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Creative Voyage Tasmania

March 2018

I’ve only got a few weeks to go now until we pack our bags and head towards Tasmania.  This is my first tour and I can’t wait to introduce the creative voyagers to the artists and studios we are going to visit down in Tassie.

Inspiration…….

I was inspired to create a tour like this because it is such a rare pleasure to visit creative people in their homes and be able to see where they work.  Ben and Peta Richardson live in a beautiful part of the island and Ben is passionate about the landscape.  Much of the work he creates for restaurants like The Franklin in Hobart and Chef Peter Gilmore in Sydney is inspired by and made from the hills and dunes that surround their property in South Arm.  Ben has a special tour planned that includes a creative exercise in his studio. There is a gorgeous short film about Ben and his work that you can see if you click here

I personally can’t wait for the Tasman Island Wilderness Cruise on a tiny zodiac  (blow up) boat around the highest cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere. Watch their beautiful video before we go.

creative voyage tasmania- the locations

For the Voyagers who don’t include wilderness cruising in your creative journey, there is the historic site at Port Arthur to explore or the charming town of Port Arthur to while away a few hours in.

Matthew and Sadie Evans at Fat Pig Farm will be taking us on a tour of the farm after our lunch, they have some new arrivals they have been posting about on Instagram …….


This is Dora (recently discovered to be a male!)  We’ll get to met him on our lunch and tour of the farm.  If you want to follow Pete and Sadie’s adventures have a look here….

Step into another world…..

The fairytale world of Nanna Bayer and Zolt Faludi has been growing as they work on their studio space. They have just finished installing a series of beautiful stained glass windows.  This pair are so creative, they can turn their hands to just about anything and have built their own pizza oven, sauna, and even made their own yellow, ceramic chimney for their Finnish woodfired indoor oven.  I know you’ll love Studio Zona, it is like stepping in a fairytale.

I named this tour Creative Voyage because I wanted it to be a tiny step sideways into another world bring along anything that might help you on your journey,
camera,
sketchbook,
journal,
poetry,
music,
walking shoes,
binoculars.

Your creative journey is your own and whether you like to eat lunch by yourself staring at the sea or talk to other people about what you’ve been reading, this trip is the place where, as Elizabeth Gilbert says you can “…have the courage to bring forth the treasures inside you”

If you missed out on 2018 I’m hopping to run another Creative Voyage of Tasmania in 2019 as a pre-conference event to the Australian Ceramics Triennale in Tasmania next May.  Just drop me a line to put your name on the waiting list.

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