Upcoming Retreats

18 September – 29 September 2018

We have been waiting for this one for a while now! Super-talented and accomplished artist Angela Abbott will be teaching at this year’s Villa San Rocco Artists Retreat.

Among Angela’s numerous accolades are first prize and commendations – including those from Sir William Dargie, Fred Williams and Alan Martin plus a travelling scholarship to London.

She is represented in galleries in Melbourne and Sydney and has held many solo exhibitions since 1974. She holds memberships with prestigious art groups and societies including Twenty Melbourne Painters.

Angela studied drawing under Ian Armstrong at the National Gallery of Victoria and oil painting under Shirley Bourne OAM. She has taught extensively at the Victorian Artists Society, the Malvern Art Society and as a resident artist at Montsalvat since the early 90’s.

Itinerary will be published shortly. Please use the Contact Us form for any enquiries and expressions of interest.


28 August – 4 September 2018

We are super excited about hosting our first Photography Retreat!

Dynamic duo, Shireen and Robert Hammond, will run the retreat. Shireen is a Quadruple Master of Photography and AIPP Licentiate. She is a multi-award winning photographer, nationally and internationally, in numerous categories including travel, portrait, wedding and family photography. Shireen is a highly experienced, accredited professional photographer, teacher and mentor who revels in helping her students and has a terrific sense of fun!

Robert is a brilliant Graphic Artist, AIPP member and award winning photographer. He has a background in painting. Robert has a wonderful way of imparting his extensive knowledge which will benefit photographers of any skill level.

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