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Information about past retreats can be found here.

Featured Artist

Tim_Moorhead chairs

"Works on paper" 
with Tim Moorhead 

Tim Moorhead works in a variety of media and has over fifty five years experience working professionally in the arts. 

His work is represented in National, State and Regional Galleries as well as major private and corporate collections both in Australia and overseas.


Artworks of Tim's are also represented in various art magazines and texts.

Locally, Tim has shown at Dubbo Regional Art Gallery and Cowra Regional Art Gallery. Dubbo, Cowra and Orange Regional Galleries hold pieces of his in their collections.


He presently lives and works on the Far South Coast at Tathra, NSW.

Further biographical details are listed below.

We look forward to Tim's upcoming exhibition "Inside Out" at The Peisley Street Gallery in July.

Doors open Monday July 15th – Doors close Saturday August 24th.

Celebratory drinks / meet the artist – 6pm Friday 19th July.

Antipodean Monolith  

800mm x 1m

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Big Blue Chair 

620mm x 840mm

Workshop Package

Saturday May 25th

Our inaugural art retreat package included workshops titled "Works on Paper" led by renowned Australian artist, Tim Moorhead.


Saturday: 10am - 4pm

Charcoal & fixative making lessons were ran, with outdoor charcoal sketching  on thick gauge 100 %  cotton acid free archival paper.

There was opportunity to work with:

  • landscape

  • farm animals / implements

  • still life objects / floral arrangements.

Moving indoors for the afternoon, a floral theme emerged. Artists used acrylic paints to compose and paint stunning pieces of work using the floral arrangements provided by local flower farm, Mayfarm Flowers.

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Locally Catered

Scrumptious regional goodies were provided for morning tea and a delicious locally catered lunch* featured fresh, seasonal produce.

Saturday concluded with evening canapes* and local wine tasting with Caitlin from Byrne Farm.


Wines were available to purchase. The Chardonnay was a popular purchase!

*Catered by Edwena Mitchell

2 lucky participants won a hamper of local goodies generously made up by local business Orange Hampers & Gift Baskets.

What You Will Need



  • Portable easel

  • Portable stool

  • Small table for equipment 

  • Charcoal making supplies

  • Fixative making supplies

  • Drawing boards & clips

  • 2 sheets of 56x70cm 300gsm cartridge paper for drawing

  • 1 sheet of 56x70cm 640gsm 100% cotton acid free archival paper for painting

  • Instruction booklet for making charcoal & fixatives

  • Custom made folios to transport finished works home


  • Acrylic paints

  • Brushes

  • Clean up cloths

  • Sketch pads or paper for any preliminary sketches

  • Hat & sunscreen

Painting Brushes
Family Room


  • A selection of chairs & some umbrella areas were available at the venue.

2 amazing hampers were up for grabs at the sunset wine tasting.

4 ~6pm Saturday 25th May

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If you are travelling to the Central West, you will need to book your own accommodation.

Here are some links to some nearby options.

Orange is a popular weekend destination, so we recommend booking promptly. 

If you have extra time to explore some local vineyards / cellar doors, here are some of the best in our area.

Orange and the surrounding area is a popular food and wine destination. These links are to some of our favourite food places. We recommend booking in advance.

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Local places we like to shop ~Orange

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Workshop 1


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Academic Qualifications: 

M.A. Visual Arts(Research), Monash University

B.A. Fine Art, California State University, Northridge, Calif.

Associate Degree, Fine Arts, Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, Calif.

Creative Arts Fellow, Australian National University, Canberra

TAFE Teacher Certificate, Hawthorn Institute of Education, Melbourne

In 2007 he was inducted into the H. C. Coombs Roll of Honour at the ANU.

Recently Tim was a finalist in:

  • 2021 ~River of Art Award 

  • 2019 ~ Basil Sellers Art Prize

  • 2018 ~National Shirley Hannan Portrait Award

A Selection of Solo Exhibitions:

2022 Spiral Gallery, Bega, NSW

2018 Ivy Hill Gallery, Wapengo, NSW

2016 Ivy Hill Gallery, Wapengo, NSW

2013 Ivy Hill Gallery, Wapengo, NSW 

2012 Ivy Hill Gallery, Wapengo, NSW

2009 Cowra Regional Art Gallery

2009 The Crossing Gallery, Candelo, NSW

2008 Regional Art Gallery, Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo, NSW

2008 Ivy Hill Gallery, Wapengo, NSW

2005 Spiral Gallery, Bega, NSW

2004 Left Bank Artists Gallery, Beechworth, Vic.

2003 Spiral Gallery, Bega, NSW

2003 Everything Shows Gallery, Orange, NSW

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Tim Moorhead

During a long and distinguished career as an artist Tim Moorhead has also been an Executive Arts Officer, Bega Regional Gallery Director, Exhibitions Curator, S. A. TAFE State Education Coordinator, National Arts Officer- Crafts Council of Australia, Senior Lecturer and Head of Art School- Charles Stuart University.


In addition, he has been a conference speaker, visiting artist and art critic for The Canberra Times plus author of articles in various periodical magazines. He has also acted as arts advisor at Federal, State and Regional levels.

Major Collections :

National Gallery of Australia

National Gallery of Victoria

Art Gallery of South Australia

Riddoch State Gallery, South Australia

National Collection, Australian National University

National Collection, Canberra University

Federation University Art Collection, Gippsland, Victoria

Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

Shell Australia National Collection, Melbourne

Reserve Bank Collection

City of Orange Purchase Collection

Australian Collection, Australian Embassy, Washington D.C.

UNICEF International Collection, New York

Australian Airlines Collection

Albury Regional Art Gallery

Cowra Regional Art Gallery

Orange Regional Art Gallery

State of Victoria Craft Collection

Victorian Ceramics Group Collection

Monash University Collection

Sale Regional Art Gallery

Shepparton Regional Art Gallery

Devonport City Art Gallery, Tasmania

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston Tasmania

Diamond Valley Art Collection

Australasia Meat Union National Craft Collection

Australia Department of Foreign Affairs

Victoria State Parliament House

Craft Australia National Historical Collection

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2008 Briscoe Art Award, Second Overall, Cooma, NSW

2007 Briscoe Art Award, Best Watercolour, Cooma, NSW

2007 Inducted into H.C. Coombs Creative Arts Fellowships Roll of Honour, ANU

2004 Merit Award, Annual Ceramics Awards, Ragland Gallery, Cooma, NSW

1999 Indigo Shire Art Commission, Victoria

1996 Awarded the Albury Art Prize, Albury Regional Art Gallery

1996 School Research Grant – Ceramics Surface Decoration, Charles Sturt University

1996 SSP Grant - Solo Painting Exhibition, Charles Sturt University

1994 Highly Commended, Albury Art Prize

1993 School Research Grant – Preliminary Research, Surface decoration, CSU

1992 Professional development Leave- Visiting Artists Programmes, CSU

1991 Monash University Postgraduate Scholarship

1987 School Research Grant – solo Painting & Drawing Exhibition, CSU

1980 Crafts Board Development Grant, Australia Council For The Arts

1978 Long Term Creative Arts Fellowship, Australian National University

1978 Faenza International Selection, Italy

1977 Creative Arts Fellowship Grant, Australian National University

1976 Australian Embassy Collection, Washington D.C. USA

1975 UNICEF International Selection, New York, USA

1974 Crafts Board Development Grant, Australia Council For the Arts

1972 Shell Art Prize, Melbourne, Vic

1972 Melbourne Airport Architectural Commission

1971 Beaumaris Art Award

1970 Victorian Ceramics Group Award

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