Larapinta Trail 2020
31st August - 7th September
Join us for a 7 night Larapinta Trail adventure supported by World Expeditions.
The Larapinta Trail winds through the breath-taking West MacDonnel Ranges in semi-arid Western Arrernte country. This remote landscape is the ultimate creative inspiration.
In Central Australia by day, the quality of light amplifies the colours of the landscape, and by night, the skies are some of the darkest in the world. From our swags we will have the best views of the stars.
On this immersive adventure we will cover distance every day on the Larapinta Trail, and while we hike, you are invited to consider what it is to experience and why we attempt to communicate through art.
In the afternoons there will be time to make our own artwork, and in the evenings the World Expeditions guides will prepare delicious food for us to enjoy in an intimate group setting around the campfire.
We embrace all art practices, and will facilitate a number of experimental and immediate responses to this environment through a series of short group workshops. This trip is going to be serious creative ignition.
After the walk there will be a pop up exhibition in Alice Springs, where we will show our experiments to the local community.
What to Expect
This itinerary is design to give you a broad idea about what to expect and it subject to change.
We will pick you up from your Alice Springs accommodation and head into the West MacDonnell Ranges. We will be camping out in swags with basic cooking equipment and a trailer for the duration of the trip.
Walk: Ormiston Pound Walk 8km
Workshop: An Experimental Life Drawing Class (where trees are our life models)
Walk: Ormiston Gorge to Finke Two Mile 12km
Workshop: Active Listening
Walk: Finke Two Mile to Rocky Bar Gap 15kmWorkshop: Rhythm Walk: documenting internal and external rhythms
Walk: Rocky Bar Gap to Redbank Gorge 11km
Workshop: Words to Share
Walk: Mt Sonder night climb. We wake up very early and climb to the top of Mt Sonder for sunrise
Workshop: Sunrise Colour Observations
Full day at camp, with lots of time to make
We drive back to Alice Springs and set up the exhibition. Today we will have time in the exhibition space to experiment with presentation and decide what to show.
Tonight we will be camping close to town at an award winning World Expeditions eco camp site (with showers!)
Today we pack up and drop you off at your hotels/the airport. Time to say goodbye!