Benedict House www.benedicthouse.com.au Art residency program at benedict house in Queanbean Australia/ Exhibition and workshop was taking place on 2006/10/14-10/28 October in Australia is summer. The sun is strong and bright, but the wind is cold. Nevertheless, surrounded by the ocean like Japan, Australia is mostly a dessert landscape. My trip for the silk workshop was held in Queanbean where is 10 km southwest of Canberra, New south wales, Australia. As you drive up the smaill hill, you can see the old beautiful convert, which is now named “ Benedict house”. The house is a fashion related community ( Now Foody restaurant as well ) run by Kate and Paul. The silk workshop was 2 weeks long and included the exhibition and a fashion show from local fashion designers. How incredibly energetic passion I received from them. Benedict house is the place I definitely want to go back again.