Carranballac Homestead Photography & Painting Fieldtrip — Saturday 18th April

Carranballac Homestead Photography and Artist Fieldtrip - Saturday 18th April - 8am to 7pm

Get a rare glimpse into one of Victoria's largest and most significant station properties located near Skipton. The property once extended from Skipton to Werribee and was settled by pastoralist, Andrew Chirnside. The much smaller grounds now include the homestead, men's huts, timber cottage with dormer windows, wool shed, shearers quarters, octagonal dairy, meat houses, powder magazine, bluestone stables with stuccoed additions and clock tower and gate house.

Get creative and enjoy a day out photographing the significant Carranballac homestead and grounds with expert guidance from photographer, Tim Lucas. After a riverside picnic, your able to join Victorian landscape painter, Marion East, in the grounds for a 2-3 hour watercolour and sketching workshop or, if you'd rather, continue photographing for the rest of the day.

Cost: $45 (members) or $55 (non-members)

What's included:
  • Transport to and from the homestead - Leaving Birre General Store at 8am. Return at 7pm.
  • 1 hour photography walk around with talented landscape photographer Tim Lucas and 
  • 3 hr watercolour and sketching workshop with Victorian landscape painter Marion East 
  • Some painting/sketching materials available to purchase or bring your own if preferred. Boards to lean on will be available.
What do I bring?
  • Bring your own camera - DSLR or point and shoot. 
  • Bring a packed lunch for a river bank picnic. A fold up camp chair or rug would also be handy.
To book your place:

For more information and bookings, contact Judy Goddard on 03 5236 2647 or at by 1st April 2015. Seats limited to 10. Pre-payment required. Pickup at 8am from Birregurra General Store

Who is the daytrip for?

Beginners through to professionals are welcome.

About Carranballac Homestead

The large station property Carranballac, Skipton, was settled by the pastoralist Andrew Chirnside, who arrived in Australia from Scotland in 1841. With his brother Thomas, Andrew prospered and together they established themselves as one of the leading pastoral families of the colony of Victoria. By 1870 they owned about 250,000 acres of freehold land in the State. Carranballac was their home station in Victoria's Western District, run as a highly successful sheep station, and also home to a successful horse stud, begun as early as 1865. Five generations of the Chirnside family lived there until 1987. For more info on Carranballac Homestead, visit the Heritage Victoria website.