ALAS, THIS WORKSHOP IS UNDER-SUBSCRIBED OWING TO THE STATE OF THE WORLD AND WILL NOT GO AHEAD THIS YEAR.
Following the great success of our painting and printmaking workshops in western Arnhem Land in the last two years, Mandy Martin and Basil Hall were to run another exciting adventure at this outstanding venue in August 2009.
A group of up to 19 artists (and some non-artists too) and staff were going to drive or fly in to the permanent camp at Mount Borradaile and spend four days drawing, painting and/or making plates or blocks as they were taken through the spectacular rock art sites, wetlands, paperbark forest and rocky escarpment by expert guides. Mandy and Basil, both experienced teachers in this type of environment, were looking forward to taking another wonderful group of artists (and their partners, if they wished) to this little-known piece of paradise, only a one hour flight from Darwin, but visited by only a select number each year.
On Day 5, the group were to return by air or car to Darwin, and those who had made plates or carved blocks were going to be able to have them printed by the team at Basil Hall Editions.
On Friday 14th August, one of the highlights of Darwin’s year, the Telstra Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards opens at the Museum & Art Gallery of NT (an event not to be missed), and the Darwin Festival kicks off.
This is THE time to visit Darwin.
Check out www.arnhemland-safaris.com for mouth-watering pictures of Mount Borradaile. They are the hosts at the campsite and the food is extraordinary! Maybe next year….