DRAWING ON NATURE WITH JENNIFER KEELER-MILNE
Join artist Jennifer Keeler-Milne on World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island, a lush natural paradise less than two hours by plane from Sydney or Brisbane for an 8 day Art Workshop Retreat (August 8 - 15, 2020)
LORD HOWE ISLAND
With sculpted mountain peaks rising dramatically from crystal clear turquoise waters, Lord Howe Island is considered one of the most beautiful places on earth. It was World Heritage listed in 1982 for its unique beauty and diversity, remarkable geology and rare collection of birds, plants and marine life. This crescent-shaped island has a mild subtropical climate all year round, with winter temperatures ranging from 17C - 20C. The island is serviced by daily flights, allowing only 400 visitors at any time, to maintain it’s relaxed and unspoilt beauty.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jennifer Keeler-Milne is a significant mid-career Sydney artist whose oil paintings and drawings in charcoal and pastel have brought her to prominence over the past 15 years. Her works have been included in the Dobell Prize for Drawing exhibition eight times, including in 2000 when the AGNSW purchased her stunning charcoal drawing of clouds, Visibility/Invisibility, for the collection. Since then she has drawn a range of natural objects that have been exhibited and collected in State and regional galleries.
A former museum educator with the Art Gallery of New South Wales and lecturer at Sydney University, UTS and the National Art School, Jennifer also runs her own drawing school, Dare to Draw, teaching the principles and techniques of drawing.
Jennifer has had several solo exhibitions in Sydney, as well as group shows in Hong Kong and Paris. Her work is held in the collection of the AGNSW, Artbank and the Victorian College of the Arts, as well as private collections in London, New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco, Paris, Hong Kong, Sydney and Melbourne. Jennifer is represented by Australian Galleries in Sydney and Melbourne.
DRAWING ON NATURE | ART WORKSHOP
Jennifer will share and demonstrate a range of strategies for drawing natural objects using different drawing materials for working on paper or in sketchbooks. Jennifer is a highly experienced and enthusiastic drawing teacher. Her workshops are often fully booked. This is ideal for the beginner or those with more experience who wish to extend their drawing skills. Learn a new skill or develop new ones in a beautiful and relaxed environment.
ACCOMMODATION AT OCEAN VIEW APARTMENTS
Ocean View Apartments are an original Island business started more than 100 years ago and now operated by 5th and 6th generation descendants of T.B and Mary Wilson who settled in 1876. It is ideally situated off the main road, but close to many Island facilities including restaurants, cafes,
general store, bike hire, post office, and the only jetty on Lord Howe is only 100 metres away. Also close by are Lagoon Beach for a quiet swim, and Old Settlement and Ned’s Beach for great snorkelling and fish feeding. And it’s only a short climb up the back paddock to get a great panoramic view of the Island and lagoon. Set amidst the subtropical foliage of Kentia palms and ferns the comfortable, modern studio units have fully equipped kitchenettes and other home comforts.
Anchorage Restaurant, situated just a stones throw from the iconic Lagoon Beach, is where we will have breakfast and dinner each day. A perfect place for a coffee or a relaxing drink after a day of sketching and exploring. Executive Chef David Chlumsky brings experience from acclaimed Sydney restaurants Otto, Quay and Longrain, and combines his passion for the Island and utilising local produce with his love of modern and innovative food. The on-site bakery offers daily baked artisan sourdough, traditional loaves and Turkish breads.
Art Travel Adventures Pty Ltd
Phone: +61 (0) 417 033233