Explore iconic art, from painted wheat silos in the Wimmera to Hans Heysen’s Adelaide Hills studio.
Margaret Olley Art Centre, Queensland
Margaret Olley was one of Australia’s most famous female painters widely celebrated for her still lifes and interiors. On our 7 Day Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers trip, we visit the Margaret Olley Art Centre at the Tweed Regional Gallery in Murwillumbah. Learn more about the life and works of Margaret Olley here.
Hans Heysen’s The Cedars, South Australia
Some of the most iconic paintings of the Australian bush were painted by Hans Heysen. On our 7 Day South Australian Wine and Roses with Clare Valley trip, we visit his home and studio nestled in the Adelaide hills and learn more about this famous artist. His studio, The Cedars, remains just as he left it with an unfinished painting still sitting on the easel and the frayed carpet showing how he moved around to catch the best light from the window. On the beautiful property, see the famous gums he so lovingly painted.
Mona, Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania
One of Australia’s most famous private galleries Mona (museum of old and new art) can be found in Hobart. Since opening in 2011, Australia’s largest privately funded gallery has become the country’s premier art destination. Located on Hobart’s Berriedale Peninsula, it houses an eclectic and thought-provoking collection of contemporary and antique pieces. Visit on Botanica’s 9 Day Private Gardens, Art and Taste of Tasmania with Bruny Island trip.
Silo Art Trail, Victoria
Stretching over 200 kilometres through Victoria’s Wimmera Mallee region, Australia’s largest outdoor gallery consists of a collection of historic wheat silos that have been transformed by a team of modern artists. Visit five of the famous silos, depicting over-sized colourful murals, featuring local Wimmera characters that have brightened up the drought-plagued landscapes on the 6 Day Murray River and Silo Art trip.