Camp Ideas and Locations

  • See also the ArtEd Journals
    • New Teacher’s Survival Pack for articles on Rottnest and New Norcia as Camp site destinations
    • Beyond the Art Room

Camp Locations

This is a list compiled in 2003 by Janet Hummerston, Brooke Hyland and Lisa Young. No doubt there have been changes to these locations and new destinations found. Please contact us re any new facilities or changed contact details.

Rottnest Island Camp

Address             Kingston Barracks
Phone                9432 9111
Accomodation   Dormitory style/cottages (Governor’s Circle)
Catering             Full catering or self catering in cottages
Facilities             Hall, Video room

Particular Art Activities:    Inspiration from the natural island vistas, museum, guns and tunnels, tourists and holiday makers. Sand sculpture, sand casting, seascape painting & drawing.

Woodman Point

Address             Cockburn Road, Munster
Phone                n/a
Accomodation   Cottages/Dormitories
Catering             Fully catered
Facilities             Hall
Particular Art Activities:    Boatbuilding yards, Quarantine center, Industrial areas, coastal plain.

Ern Halliday

Address              Whitfords Ave, Hilarys
Phone                  n/a
Accomodation     Dormitories
Catering               Self catered

Facilities             Indoor courts area/studio

Particular Art Activities:    Beach, bush, micro and macro views, collections etc man-made and natural.

Lake Navarino Forest Resort

Address             PO Box Waroona
Phone                9733 2106

Particular Art Activities:    Skyscapes, Paper making

Apex Camp Jurien

Address             c/- PO  Jurien Bay
Phone                9652 1010
Accomodation         Dormitories

Particular Art Activities:    Beach

Thundelarra Station

Address             Situated 80km North West of Paynes Find, 80km South East of Yalgoo
Accomodation         Shearing quarters
Catering             Self catered

Facilities             Shearing shed as studio space
Particular Art Activities:    A scenic tour through vineyards, historic towns and kilometres of wheat belt country. With its variety of wildlife and unique scenery, Thundelarra offers a rare opportunity to appreciate life in the Australian outback; see life as it is on a Murchison sheep station.

New Norcia

Address             Benedictine Community of New Norcia
Accomodation         Old Convent (sleeps 43) St Gertrudes and St Ildephonsus
Catering             Catering
Facilities             Art Gallery and Museum on site, Hall, Art room and Video
Particular Art Activities:  Opportunities for the visual inquiry of architecture, landscape, gravestones, churches, on site. Hall, Art Room stain glass windows, paintings and sculptures within the churches. The visual and Video. collaboration, history myths and spiritual elements of New Norcia make it an excellent inspiration.

Wharncliffe Mill

Address             Carter’s Rd,
Accomodation         Dormitory
Catering             Self Catering
Facilities             Large undercover area and kitchen
Particular Art Activities:    Close to Art Galleries, Mammoth Caves, Happs Pottery and other inspirational sites.

East Perth Redevelopment precinct as a destination

Address             5 mins from Perth city
Accomodation Any hostel in Perth or its surrounding suburbs.

  • Point Walter Campsite, Attadale or
  • School of Insolated and Distance Education, Leederville

Particular Art Activities:    There is a lot here e.g. Architecture (new apartments etc), under the Windan Bridge, swimming pool, the footbridge in Claisebrook inlet, the inlet itself (reflections etc), the old power station, conference room cafes etc. There is also a public art walk you can do with students which is very good.

The Perth CBD

Address             In the central city
Accomodation Any hostel in Perth or its surrounding suburbs.

  • Point Walter Campsite, Attadale or
  • School of Insolated and Distance Education, Leederville

Catering             catered
Distance            Attadale 20mins, Leederville 5 mins
Particular Art Activities:    The urban environment – the CBD, inside and around the QV I building (lots of great reflections, angles, architecture), construction sites, the bell tower, the Barrack St jetty redevelopment, shop front windows, undercover car parks (the basement level of the one under the Alexander library is often deserted – very surreal).


Address     “The Barn” where the Girl Guides stay. Contact Tourist Info Centre for further info.
Phone                n/a
Accomodation     see above
Catering             self catering
Facilities             16 Bunks
Particular Art Activities    Great for old buildings.

Eastern States Tour

Address             Sydney and Melbourne
Phone                n/a
Accomodation         Sydney YHA, Richmond Hill Hotel
Catering             Cafeteria, Breakfast & Dinner, Local Restaurants
Facilities             Conference, Meeting room, Tourist Info
Particular Art Activities: Brett Whiteley Studio, the Rocks, MCA, Mono Rail, Chinese Gardens, Manley Ferry trip, Coogee Beach, Sirus Cove, Opera House, Harbour Bridge, MoMA – Heide. National Gallery of Vic, RMIT, Heidelberg, Box Hill, Mentone, Powerhouse Museum, AGNSW.

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