Engage in the Wild, and respond with Creativity!
Mountain Seas Art and Wilderness Retreat is dedicated to elegance and creativity at the edge of the wild. If you are reading this, you may be looking for a remarkably special place to come visit, as an Artist, as a Teacher, or as a Participant in programs offered by the former! You may also simply want to come Be in this glorious location as a guest of Mountain Seas Retreat.
We have included in this site the many artists across multiple disciplines who have done a Residency at Mountain Seas. You can apply to join those ranks! Enjoy reading about their art and experience here. And cruise around the site to see what Mountain Seas might offer you.
We are dedicated to the Arts, and to preserving something special that is alive in this valley on Flinders Island. We coordinate with our local Flinders Island Regional Arts Council around workshops and offerings as well. We are a team of people working together with the Wild in Nature, as well as with organic growing, and the sense of adventure.
The artist’s act of seeing – of opening to perception deeper than the norm – is a gift also to that which is seen. The magic of this place gives abundantly – and receives from you when you drop in deeply to experience what it has to offer. Perception goes both ways. Photographers speak of “taking” a photograph, as if they were taking something away. An artist realizes that a gift is taken away, and as well as gift is left behind – your heartful wonder at what you perceive. Then the divinity that abides here, in the rocks, trees, atmosphere… is nourished as well.