A Window on Italy

Found in: Senior School

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In April 2019, a group of 17 students from Year 10, 11, and 12 will be heading to Italy on a Visual Art Tour. In the lead-up to their overseas trip, the students recently attended an excursion to the Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA) and Saint Mary’s Cathedral.

The day began with a guided tour of the exhibition ‘A Window on Italy’, which featured a selection of famous Italian artworks from the Corsini collection. Here the students were able to see Renaissance and Baroque artworks first hand, with work from Italian masters including Botticelli, Raphael, Tintoretto and Caravaggio.

Following the visit to AGWA, the students enjoyed an architectural drawing workshop where they sketched the beautiful Saint Mary’s Cathedral. This was a great activity in preparation for one of their workshops in Italy where they will have the opportunity to draw the Leaning Tower of Pisa!

The excursion was an exciting taster for the bigger and better things to come when we travel to Italy and provided a great opportunity for the students to spend time together as a group prior to embarking on the tour.


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