East Coast Tasmania with Chan Dissanayake

Wed 20 to Wed 27 November 2019 (8 days)
$4,480 pp (Land Only $3,980) [Non-painter’s discount – deduct $250]

Spend quality time painting, sketching and exploring the beautiful east coast of Tasmania. Less travelling and more painting is what we promise on this tour, with a variety of subjects including historic villages, stunning beaches, and spectacular peaks, finishing off with a visit to the often controversial MONA Art Gallery.

Chan Dissanayake is a multi-award-winning watercolour artist from Canberra. He is a highly regarded tutor and a well-respected judge of local and regional art awards. His passion is watercolour and he has mastered a variety of subjects including rural landscapes, urban cityscapes, and coastal seascapes. In 2017 Chan was elected to the elite Australian Watercolour Institute. Chan has gained considerable reputation as an outstanding tutor, conducting workshops throughout the country as well as internationally. He has also contributed many articles to leading art publications including Australian Artist and Artists Palette.


Day 1

Arrive at Launceston airport where you will be met by your Aussie Redback Tours team and transferred to your accommodation. Pre-dinner drinks and a meet-and-greet with your tutor and fellow artists before dinner. (Dinner provided)


Day 2

We drive to George Town which is surrounded by vineyards, orchards, berry and lavender farms. Chan will choose a spot for his first painting demonstration, and then it will be your turn to paint. You’ll have all day, stopping only for a bite to eat and time to explore.  (Breakfast and dinner included)


Day 3

Your painting location today is the village of Ross, built in the early 1900s and famous for the Ross Bridge. Later in the afternoon we head to Swansea, our home for the next three nights. (Breakfast and dinner provied)


Day 4

We spend a full day at Coles Bay with Chan, painting the sheer pink granite mountains which overlook the calm, crystal clear water of Oyster Bay. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided)


Day 5

We stay put in the quiet, laid-back seaside village of Swansea today. It looks out over Great Oyster Bay to the spectacular granite peaks of Freycinet National Park – perfect subjects to capture in your art. Chan will commence with a demonstration, followed by one-to-one advice as you work on your own paintings. (Breakfast and dinner provided)


Day 6

Today we paint in the Freycinet National Park. Yesterday we saw the granite peaks from the distance – today we get closer. You’ll be able to paint the peaks, the beach, and secluded bays today. Nice an relaxing. (Breakfast provided)


Day 7

We drive to Hobart today for a short painting session at the Salamanca Marketplace (no markets on today which is a good time to paint the surrounding buildings usually obscured by people and stalls). We also visit the MONA Art Gallery, followed by our last dinner together and a showing of the art we’ve created whilst on tour. (Breakfast and dinner included)


Day 8

This morning you will be transferred to Hobart airport for your flight home, taking with you many memories captured in your art. (Breakfast included)

Flights Perth- Launceston / Hobart -Perth (other city departures on request)

George Town


Coles Bay

Daily tutoring, painting advice, and tips


Freycinet National Park


Visit to MONA Art Gallery

Most meals

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