Jennifer Keeler-Milne – Drawing Workshop on Lord Howe Island

In News December 16, 2019

Image: Jennifer Keeler-Milne, Installation view of Feathers (2014), charcoal on paper, 13.5 x  31 cm (each)

Join artist Jennifer Keeler-Milne for an 8 day art workshop retreat ‘Drawing on Nature’ in August 2020 on the beautiful World heritage-listed Lord Howe Island – the ideal place to break away from the city hustle to be immersed in drawing in an idyllic location.

From 8 – 15 August 2020, Jennifer will lead a drawing course on the exotic and beautiful Lord Howe Island, a lush natural paradise less than two hours by plane from Sydney or Brisbane where she will be sharing and demonstrating a range of strategies for drawing natural objects using different drawing materials for working on paper or in sketchbooks. Jennifer is a highly experienced and enthusiastic drawing teacher. Her workshops are often fully booked. This is ideal for the beginner or those with more experience who wish to extend their drawing skills. Learn a new skill or develop new ones in a beautiful and relaxed environment.

With sculpted mountain peaks rising dramatically from crystal clear turquoise waters, Lord Howe Island is considered one of the most beautiful places on earth. It was World Heritage listed in 1982 for its unique beauty and diversity, remarkable geology and rare collection of birds, plants and marine life. This crescent shaped island has a mild subtropical climate all year round, with winter temperatures ranging from 17C – 20C. The island is serviced by daily flights, allowing only 400 visitors at any time, to maintain it’s relaxed and unspoilt beauty.


5 x days tuition and demonstrations by renowned artist/educator Jennifer Keeler-Milne

7 x nights accommodation at Ocean View Apartments

Transfers to and from airport at Lord Howe Island

All meals included

Workshop hosted by Kerri Ainsworth (Art Travel Adventures Founder)

Kerri Ainsworth and her business, Art Travel Adventures, will organise the travel side of the trip – and will be limited to around 12 in the group. For all the details and enquiries please contact Kerri directly on 0417 033 233 or to receive the information package and itinerary. Bookings will be finalised at the end of February 2020.


About the Artist

Jennifer Keeler- Milne is a significant mid-career Sydney artist whose oil paintings and drawings in charcoal and pastel have brought her to prominence over the past 15 years. Her works have been included in the Dobell Prize for Drawing exhibition eight times, including in 2000 when the AGNSW purchased her stunning charcoal drawing of clouds, Visibility/Invisibility, for the collection. Since then she has drawn a range of natural objects that have been exhibited and collected in State and regional galleries.

A former museum educator with the Art Gallery of New South Wales and lecturer at Sydney University, UTS and the National Art School, Jennifer also runs her own drawing school, Dare to Draw, teaching the principles and techniques of drawing.

Jennifer has had several solo exhibitions in Sydney, as well as group shows in Hong Kong and Paris. Her work is held in the collection of the AGNSW, Artbank and the Victorian College of the Arts, as well as private collections in London, New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco, Paris, Hong Kong, Sydney and Melbourne. Jennifer is represented by Australian Galleries in Sydney and Melbourne.