We started offering our VIP Avec Pleasure Art Tours in 2009 as a complimentary service to run alongside our Avec Pleasure Art Consultancy services. Initially, we started small, with only one annual tour to HONG KONG, timed to take part in the exciting Hong Kong Art Fair.
Seven years later, we are offering escorted VIP Art Tours to NYC – Frieze Art Fair every May, the Venice Biennale Tour every other September, the exciting NZ Sculpture Tour and visit to Gibbs Farm in October 2016, and our most recent Art Tour to the artistically vibrant city of BERLIN – VIP guests of the 5th year of Berlin Art Week – September 13th-18th 2016.
After seven years of running our Art Tours, we can now see that for most of our clients, the time touring with us has helped them become enthusiastic collectors of Contemporary Art but in some it has also inspired them to rekindle their creative interests and assisted them in finding a new, more creative focus in their lives.
Question: How does someone become an Artist?
Some people believe that we all start out life as artists, and this is evident in the spontaneous way in which some very young children are attracted to finger-painting from the first instant in kindergarten.
Firstly, to find the Artist within – you have to find a way to turn your innate creativity on. I think the first step is to encourage ‘spontaneity’ back into your life. Start reading more about contemporary art practice in Art Magazines and searching newsletters of Art Galleries and Museums whose collections you know or enjoy and keep a note of all the things that sing out to you or seem exciting. I call this ‘starting your own Art Diary’ and have seen how effective this tool is in many of my clients and students.
Second suggestion is to put time aside and to join us on one of our Art Tours
Whether it is your first time away with a group of discerning travellers or it is a return visit to the city and event concerned, the Avec Pleasure team will work hard to ensure your experience is personalized.
Avec Pleasure is planning on also offering pop up, short term art courses to be run at various Art venues across Melbourne starting the end of this year. They will be aimed at those of you who are not able to travel far away but would like to expand your ART knowledge base and be part of a local group of ART enthusiasts who wish to increase their creative endeavours. Drop us a line, send your contact details and tell us you’re interested in receiving our Avec Pleasure newsletters.