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Art

Art Workshop - Elena Parashko

Being Kind to Yourself

6 June 2011

Elena Parashko, who comes to Daku to teach a week of Seascape painting in August, is a regular contributor to a number of art magazines. In this article she reflects on the need to sometimes step back and give yourself a break. Being Kind to Yourself In every artist’s life there are times when it [...]

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Artists in the News

Flower Power and Snail Trails

9 May 2011

Time to mark some recent successes for two of our art teachers. Botanical art teacher Leonie Norton has just seen her marvellous book Women of Flowers: Botanical Art in Australia from the 1830s to the 1960s go into its second printing barely 18 months after being published – a considerable achievement. Leonie Norton herself, who [...]

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Marvelous Mereoni

Marvelous Mereoni

29 December 2010

Daku’s own resident artist, Mereoni Tadulala, featured this week in the Fiji Times. Mereoni, who has been creating and selling her tapa artworks for 10 years, learnt the traditional art from her mother. In the article in the Fiji Times Mereoni talks about the importance of keeping this cultural skill alive and passing it down [...]

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Quilting Workshop Daku Resort

The Art of Landscape Quilting

24 November 2010

This one’s all about pictures – an unfolding scrapbook of how to make a quilted landscape picture. Gloria Loughman, the teacher, is an immensely talented quilter who teaches all over the world and creates stunning landscapes herself. This week she was guiding her class as they sat up on the deck of the Villa and [...]

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Botanical Art Workshop

Botanical Art Workshop

13 September 2010

Last week artist Leonie Norton led a group of artists in a botanical art and holiday sketching retreat. The week was spent at a slow and leisurely pace, painting, sketching and drawing in various locations around Daku Resort and Savusavu in general. The yoga shala again proved its impressive versatility providing a fabulously cool and [...]

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Art Retreat at Daku Resort with Elena Parashko

Painting with Elena Parashko

25 August 2010

Last week Elena Parashko lead a group of artists at Daku Resort. Karen (attending her second art and painting retreat at Daku) writes below: “This is my second time to Daku Resort to combine some learning with pleasure. I left with some concern as to whether the memories I had retained so vividly from last [...]

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More wonderful courses to come

28 July 2009

Paradise Courses 2009 We’re more than half way through the schedule for this year – but there are some wonderful courses still to come. Art: Kerrie Lester teaches Figures in the Landscape from September 12 – 19; as a 16 times Archibald finalist, her exuberant paintings are very well known. The following week – September [...]

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Leonie Norton

April Botanical Art and Holiday Sketching course

7 May 2009

In April we welcomed Leonie Norton and a group of painters to Daku for a very busy week of botanical art AND holiday sketching. The difficult economic times have affected everyone, and we didn’t have enough people for two separate weeks of painting – so we put the two courses together and had a very [...]

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Kerrie Lester at Daku Resort

Kerrie Lester coming to teach painting

8 April 2009

Last Saturday morning I went to talk to Kerrie Lester about the course she’ll be running at Daku in September. We are very excited that one of Australia’s top contemporary artists is coming to Daku – it really is quite a coup for us. What an amazing place she has, full of her artworks and [...]

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