop focuses on painting and drawing directly from nature. Participants will improve their skills under the guidance of artist and experienced educators, Ashley Frost and Nicole Kelly. During the workshop, Ashley and Nicole will expose the students to a variety of ideas and approaches with a mix of teaching, demonstrations and informal discussions on composition, colour, content, influences and the illusion of space, over meals in the evenings. Learn and develop new skills in a beautiful and relaxed environment.
The climate of Fowers Gap is typical of the arid region of southern Australia, with mild winters and hot summers. During late September, when we'll be visiting, the temperatures can range from a very warm 28 degrees during the day and can drop to a chilly low of 5 degrees in the evening. Perfect weather for painting outdoors in the early morning or afternoon, retreating to the studio during the day and sipping wine in front of an open fire at night.
ACCOMMODATION | FACILITIES
There are two forms of accommodation available during out trip, Cottage 1 and the Quarters.
Cottage 1 is a self contained 5 bedroom cottage full kitchen, tea and coffee facilities, air conditioning, a gas heater and a wrap around balcony that can double as a painting studio. Each room has two single beds and one room will be allocated per person.
The quarters has 7 twin rooms each off a long balcony that can double as a painting studio. Each room has air con, two single beds and one room will be allocated per person with access to a shared kitchenette and tea and coffee making facilities. The quarters has a large common room and dining area that can be used as a studio during the day.
The Quarters is where we'll meet up at the end of every day for meals and drinks.
Workshop participants should bring a spirit of flexibility and adventure. Itineraries can be subject to change and unforeseen circumstances. Participants will be involved in art making every day.
- Sold OutReserve Place in Cottage 1$500GST included$500GST included0$0
- Sold OutReserve place in the Quarters$500GST included$500GST included0$0