Make midweek marvelous with an art escape to the Yarra Valley that is a palette of gorgeous experiences.
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Once you get to the Yarra Valley, it’s hard to leave. Make the most of your trip with some ‘extra-curricular’ activities with a special bonus for Archie ticket holders.
If one day out in the Yarra Valley makes your feel good, imagine what two can do! Add in a visit to TarraWarra Museum of Art to infuse yourself with the delights of the Archibald Prize Exhibition and it’s hard to imagine a better way to create your very best self!
Spring is here and so, on the horizon, is Yarra Valley Open Studios! It’s set to be very different from previous years, but what isn’t these days? Participating artists have shown admirable flexibility in their willingness to try new ways of bringing their studios to you, and it’s coming together beautifully.
Having trained at Art Schools in the 1960s, Ona and Syd’s large Aladdin’s cave is abundant with magical adventures. Ona’s watermedia paintings and etchings have a mythical lyrical feel, while Syd’s have a lightness of touch and air of whimsy, highlighting the spirit of nature in their bushland studio.
It doesn’t matter what day of the weekend you’re coming to Nillumbik, you can be guaranteed there’s a market to explore. Pack some extra reusable shopping bags, your supermarket this weekend is a SUPER market.
To wander the great halls of the Archibald Exhibition is to be moved, sometimes challenged and always inspired. When great art is viewed, the tingle begins in your own fingers.
From the moment you walk through the door your taste buds are tantalised by the aromas of fresh baked bread, delectable pastries, patisserie treats and triumphant sausage rolls.
Quiet, cosy, quaint, comfy. Get swept away in the feels of a midweek break in the Yarra Valley this winter. Master the art of slowing down time, and share all the good things in life with the one you love.
It’s easy to love a good red wine in the winter, it just feels warmer and complements so many winter foods but there are plenty of whites at the cellar door to discover (how about a blue wine?) and many other tastes the truly round out a palate lifting, winning wine experience.