Published on: 15 February 2018

Boys from our Year 11 and 12 Visual Arts course were privileged this week to receive guidance from some of Western Australia’s leading artists and educators at the School’s annual Art Camp held at Curtin University’s School of Design and Art (SODA).

Spread across two action-filled days, the Art Camp program comprised of a series of practical workshops as well as an art theory session, along with the opportunity to witness a four-channel video installation by Lisa Reihana. Ten years in the making and recently exhibited at the Venice Biennale, it is now showing at the John Curtin Gallery as part of PIFA.

Art Camp offers a unique and stimulating opportunity for the senior students to engage in an onsite, hands on workshop based university experience that reflects contemporary art practice,” says Christ Church Grammar School Head of Art, Pam Yordanoff.

“The lecturers were impressed by the committed engagement, motivation and maturity with which our boys participated in workshops that took them beyond their normal classroom experience.”

“This Art School university immersion program set the tone with the way the boys will engage in their studies and is one of the foundations to a strong, productive year of art making and responding.”

Curtin University is one of Western Australia’s longest established art institutions with an esteemed alumni of artists, educators and industry professionals working in WA, interstate and internationally.