This fully escorted sketching tour to Mudgee explores the beauty of the spectacular autumn colours and the heritage colonial buildings which have been beautifully restored. Mudgee is in the Central West of NSW, and is one of the oldest heritage villages of the Great Dividing Range. Almost all of this region yielded alluvial gold in the last century.
This tour also visits Hill End, where gold was discovered in the 1870’s gold rush. Many original houses still stand and provide excellent sketching opportunities, with a backdrop of undulating hills. From here we explore Sofala which is Australia’s oldest surviving gold town. It is nestled in Turon River Valley. Sofala was immortalised by Sir Russell Drysdale who painted a very distinct building with which he won the Archibald Prize in 1947.
There are so many exceptional and varied sketching opportunities in this tour, it is not to be missed.
Accommodation in a centrally located 4-star motel for 3 nights within walking distance of the town centre
* Arrival and Departure transfers
* Daily breakfast
* Welcome dinner including welcome drink at local pub
* Lunch at boutique winery including a glass of wine or nonalcoholic beverage
* Daily tuition and demonstrations by renowned artist Leonie Norton
* A variety of painting locations and subjects
* Visit to the Blue Mountains, Rylstone, Mudgee, Hill End and Sofala
* Transport by minibus or coach
* Tips and gratuities
* Farewell drinks, canapes and nibblies at a local estate
Land Cost Only
Per person based on twin share for
4 days/3 nights
Artists: AUD 1,190.00
Non artists: AUD 990.00
Single Supplement AUD 350.00