Images from the first Flinders Art Escape, Rawnsley Park Station, November 2010
FLINDERS ART ESCAPES WITH GILBERT DASHORST
RAWNSLEY PARK STATION, FLINDERS RANGES
An art escape is the perfect way to relax, unwind, and hone your skills or try something new! Hosted by renowned artist, Gilbert Dashorst, you may choose to receive detailed art instruction, or to work on your art and seek advice from Gilbert as required. The choice is yours.
The private sessions will be for 8 hours over one or two days (your choice), with a minimum of two people. The cost is $600 per person. You will have a completed piece of art to take home as a stunning reminder of your Rawnsley Park experience.
GROUPS - individuals joining a scheduled group, or tailored for your own group
For a group session of 2-6 people, the fee is $200 per person for four hours, or $350 for two x four hour sessions. If you would like us to tailor a program for your group, please contact us to discuss your requirements and to arrange a quote.
In both group and private sessions you may choose scientific illustration (detailed botanical art), drawing or landscapes in the medium of your choice. (excluding oils)
WHEN: Weekends and mid week by prior arrangement.
INCLUSIONS: All materials and equipment supplied – paints, brushes, easels, canvas, paper. You may bring your own materials if you prefer.
EXCLUSIONS: Accommodation & meals may be booked direct with Rawnsley Park Station. Accommodation available ranges from camping to motel style units to 5 star eco-villas. Your own transport to Rawnsley Park is required. www.rawnsleypark.com.au
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Gilbert graduated from the North Adelaide School of Art in 1980 before travelling to Europe as a freelance illustrator for two and a half years. Returning to Adelaide in 1983, he started as the botanical illustrator for the Botanical Gardens of Adelaide and the State Herbarium, illustrating plant material for scientific publications world-wide; a position he still holds today.
In 1988, a Churchill Fellowship enabled Gilbert to spend 5 months working with botanists and botanical artists in Leiden (the Netherlands) and one month at Kew (England) enhancing his botanical illustration skills and research into Australian botanical artists.
In 1990, Gilbert produced the book “Plants of the Adelaide Plains and Hills”, which is now in its’ third edition. In 2000, Gilbert held his first successful solo exhibition during the Adelaide Festival and Fringe titled “All in a Day’s Work”, at Urrbrae House.
Gilbert’s work is held in many overseas private collections.
HOW TO BOOK
For enquiries and bookings, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call + 61 (0)409 672 957. Bookings are essential.