Vision Quest

Group Retreat Journey with Daniel Mirante

We feel that visionary art is still under-appreciated, but that its the next stage in the evolution of contemporary art.

We hope to facilitate the learning, creation, and sharing of this amazing genre of art by establishing regular workshops at Paradise One Eco-Retreat Centre, and to be an important hub for artists from around the world, bringing to our venue International Visionary Artists of the highest calibre to tutor students at every level and introduce &/or further their knowledge of this genre.

Our next Visionary Art retreat at Paradise One Eco-Retreat will be taught by Daniel Mirante from the UK, co-founder & director of the UK based Art Pilgrim retreats & a teacher at The Academy of Visionary Art in Vienna. Daniel brings with him an expansive vast knowledge of traditional mediums & materials, & teaches the mischtechnik.

Join us for an deep journey into the sacred traditions of art with visionary painter and experienced teacher Daniel Mirante, of the Vienna Academy of Visionary Art.

Realise your creativity this October within the beauty of Paradise One within a supportive group context, where we will quest to develop and understand our own inner vision, through the practice of painting, visualisation, and learning the language of symbols. Daniel Mirante will share his detailed knowledge and practice of Mischtechnik (mixed technique of oils and egg tempera) which he learned from Brigid Marlin and Ernst Fuchs, as an ideal painterly approach for bringing vision into form, and for engaging with painting as a meditative process of self-discovery.

The retreat will be a balance of “Techne” and  “Psyche“. With Psyche, we will explore the theory of sub-creation (inspired by the artistic and literary works of Tolkien and other luminaries). We will develop this exploration through Techne – old masters methods of composition and oil painting with egg tempera , in a guided process suitable for people of all levels of artistic experience, There will be  meditative studio time and a variety of exercises for stimulating depth of vision, spontaneous access points to creative inspiration; while also introducing the approaches and pathways taken by Old Masters.



This workshop will be set in the lush, picturesque Eco-Retreat Centre of Paradise One &  surrounds of the
Byron Bay Hinterland, providing plenty of inspiration from the beautiful scenery.

All prices include tuition, accommodation, organic vegetarian meals, with specific dietary options if needed (inform us please), use of property, pool, linen & towels.

3 organic meals per day, accommodation & workshop
fees for 7 days, use of the property & the pool, linen & towels.

Some materials will be provided. A list of the materials you
will need to bring is posted here on our website: Required Materials 

BOOKINGS for VISION QUEST Visionary Art Retreat
12th to 18th  October 2016

Accommodation options Price
No Accommodation $1028
Dormitory $1160
Twin share room $1280
Private Room $1370
Private Cabin (single) $1670
Private Cabin (couple) $2590

Included 3 days of meals. Linen provided for all accommodation.

  • Tea available all day.
  • Arrival time:        Wed. 12th October 11am.( to be confirmed)
  • Departure time:  Tues 18th October 2pm. (to be confirmed)

You may pay a $300 deposit which is required at time of booking to secure  your place.
Final Payment due before the 5th October 2016
And you can also choose your accommodation option at time of payment.


Option 1: Dormitory:         4 single size bunk beds per room. Share bathroom & toilet
Option 2: Twin share:       2 single size beds. Share bathroom & toilet
Option 3: Private room:   queen size bed room. Share bathroom & toilet
Option 4: Private cabin:   single  queen-size bed room with a living room, own bathroom & toilet.
Option 5: Private cabin:   couple queen-size bed room with a living room, own bathroom & toilet.

$300 DEPOSIT for Vision Quest 12-18th October 2016