The Beginnings

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. 

The Artist Expedition Society is about spending time in the environment, and thinking about our relationship to place, our relationship to nature, and our relationship to designed environments. We facilitate space for you to apply your own creative practice to remote environments. We encourage creative experimentation and unconventional approaches to communication. 


Who is AES for?

The Artist Expedition Society is for anybody who is looking to connect with the amazing landscapes of Central Australia, and resonate with place in a way that is difficult to achieve on the restrictive schedules of other tour operators. We will spend time getting to know this 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 too.  

Our trips are open for solo travellers and people travelling in groups. 

What do we do?

We will take you out to some of the most beautiful places in Central Australia, where we will spend time making art on location. Your guide will lead you through creative processes, and share interesting information about the area. 

Our trips are great for getting to know more about Central Australia and exploring your own creative practice, and great for getting to know other creative people with similar interests. 

Contact Us

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. 

Email: anna-dakin@hotmail.co.uk

Phone: (+44) 0477 223 011

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