Join Idris Murphy on Lord Howe Island for 6 days of plein air painting. Described by locals as the ‘Last Paradise’, Lord Howe Island provides breathtaking landscape and natural beauty not found anywhere else.
Raging seas, ancient forests, mottled reefs, majestic mountains and ever changing skies await you. Warm Coral Sea currents keep the island in a state of perpetual spring with perfect August daytime temperatures between 18 and 22 degrees. Your small group will explore infinite artistic opportunities on the world heritage listed island, with one of the most influential landscape painters in Australian contemporary art, Idris Murphy.
Idris’ work is held in the public collections of the Australian National Gallery, the National Library of Australia and the Art Gallery of NSW. He has been listed as a finalist in the Sulman and Wynne art prizes several times.
Idris studied at the Winchester School of Art in the UK and at the National Art School (NAS) in Sydney before completing a Phd at Wollongong University. He returned to NAS as Head of Drawing and lecturer at College Of Fine Arts (UNSW) until 2011. Since then he has been painting full time.
An Idris Murphy plein air adventure is a once in a lifetime experience. Idris has been facilitating painting trips to the Australian outback and unique locations for the last 25 years.
Alison Chiam Art Workshops are offering the opportunity to immerse yourself in all things painting. Your accommodation, food, flights and tuition are all included to give you 6 days to paint, eat and talk painting and then paint some more, with a master of Australian landscape painting and no more than 10 other artists.
Places are strictly limited (11 max ) and filling fast, so please book early! All levels of ability are very welcome.