Posts by Rita Lazauskas

TEXTILE TOUR Sep/Oct 2013

Limited places are available as bookings flow in for this 14 day Amazigh Cultural Tour following the ancient trade routes across the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech to Fez via the Sahara! With a focus on TEXTILES you can explore the traditions of Amazigh (Berber) wool carpets and fine cactus silk weaving, traditional desert looms in the Sahara weaving nomad tents and the finest embroidery. Amazigh Cultural Tours Morocco uses its experienced hosts and local guides to devise travel programs that focus on engagement through grassroots cultural immersion. You will have meaningful exchanges with the local people and opportunities to explore the
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AMAZIGH Is that a typo?

  Frequently asked question about Amazigh Cultural Tours Morocco. It’s not a typo, but if you mis-read it as ‘amazing’ that’s okay, because Morocco is an amazing place! The word ‘Amazigh’ is the correct name for the indigenous ‘Berber’ people of North Africa, collectively known as ‘Imazigen’. Many people have suggested it is a weird word we should have avoided for our Morocco Tours project, but as many Australians know, the indigenous people in OZ have also had a continuing battle for recognition and respect. After all, it didn’t take all that long for us to get used to calling
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Drawing & Painting – 2013 Morocco Tour

Only a few places left for this hosted tour with artist Rita Lazauskas. Travel the ancient trade routes across the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech to the Sahara and immerse in the rich culture and landscape of this exotic place. Amazigh Cultural Tours Morocco uses its experienced hosts and local guides to devise travel programs that focus on engagement through grassroots cultural immersion. The drawing program is suitable for all skill levels from beginners to advanced. Follow this link for more information: https://culturaltoursmorocco.com/drawing
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Rita Lazauskas – 2012 Dobell Drawing Prize Finalist

DRAWING TOUR host artist Rita Lazauskas is a finalist in the prestigious 2012 Dobell Drawing Prize on show at the Art Gallery of NSW until 10 February 2013. Her work titled ‘View from the Ramparts #5’ is inspired by her travels with Morocco tours. The panoramic concertina format of the 3D drawing makes reference to the traditional architecture of Morocco, where the terraces and fortifications provide views onto complex scenes of life below. You can see more works by Rita Lazauskas at: http://www.ritalazauskas.com/ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rita-Lazauskas-Visual-Artist/209915962475103?ref=hl
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Come to Morocco with us!

WHY MOROCCO? Currently top of our most FAQs – why have we chosen Morocco as the place to develop a new program of Art & Cultural tours? Maybe it’s the cool guys in turbans? What began in 2010 as little more than a stab at a map of the world to choose our next holiday destination, has grown into a wonderful experience that is best shared with friends and like-minded people. The richness of the art and architecture, the glorious landscape, the hospitality – we can’t seem to get enough of it! Some call it an obsession – it’s possibly a
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