1 December 2020 Susannah

Exploring Literary & Artistic Australia

Tom Roberts’ “Bailed Up”

I am feeling very excited about leading tours again next year! Are you ready to pack a suitcase and explore more of literary and artistic Australia? Would you like to meet some fabulous authors – Chris Hammer, Sulari Gentill, Dorothy Johnston, Richard Anderson, Barry Maitland, Sophie Masson?

Would you like to learn about some of this country’s great painters, visit art studios, meet one of the world’s top book illustrators, and see the landscapes which inspired wonderful paintings?

I’d love you to join me on my 2021 tours. Grab one of the last rooms available on these tours, or have a look at all the tours on offer here.

‘My Country’: A Literary and Artistic Tour through New England and the Hunter Valley – currently 1 room available (7 – 19 February 2021)

‘A Place of Special Value’: Literary and Artistic Travels in Victoria – currently rooms available (9 – 20 March 2021), and for 19 – 30 October 2021

‘There was movement at the station’: A Literary and Artistic Journey from the foothills of the Snowy Mountains to the Central Tablelands – currently 2 rooms available (20 – 30 April 2021)

Islands of Singular Charm: A Literary, Historical and Cultural tour of New Zealand 2021 – Join me and Russell Casey to learn about the literature, history and culture of New Zealand through lectures and site visits (15 – 30 November 2021).

My friend David Henderson, a superb artist and also a brilliant leader of art tours, is also offering a wonderful tour: ‘An Artistic Journey from the Darling Downs to Fraser Island’. If you like art, would you like to learn about some of this country’s great painters, visit art studios, meet one of the world’s top book illustrators, and see the landscapes which inspired wonderful paintings?

But if you’re not confident, or able to, get out and about in our wonderful country, you could always try virtual travelling with me. Join my Tea with a Book Addict literary talks series and visit exotic world-wide locations through the wonderful books that were set there.

How has the Australian landscape influenced Australian literature and painting? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment.

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Featured image credit- Tom Roberts’ “Bailed Up”, painted in 1895, depicting Captain Thunderbolt’s hold-up of a stage coach at Paradise Creek near Inverell. Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=24207173

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