Art History trip to Melbourne
During the holidays 17 excited, passionate Art History and Visual Arts students spent four days exploring the galleries and streets of central Melbourne, the cultural capital of Australia. Accompanied by Art History teacher, Ms Mentink, and parents, Gordon and Johan Dalkie, the students were treated to the wealth of traditional and contemporary art on show at the National Gallery of Victoria, ACCA (Australian Centre for Contemporary Art), the Ian Potter Centre and Melbourne Museum, including an excellent guided tour of key 19C works in the NGV.
Additional to the permanent collections, students had the opportunity to experience the amazing Italian Masterpieces exhibition on loan from the Prado in Madrid, Spain, and a comprehensive exhibition of Mid Century Australian design. The rich diversity of architectural styles and sculptural works within the CBD included the impressive interior of St Paul’s Cathedral and an array of fantastic street art. Exploring the laneways and Queen Victoria market as well as dining at a range of restaurants added to the students’ appreciation of the cultural richness of Melbourne, and there was time for some shopping too! Hopefully this will become an annual trip for Y12 and 13 Art History students.