Published on: 30 March 2017

Twenty-one boys from Years 9 to 12 will be heading across to the Big Apple next week as part of our popular Art Tour. This 17-day tour will include New York City via Hong Kong where each student will get to experience the authentic, contemporary cultural vibe that each city has to offer.

The boys will commence the tour hitting the streets, subways and waterways of New York before engaging in a series of hands-on workshops at leading art, design and media institutions.

New York based photographer Natan Dvir will be running a street photography workshop for the boys in Times Square, and two old boys will be taking time out of their days to meet with the group to share their creative journeys – Adam Ridgeway, who is studying at the New Parsons School of Design before heading to Nike’s Head Office in Oregan for a summer job, and Richard Tunbridge who is the Group Creative Director at Publicis Worldwide, as well as an established author, screenwriter and designer.

“The breadth of hands-on workshops from graffing a wall in Bushwick, Brooklyn to life drawing in a secret studio in the lower east side will just be a taste of the sensational and unique experiences this tour will provide the boys. They should thoroughly enjoy and learn a lot from the creative opportunities”, says tour coordinator and Head of Art, Pam Yordanoff.

Other iconic stops include the Museum of Modern Art, DUMBO, the One World Observatory and the Highline, as well as a day trip up state to Dia: Beacon’s Minimalist Sculpture Gallery. The boys will also get to enjoy an ice hockey game at the Barclay Centre with a basketball game at Madison Square Garden. The pace of Hong Kong will round things off as part of the tour stopover.

The 2017 Art Tour is aimed at contributing to students’ understanding and awareness of global perspectives and enhancing their appreciation of varying cultures through a visual arts lens of drawing, photography, film making, painting and contemporary hybrid practice.