September 30, 2024 - October 4, 2024 12:00 pm

*** NO SOLO TRAVELLER SUPPLEMENT *** Calling All Artists!

Join us on a fully escorted tour to the breathtaking Chatham Islands, hosted by renowned Chatham Island artist Lois Croon and New Zealand artist Jo Dalgety, who will lead our mixed media workshop.

Meet Our Hosts

**Lois Croon**

Lois’s art studio is nestled in the serene Admiral Gardens, amidst the stunning landscapes of Admiral Farm and Lake Marakapia. Combining her love of nature with her artistic talent, Lois creates unique Chatham Island-inspired paintings, jewellery, crafts, and her signature forget-me-not ceramics. You can admire many of her works adorning the walls of Hotel Chathams.

**Jo Dalgety**

Jo’s artwork uses layers of paper to represent our memories, history, and the essence of the land, perfectly capturing the spirit of the Chatham Island landscapes. Her work is rooted in a belief in the healing power of nature and the continuous cycle of life. Jo is a part of the Dornwell Studios artists’ collective and teaches watercolour at Browne School of Art. She has been a finalist in prestigious art awards, including the Walker & Hall Waiheke Art Award 2023 and the Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award 2014. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Fine Arts at Whitecliffe College.

Enhance Your Creativity

Lois and Jo will be there to guide and inspire your creativity throughout the tour. Additionally, Lesley, a former watercolour artist turned photographer, will share her expertise on using leading lines to enhance your landscape art.

Highlights

**Guided tour of Admiral Gardens and Lois’s studio**
**Mixed media workshops with Jo Dalgety**
**Expert tips on landscape art from Lesley**
**Immersion in the stunning natural beauty of the Chatham Islands**

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to unleash your artistic potential in one of the most beautiful and inspiring settings in the world!

There will be visits to locations, based on access where will will gather inspiration:

  • Waitangi West where small pink paua shells lay abundantly on the foreshore
  • Basalt columns and view the giant kelp wafting in the swells
  • Hapupu to view the Moriori rakau momori (tree carvings or dendroglyphs) and the kopi groves that were planted by Moriori
  • Ocean Mail where you can see the reef where in the 1800’s a ship was shipwrecked with the waves crashing against the picturesque white sand
  • Lone, faded and rusting farmsheds – some leaning precariously, others still standing the test of time
  • Capture farming landscape filled with livestock and the Chatham Island Ake Ake trees
  • Maybe you’ll be lucky enough to capture the Chatham Island Forget Me Nots in flower – that would be an iconic piece for you to take home!

Click here for a brochure with all the details –> 2024 Chatham Island Artists Retreat

Choose your room

$4,000 per person – ground floor single room, single bed, shared bathrooms and showers, Sky TV

$4,200 per person – ground floor Bayview room with ensuite, king or two single beds, Sky TV and tea making facility, door opening out to deck.

$4,400 per person – first floor Seaview Executive Suite, super king or two king single beds, ensuite with shower, lounge area, Sky TV, mini bar and tea making facility

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2024 Artists Retreat - first floor Executive Seaview room - deposit per person $500
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2024 Artists Retreat - single ground floor room (shared bathroom & showers) - deposit per person $500
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