Art & Society Tour

September 26 - September 29 ,2013

A Day with Monet

Enjoy a weekend of arousing art, gourmet food and delightful Tasmanian wine, with an exclusive use of Hobart's boutique, historic Islington Hotel, which was recently restored and set with an stunning , beautiful garden view and scenery of Mount Wellington. This highlight will be a visit to the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), which is Australia's most latest and aspiring experiment.

Day 1 - Thursday

Arrive Hobart

You will arrive in Hobart and check-in to the exclusive Islington Hotel. Enjoy a welcome dinner with your tour host and art lovers at Smolt restaurant , which is located in the midst of Hobart's waterfront dining district. The wines and produce are from small local wineries and producers.

Day 2 - Friday

After breakfast travel by ferry to MONA - the Museum of Old and New Art and enjoy a degustation lunch accompanied by matching wines at The Source Restaurant, the contemporary, glass-walled restaurant

on the estate, featuring the best produce from Tasmania’s finest boutique farms. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure.

Day 3 - Saturday

After breakfast join architectural historian Warwick Oakman for a tour of Hobart visiting early artists’ traditional vantage points such as Mt Nelson. Hear about the first professional artists in Hobart from the 1830s and visit the Lady Franklin Museum and Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts.

At the conclusion of the tour, there will be free time for a visit to the Tasmanian Museum of Art and Gallery, lunch (at own expense) and to wander around the famous Salamanca Markets where some of the best arts and crafts, food and flowers produced in Tasmania are displayed. Remainder of the afternoon will be spent at leisure.

Tonight attend a concert held at Epsom House, one of the oldest houses in Australia, located in the tiny town of Pontville. The owners, Jacqui and Geoff Robertson organize intimate concerts in the ballroom of their lovingly restored home.

Day 4 - Sunday

Tour arrangements conclude after breakfast. The staff at the Islington will assist you in organising the transfer to the airport.

Pigments & More

There are 5 main pigment artists use in their paintings, such as chlorophyll, egg tempera, lapis lazuli, cinnabar, verdigris. Chlorophyll is a green pigment that is found in cyanobacteria. Egg tempera is a permanent water- soluble medium that is mixed with colored pigments. Lapis lazuli is a blue pigment which is also used to make to jewelry. Cinnabar is a red pigment , known as mercury sulfide, which is very dangerous to inhale, but used to make jewelry. Verdigris is a blue- green like or teal pigment, that is known as copper acetate. You may learn a little bit of facts on pigments during this tour.

How has art influenced society?