Who are we?
The Artist Expedition Society is tour company and artist collective whose mission is to provide creative experiences in wild places.
We were born from a desire to share the experience of being immersed in nature.
We provide space to consider our relationship to place, our relationship to nature, and our relationship to designed environments. Our trips encourage you to apply your own creative practice to remote environments, and our exhibitions communicate something about those experiences.
When you come on a trip with us, you become a part of The Artist Expedition Society.
Who is AES for?
The Artist Expedition Society is for anybody who is looking to connect with the landscapes of our planet and respond to them in a creative way.
We support artists and facilitate space outdoors to make work, and enjoy hosting exhibitions. On our tours, we spend time getting to know a place well, and use the process of conventional and non conventional art making to look more closely at the places we visit.
Having a relationship with art and/or design will help, but we welcome beginners with an open mind to our trips too.
Our trips are open for solo travellers and people travelling in groups.
The Artist Expedition Society was thought up by Anna Dakin during her time at The Royal College of Art. Anna’s long term love affair with Central Australia led her on a creative journey that saw her own artistic practice evolve through unanticipated forms. Her experimental outlook on art and life is the foundation of the Artist Expedition Society’s philosophy.
Please get in contact with any enquiries about trips you’ve booked, trips you’re interested in, or hiring us for a private charter.
We are often out of phone range during trips. Please email your name, phone number, and enquiry to Anna and she will get back to you as soon as she can. Please reserve phone calls for emergencies only.
Phone: (+44) 0477 223 011