Art Retreat at Wallingford Homestead, New Zealand
Judith White BA. AWI.
March 14 to 20 inclusive 2017.
Workshop Fee: $2995.00 (Land content only) airfares and coach fares will be at your own expense. The fee includes tuition, 6 nights’ accommodation; 6 breakfasts, morning teas lunches and afternoon teas; and 6 dinners (two courses plus canapés).
Wallingford has 14 bedrooms (6 are super king rooms, 2 are king rooms, 4 are queen rooms 1 is a double and one single bedroom). Most rooms have shared bathroom facilities.
Please note the workshop fee excludes alcoholic beverages and additional activities such as golf and clay bird shooting. Please contact Jen to choose your room and discuss dietary requirements at firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment may be made by Cheque, Money Order, Direct Deposit or cash. Unfortunately Credit Card payments will not be available. Please contact Fay to book your place.
Wallingford Station has played an important role in New Zealand’s agricultural and political heritage. Home to the Ormond family since 1853, the Homestead is now ably managed by Jen Ormond as a luxurious and welcoming escape for discerning guests. In addition to fine dining and 14 guest bedrooms furnished to a high standard, Wallingford offers croquet on the lawns, a heated pool in summer and impressive outdoor pavilion, clay bird shooting and a variety of walks.
‘A Painter’s Paradise’
Travelling to another country to paint and draw is a unique opportunity; to be stimulated and inspired by an unfamiliar landscape. Capturing an essential quality and sense of place will be an important issue during the workshop. Escape to the Hawkes Bay area of New Zealand’s North Island with Judith White for an inspiring five day workshop, exploring the landscape around Wallingford Homestead. One of the aims of the workshop will be to try and foster your own sense of connection to the environment and personal experience. Each day will be structured with painting and drawing ideas based on the logistics of travel and painting. You will deal with the problems and advantages of working plein-air. How and what you choose to paint or draw will be discussed on a one to one basis, so that each participant will have a sense of their own space within the landscape. Wallingford Homestead has a great deal of historical visible points which will afford you a wonderful opportunity to create something special to add to your portfolio. The materials list will be compact, flexible and portable using acrylic, gouache or watercolour as the basic pigments. How to gather subject reference and painting ideas in the field will be an important catalyst to more formal painting projects in the studio.
Judith White was born in Sydney; trained at the National Art School; gained a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Fine Arts through Sydney University, and is a member of the Australian Watercolour Institute. Judith has been a practising professional for 35 years with 44 solo exhibitions, in Australia and in Nagoya, Japan in 1993. Gallipoli Art Prize Sydney NSW 2015. Major commissions have included the Olympic Co-ordination authority, Walker Corporation, Southern Pacific Petroleum/Central Pacific Mineral P.L, JLW Sydney, Attorney General Department of NSW, and in 2004 Judith was commissioned to complete a major work for the refurbished Hilton Hotel, Sydney. Judith has won over a dozen major awards including the Mosman Art Prize twice, the Margaret Fesq Memorial Art Prize twice, the Manly Daily Art Prize, the Maitland Art Prize and in 2004 the Fleurieu Peninsula McLaren Vale Prize. In 2012 Judith was selected as the inaugural Artist in Residence with the Hunter Medical Research Institute, culminating in a major solo exhibition titled perfusion, at the Maitland Regional Gallery.
COLLECTIONS AND COMMISSIONS – Olympic Co-ordination Authority – Homebush Bay, Sydney. Attorney General’s Department of NSW – Burwood Law Courts, Sydney. Walker Corporation. Jones Lang Wooton, Sydney. Qantas Airlines – Australia and New Zealand. BZW Services. Fisher & Paykel, Brisbane. Whitehead Green & Cooper, Sydney. Aubrey F. Crawley & Co., Sydney. Peter Burrows and Associates, Sydney. Conrad Jupiter Hotel, Brisbane. Westin Stamford Hotel, Singapore. Hilton Hotels – Sydney and Tel Aviv. Ramada Renaissance Hotel, Sydney. Book Cover – Sydney Harbour and Foreshores – published by Echelon Management Group. Amgen Australia Pty Ltd. Southern Pacific Petroleum/Central Pacific Minerals P.L. NRMA Sydney. Blake Dawson Waldron. Morgan Stanley. Hilton Hotel Sydney, Glass Restaurant. Her many publications include; Impressions of Woollahra; Past & Present. published by Allen & Unwin. Australian Women Artists edited by Max Germaine. Australian Watercolour Institute 75th Anniversary. Beagle Press 1998. Australian Watercolour Institute 80th Anniversary. Philip Mathews 2006.
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For more information about Wallingford Homestead please visit their website www.wallingford.co.nz
Flying from Australia: I suggest Air New Zealand to Wellington and onto Napier. By using this suggestion, you will be able to book luggage through to Napier. The International and Domestic Airports are all in the one building. Air New Zealand appears to be generous with luggage, depending on which price you select. The same applies to the return flight. This may mean a night in Wellington prior to and after the Art Retreat.
If necessary you can travel to and from Australia in the one day using Air New Zealand, be careful that you allow enough time to catch the Wellington to Napier flight.
Recommended Flights from Wellington to Napier and return listed below:
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Tuesday March 14, 2017 – Flight Air New Zealand: Flight NZ8440
Departing Wellington at 4.00pm NZ time
Arriving Napier at 4.55pm NZ time
PLEASE NOTE: You must be at Napier Airport prior to or arriving on the Air New Zealand flight arriving at 4.55pm as this will be the only flight the coach will be meeting to transport you to Wallingford Homestead. No other transport will be available.
RETURN FLIGHT from Napier to Wellington:
Monday March 20, 2017 – Flight Air New Zealand: Flight NZ 8461
Departing Napier at 12.55pm NZ time.
Arriving Wellington at 1.50pm NZ time
Remember – New Zealand is two hours ahead of Australia. You will lose 2 hours flying over and pick up 2 hours coming back to Australia.