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Hill End Festival Workshops 20-22 April 2018

This is a special Workshop Page for visitors to 'The End' Festival running from Friday to Sunday 20th to the 22nd April 2018

I have designed a selection of sessions 2-3 hours in length to suit the interests of visitors to this festival. You can decide to pick a single session or several sessions over the course of the weekend. If you pick two or more sessions there is a 20% discount.

These sessions will suit those who have an interest in photography and history of this amazing place. I have been visiting here regularly for the past four years and I have been an artist in resident in the town. There is so much to photograph. There is no other place like Hill End. I'm currently working towards an exhibiton at the Bathurst Regional Gallery in 2019.

For more information and booking details email:



Friday 20th April

Session 1) 16.30 -19.30. Evening (before dinner)

A Light Painting Session with Peter at Golden Gully. Max 6 people $85 each

Saturday 21st April

Session 2)  06.30-9.00. Early Morning (before breakfast)

Catch the morning light with Peter over the Turon Valley and Split Rock from the Kissing Point Lookout. Max 8 people $65 each

 Session 3) 10.00 - 12 noon. Morning walk (before lunch)

Take a stroll around the town of Hill End with Peter to photograph the town’s highlights. Max 10 people $65 each

 Session 4) 13.00-15.30. Afternoon (after lunch)

Travel in your car with Peter to photographic locations on the outskirts of town such as Golden Gully and Valentines Mine. Max 8 people $65 each

 Session 5) 17.00 – 19.30 Evening (before dinner)

Light Painting session with Peter at the festival site doing orbs, light tunnels and Pixelstick images, then photographing historic buildings nearby. Max 8 people $85 each

 Sunday 22nd April

Session 6) 10.30 to 12.30pm (before lunch)

Take a stroll around the town of Hill End with Peter to photograph the highlights of the town. Max 10 people $65 each


- A 20% discount applies for booking two or more sessions

- Each session begins outside the Royal Hotel

- Bring water, sunhat and sensible walking shoes.

- Smart phones are not suitable for evening sessions

- Please Note: Before booking any evening workshops be aware that there is a lack of overnight accomodation in Hill End unless you plan to camp. The nearest accomodation to Hill End is either Mudgee or Bathurst, both one hour's drive away. Even then it is not recommmended to travel at night due to kangaroos on the road.

- All daytime sessions suit photographers with basic knowledge of their camera and are designed for people who want to add to their experience during the festival and suit beginner to intermediate photographers. Evening sessions however require participants to have a proper understanding of their camera functions and also a tripod (Peter does hire tripods $20 each) Not suitable for beginnners.

The primary goal of these Hill End Photography sessions is to create some memorable images (both night-time and daytime) during the festival and have some fun experiences exploring and photographing this fascinating and very historic Australian gold mining town. Hill End has been a place of inspiration for a long line of distinguished Australian artists such as Russell Drysdale, Donald Friend and early 19th century photographers like Beaufoy Merlin.