Art Break South Coast, 18 – 21 March 2019

December 19, 2018

Art Break South Coast, 18 – 21 March 2019

Spoil yourself and your creative friends with a 3 day, midweek Art Get-Away to the South Coast!

See, Feel, Explore.

Kiama, Gerringong, Bundanon.

Exhibition: Arthur Boyd at Bundanon

See the fantastic collection of 3,800 works by Arthur Boyd, the Boyd family and artists, such as Sidney Nolan, John Perceval, Joy Hester & Charles Blackman.

Workshop: Gitte Backhausen

Join artist Gitte Backhausen for a creative day. You will start out with a walk with the artist, seeing things around you from an artists’ perspective.

Then you will be heading to the studio to get creative. A relaxed, fun and creative day that will leave you inspired and with your own artwork on paper to take home.

Gitte is a full time artist and a multi-art-prize finalist. Co-founder and Director at Fern Street Gallery in Gerringong and an inspiring workshop facilitator.

Art Supplies: Lazy Susan Art

Before you get to work with the artist, Susan Alexander from Lazy Susan Art Kiama gives you an introduction into the fascinating world of art supplies.

The Bellevue Kiama – Accommodation

The Bellevue Kiama accommodates you in luxury boutique-style, one bedroom apartments in the heart of the beautiful seaside town.

A Taste of the South Coast

Culinary highlights of the program include a wine tasting at Crooked River Winery, a Vietnamese banquet dinner at Hanoi on Manning and an art inspired casual dinner at the Little Blowhole Art Bar Kiama, showcasing the exhibition “Strong Women”.  


Package prices:
$ 990 p.P. (single occupancy)
$ 740 p.P 
(double occupancy)

For bookings call The Bellevue Kiama on T 02 4232 4000

Don’t miss out, the group is limited to only 8 participants!

The package price includes:

  • Overnight at The Bellevue Kiama, one bedroom apartment for 3 nights (single or double occupancy)
  • Workshop day with Artist Gitte Backhausen (materials included)
  • Bus transfers 2nd day by Kiama Coaches
  • Entry and private tour of Bundanon (Arthur Boyd collection)
  • Wine tasting & cheese platter at Crooked River Winery
  • Introduction to the world of art supplies by Lazy Susan Art
  • 2 x dinner (Hanoi on Manning, Little Blowhole Art Bar Kiama)
  • At leisure/not included: breakfasts, lunch on workshop day, dinner 3rd night, drinks at venues

Detailed schedule for Art Break South Coast 18 to 21 March 2019

 18th March, Monday (Welcome)

3pm Arrival at The Bellevue, afternoon at leisure.

6pm Banquet dinner at Hanoi on Manning, hosted by The Bellevue Director Fiona Kennedy and Artist Gitte Backhausen

19thMarch, Tuesday (See and explore day)

Breakfast at leisure at one of the cafés down the road

10am – Pick-up by Kiama Mini Coach Charters. Transfer to Bundanon.

11am – Private tour of Arthur Boyd’s studio and collection at Bundanon.

1pm – Transfer to Crooked River Wines, Gerringong, for a tasting accompanied by a cheese platter

2.30pm – Fern Street Gallery (FSG) – introduction and guided tour with Artist Gitte Backhausen – Director.

3pm – Transfer back to Kiama and afternoon at leisure

6.30pm Dinner at Little Blowhole Art Bar (special opening for our group) – Exhibition “Strong Women”. Introduction by Art Bar owners Jamie & Bruce including “feed-me dinner selection”. Hosted by Fiona Kennedy & Gitte Backhausen.

20thMarch, Wednesday (Create Day)

Breakfast at leisure

9am – Introduction into the world of art supplies by Susan Alexander from “Lazy Susan Art”

9.50am – Self-drive car-pooling to Gerringong (Sylvia from The Bellevue is happy to lead the way or provide a lift)

10am – Meet in Gerringong (FSG). Walk with the artist (Gitte Backhausen)

10.45am-ish Morning tea at Fern Street Studio.

11am Workshop – collagraph prints & mixed media on paper

12.30pm Lunch at leisure

1.30pm Workshop continues

3pm End of workshop.

Self-drive to The Bellevue Kiama (Sylvia can pick up again)

Evening at leisure

21stMarch, Thursday

11am Check-out.

(Program is subject to amendments)

More information on our partners:

Gitte Backhausen

The Bellevue Kiama

Bundanon Trust

Lazy Susan Art

Art Bar Kiama

Hanoi on Manning

Kiama Mini Coach Charters