Published on: 24 April 2015

Sixteen Christ Church boys travelled to The Big Apple over the holidays to take part in workshops as part of the 2015 Art Tour.

While on tour, the boys sprayed their own large-scale graffiti mural in the Lower East Side, developed their drawing skills with life drawing in an intimate Spring Street studio, and built models after visiting the Skyscraper Museum during a workshop at the Architecture Foundation in Manhattan.

“New York City is the perfect backdrop for contemporary cutting edge art exhibitions and workshops,” said Pam Yordanoff, Head of Art.

“With a sensational group of boys who really engaged in the opportunities, the tour was a great success and exceeded everyone’s expectations.”

During the tour, the boys had the opportunity to take part in a photography workshop by Russian Australian photographer Alina Gozin’a. Alina’s photography has graced the covers of many leading magazines and her celebrity portraiture has captured the likes of Ewan McGregor, Christina Ricci, Bryan Brown and Sophie Lowe.

Inspired by how authentic and engaged the boys were during her workshop, Alina asked them to participate in portrait shots that may grace the pages of her new photography project Confessions from New York.

The tour concluded with a stopover in Dubai where the boys visited the Burg Khalifa, the tallest man-made structure in the world.

“There were so many wonderful experiences. It was a trip full of adventures and special memories that will be sure to sustain the boys’ art practice into the future,” said Jean-Marc Rivalland, Senior School Art Teacher.