We've been asked a number of times why we are called "Arts" Estate Retreat. What does "Arts" have to do with it? Well, it all started with our son, Nick, who established his original Sydney business "Arts Estate" before we decided to embark on our sustainability "tree change".
Nick's mission was to hold a series of "soirees", featuring fine food and wine, local artists and live musicians. Often the menu consisted of Nick's own creations.
When we moved and established our Bnb, we agreed to "piggy-back" the accommodation business onto Nick's "Arts Estate". Although Nick is now only home about one month of the year (when you can hear him practising and composing), Donrita also plays and teaches piano and singing. We also plan to promote local artists by displaying their art in our guest rooms and cottage. If you know of any artists who would like to have their art featured with us, please ask them to send us a message at email@example.com
As you can see, Nick (Niq) is a multi-instrumentalist, touring the country (and the world) as a travelling minstrel, performing quirky tunes with challenging messages that engage delighted audiences. He's currently working on his second album of original music - and, just as in his debut album, all the music is played and sung by Nick himself.