The Fox Darkroom is proud to announce our South-Eastern Australian Photographic Workshop.
Bookings now open-
18 – 28 March, 2019
This tour is led by Elizabeth Flinsch of St. Paul, Minnesota (editor of Shots Magazine) and Tom Goldner of Melbourne, Australia (director of The Fox Darkroom & Gallery). Elizabeth and Tom are both accomplished photographic artists, educators and curators. Together Elizabeth and Tom look forward to offering a wealth of experience to a small group of enthusiastic individuals. Both with unique travel, photography, and cultural immersion experiences, Tom and Elizabeth are deeply committed to creating a tour based on connection and exploration.
This unique tour showcases some of the most scenic and wild places of South-Eastern Australia, with a taste of city life while in Melbourne. The tour is a well-rounded blend of breath-taking photographic opportunities, sharing work with fellow participants, and studio visits with local photographers.
“Together we have curated a unique travel experience aimed at those wishing to enter a deeper dialog around their photographic practice and experience the best of what this amazing part of Australia has to offer.”
Our 2019 tour consists of hands-on workshops (including wet plate collodion), group discussions, artist talks and studio visits while exploring the rich history and diverse landscape in some of Australia’s most culturally significant sites. Participants will enjoy Melbourne’s vibrant arts scene and visit some of Victoria’s leading rural artists. We take you to the wide open roads and small towns across Victoria’s gold rush country, the red earth and cultural heritage of Lake Mungo, the sandstone mountains and the aboriginal rock art of the Grampians, pristine waterfalls and ancient rainforests in the Otway National Park and along the winding roads and rugged coastline of the Great Ocean Road.
Although we cover over 1600 km during our 10 day journey we have designed a tour which isn’t about bundling you on and off of a bus. Our longer travel days are broken up with regular stops, personal assignment mentorship, down time, the occasional sleep in, quality meals, and the opportunity to discuss photography in a self paced environment. For the film shooters we will bring processing equipment and chemistry with us on the road. Back in Melbourne our full range of facilities at The Fox Darkroom will be made available for our participants to process and scan.
“We warmly welcome all skill levels and both analogue and digital photographers. Our tour is all about creating a genuine connection with the people and places we visit.”
In Melbourne, our participants are put up in a large AirBNB in the inner city suburb of Footscray. Each participant has their own room and great access to food, drink, and nightlife. While on the road, we stay in an eclectic mix of historic and unique accommodation. Our stay at Lake Mungo is dormitory style with bunk beds. The accommodation is comfortable but not luxury.
Continental style breakfasts and lunches will be provided throughout the workshop. Costs for group dinners will be split evenly amongst the group. In remote accommodation such as Lake Mungo we will prepare meals. Dietary requirements and vegetarian/vegan options can be arranged.