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Page 42 • MICEBTN - May-JULy 2016 wESTERN AUSTRALIA Celebrate with us! This winter, Joondalup Resort is celebrating its 20th birthday, so we're offering birthday presents to everyone who books a conference or event during June, July & August! You can choose from: A complimentary round of drinks and nibbles to conclude your event, an overnight stay for the event organiser, including breakfast the next day or Twilight Golf for two * Terms and Conditions Apply Perth’s inspiring conference destination and golf resort For more information please contact us on (08) 9400 8847 or email email@example.com Country Club Boulevard Connolly Western Australia (08) 9400 8888 firstname.lastname@example.org www.joondalupresort.com.au En plein air – Rottnest artists’ workshop runs in collaboration with Ken wadrop ROTTNEST Island is growing steadily as a C&I destination alongside its more traditional strengths as a weekend get- away for Perth residents, and for yacht- ing and other leisure activities. Its event calendar also has been steadily diversifying over the past two or three years. Indicative of the iconic west coast island’s appeal is a three-day artists’ workshop to be run by Rottnest Island Authority in collaboration with WA artist Ken Wadrop. Suitable for intermediate-stage artists, it will run from Monday August 8 to Thursday August 11. In keeping with Wadrop’s own ‘en plein air’ strengths, the accent will be on fieldwork, making the most of Rottnest’s coastal and inland scenery. The A$555 cost includes not only the Wadrop workshop but also three nights’ accommodation, return ferries, daily breakfast and lunch, full art materials and a discounted rate for bike hire. Bikes are, of course very popular with visitors to Rottnest and for the artists they will be a perfect way to search out field sites. Wadrop is a quintessential West Aus- Rottnest Island painting by Ken Wadrop Ken Wadrop tralian, trained by artists teaching at the Claremont School of Arts in the 1970s. In the early stages of his career he was orientated mostly to a photo-realist style, centred in the studio. While working as a studio assistant to George Haynes and Jane Martin, he became inspired by their philosophy of working from nature, a style made popular by the French Impressionists of the 19th century. Within this the artist analyses the light, tones and values of what he or she is seeing and translates that to the surface in oil paint. Wadrop’s work now hangs in several major public galleries as well as in pri- vate collections. On the web: www.rottnestisland.com Busselton airport completes upgrade BUSSELTON Regional Airport terminal in Western Australia’s south west has com- pleted a A$1.5 million upgrade including improvements to the check-in area, cafe and departure lounge. The terminal now has a new check-in and baggage area, toilets, passenger screening point, cafe and a refurbished 90-seat departure lounge.