Art enthusiast. Loves painting, bushwalking and travels. Writing what I love sparks my passion. Sydney, Australia.
Published November 17th 2012
Exploring heritage experiences
When weather permits, there's nothing better than going out for a walk on weekends especially after a hectic week. Curlew Camp Artists' Walk is one of my favourite walking tracks; not only that you can enjoy the natural beauty along the foreshores, you can also take the opportunity to trace the journey that prominent artists once experienced during 1890s.
Developed by Mosman Council and Taronga Zoo, with financial aid from the Sharing Sydney Harbour Access Program and the NSW Heritage Office, Curlew Camp Artists' Walk is a foreshore walk over 1.6 km long, starting from the South Mosman ferry wharf at Musgrave Street and continues along to the Taronga Zoo ferry wharf.
Get off from the South Mosman ferry wharf, you can start walking in the footsteps of the Curlew Camp artists
Established in the late 19th century, the Curlew Camp, an artists' camp, was first set up on the eastern shore of Little Sirius Cove on Sydney Harbour as a weekend retreat, by clothing manufacturer Reuben Brasch and his brothers. However, it soon became a gathering place for artists, writers and musicians.
Fascinated by the natural beauty of the surroundings, several highly respected Australian artists such as Arthur Streeton and Tom Roberts drew inspiration from here and created some of their most famous paintings in an unique style - the Australian School of Impressionism.
If you are an art lover, I'm sure that you will be fascinated by the interesting story of the artists who lived and painted in this beautiful setting. Simply taking a look at the signage with an imagery of the artist's painting, you can compare the scenery in old days with the current state, and see how the composition is vividly captured.
Curlew Camp was once a popular spot for famous artists, including Arthur Streeton and Tom Roberts
This place is also popular for cannoning especially among kids. It's always lovely to see a group of kids cannoning with laughter filled up this great place. What's more, you can find a beach and a park in close proximity, where you and your family can sit back for relaxation and have a family picnic.