Island Splendour – Exhibition by Simon Olding & Michael Weitnauer


This joint exhibition contrasts artworks, in two distinctly different mediums, that are inspired by the Tasmanian landscape.

The juxtaposing of painting alongside photography, with colour canvas works resonating with black & white print images, provides a strong visual ‘snapshot’ of the varied ways artists can view and interpret our natural landscape, conveying to a degree its impact and importance for us all. It also demonstrates how the art-image, be it a painting or a photograph, can encapsulate more than just a representational mirror image through capturing a moment or experience that demands our attention and contemplation. While these are deeply personal interpretations, the skill of the artist is in making their images resonate and also have meaning for others.

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Weekend workshop of painting and photography of Tassie’s amazing raptors

“Raptor Reflections” – An Artists Impression EVENT CANCELLED

Weekend workshop of painting and photography of Tassie’s amazing raptors

katherine-cooper-willife-artist-raptor-247x300The Raptor & Wildlife Refuge of Tasmania is very excited to announce a wonderful opportunity for artists, photographers and lovers of Tasmania’s magnificent raptors to experience the inner workings of this working refuge in southern Tasmania.

This is an exclusive opportunity, strictly limited to 10 participants, to meet the man behind the refuge, Craig Webb, for an intimate showing of Tasmania’s endangered raptors.

You will then be guided through aspects of the visual arts, including painting and photography, by wildlife artist Katherine Cooper and landscape photographer Luke O’Brien.

The two day workshop will include transport between Hobart and the Refuge both days, morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch both days and access to view the raptors up close with experts in their fields.


* Raptor Presentation and Introduction to the Refuge by Craig Webb on arrival.
* Morning: Photography session for photographers and painters.
* Afternoon: Painting and photography sessions will be held concurrently. Photographers can continue to take photos and painters can begin painting. Afternoon session will also include a segment on post processing digital photographs.

COST: $890 per person
DATES: April 18 and 19, 2015
TIMES: Depart Hobart at 9:00; and return 17:00, both days

raptor-refuge-tasmania-craig-webb-2156-300x199PICK UP / DROP OFF

The Workshop will depart Hobart (Car Park at Wrest Point Casino) at 9:00 both days and return at 5:00 pm both days. A pick up from your Hobart CBD hotel (for non-Tasmanian guests) is included. Please let us know if you would like some hotel suggestions.


Please note this event is organised by Leatherwood Tasmania Tours (ABN: 19 423 142 355).

Inclusions: Transport to/from Raptor Refuge from Hobart CBD. Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea.
Entry to the Raptor Refuge. Tuition in photography and painting technique.


Please note that in order to ensure the well-being of injured raptors some areas of the Refuge might be off limits to workshop participants.


Within 3 days of workshop: 100% of fee is retained
4-7 days prior to workshop: 50% of fee is retained
8-21 days prior to workshop: 20% of fee is retained


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