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The Painted Desert- MacDonnell Ranges, Northern Territory- Retreat 2

May 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - May 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm


Art adventure to the Northern Territory – Mc Donnell Ranges. 

Dates: 17th May – 22nd May.

Cost:  $1,950  

*flights and accomodation not included 


This is an exclusive opportunity to spend six days of full creative immersion in the central desert exploring the MacDonnell Ranges. We will be responding to this spectacular, rugged landscape through drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and writing.  You don’t need any experience and you can approach the workshop anyway you choose. I will be on hand guiding you through each step of the way. 

MacDonnell Ranges, Northern Territory.

The Northern Territory has always stood apart from the rest of Australia with its vast deserts, wetlands, monsoonal rains, red-rock gorges, and raging rivers spark the spirit of adventure in those who visit. We will explore the wild, empty spaces of the Australian landscape and try to capture the spirit of the land rather than its physicality. We will look at the connection inspired by indigenous painting and storytelling. All that and the opportunity to paint, draw, sculpt, photograph and write your experience.


We will be drawing and painting directly from nature – taking daily trips out to sacred sights, looking at how to address the vastness of the landscape, colour, space and composition. We will have a workshop with a traditional indigenous artist to help us understand the land and there will be daily talks and demonstrations.  At night we will share and discuss the days endevour over a glass of wine in front of the fire under the stars.


The accommodation is at the family owned Ooramina Homestead of 600 acres within the heart of Australia. It is a short 30 minute ride from Alice and has accommodation to suit all needs and budgets. There is a choice of stone and timber cottages, luxury glamping and camping options.   All meals are included and catered for by the Homestead restaurant including any dietary requirements. There are several different types of accommodation to suit you needs and your budget.



Individual daily tuition by renown Artist/tutor – Dominique Sutton
All meals – breakfast and dinner at the homestead and lunches on location. Transport in 4×4 vehicles to locations of interest,  5 days of painting tuition en plein air with demonstrations, Workshop with local aboriginal artists, Private cimema screening under the stars.


Flights to Alice Springs, Accomodation, Transportation arrangements to Orramina ,Travel and health insurance (compulsory), Alcoholic beverages. (licenced bar at the homestead)  Art materials.

For a full Itinerary please contact Dominique through the CONTACT link on the website.




May 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
May 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm


Dominique Sutton
0409 573 800


Macdonnell Ranges
Alice springs, Australia + Google Map