BOTANICAL ART & SKETCHING TOUR with Leonie Norton in Flores, Indonesia

24 July – 1 August 2017
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Ecolodges Indonesia is lucky to have Australian artist LEONIE NORTON lead this tour based at two of our eco lodges the Udayana Kingfisher Eco Lodge in Bali and the Kelimutu Crater Lakes Eco Lodge in Moni Eastern Flores. The British printmaker ALEXANDRA ROBB will also accompany this tour.

Monday 24
Arrive Bali. Transfer to Kingfisher Ecolodge. Introduction to tour by Leonie & Alex Welcome dinner
Tuesday 25
Fly to Ende, Flores. Sketching at traditional village en route to Kelimutu.
Introduction to Kelimutu Lodge on arrival
Afternoon Sketching in and around the Lodge
6.30pm Welcome Dinner
7.30pm Introduction to printmaking
Wednesday 26
09.00-12.30 Botanical art workshop sourcing plants from Kelimutu gardens
01.30 Visit to Kelimutu Crater coloured lakes and sketching
07.30pm Optional printing workshop with (small additional cost)
Thursday 27
09.00-12.30 Botanical art workshop
01.30 Visit traditional village and school. Sketch Introduction to local weaving
07.30pm Optional printing workshop with Alex in evening
Friday 28
09.00-12.30 Botanical art workshop
01.30 Sketching rice fields
07.30pm Optional printing workshop with Alex in evening
Saturday 29
09.00-12.30 Botanical art workshop
01.30 Gentle walk with guide describing local plants and their uses.
07.30pm Optional printing workshop with Alex in evening
Sunday 30
09.00-12.30 Botanical art workshop
01.30 Sketching at waterfall. Free afternoon
Monday 31
Return to Bali. Transfer to Kingfisher Ecolodge
Tuesday 1
Transfers to airport for flights home, unless extended stay preferred

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Breakfast 8.00am Morning Tea 10.30am Lunch 12.30-1.30 Dinner 6.30-7.30

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Tour Guides


Alexandra Robb

Alexandra Robb is an artist and environmental educator from London. She works with The London Wildlife Trust (www.wildlondon.org.uk) managing a small nature reserve in suburban Twickenham. She spent time Bali as an artist-in-residence at The Green School near Ubud for 5 weeks in 2011. Alex first fell In love with Indonesia in 1997, when she joined a scientific expedition to Komodo Island and Flores. On her way through she stayed at The Udayana Kingfisher Eco Lodge and has been coming back ever since. Alex has stayed at all the Lodges of Ecolodges Indonesia and has pioneered a successful Art Tour based at The Kelimutu Crater Lakes Eco Lodge in May 2013, which included painting, sketching and printmaking components.

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Leonie Norton

Botanical Artist, Educator & Author

Leonie is a practicing and exhibiting professional botanical artist, one of Australia’s most highly qualified botanical educators and a leading artist in her field. She is an international tutor of high regard and demand and is the author of ‘Women of Flowers: Botanical Art in Australia from the 1830s – 1960s’, the only published book on women’s Australian Botanical Art .

Her paintings are in private and public collections, both in Australia and overseas, including the prestigious Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation in the USA. She teaches regular courses, and workshops throughout Australia and in New Zealand, Fiji, Canada and the UK and has also taught botanical art field techniques at Macquarie University. In addition, she is an International External Examiner for Botanical Art Certificate courses in the USA and has also been involved in selection and judging for Australian botanical art exhibitions.

Leonie exhibits annually at the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens, the Botanical Art Society of Australia exhibition and the Canberra Botanic exhibition. She is past President of the Botanical Art Society of Australia, and remains an active member. She is a regular contributor to Australia Artist Magazine, Artists’ Palette, Back to Basics and Drawing & Inspiration publications and also give talks to various organizations on Botanical Art.

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