On Monday the 29th of July, Year 8 took part in a Visual Arts excursion to the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) and Luna Park Sydney. Students were encouraged to explore the different elements of contemporary art. By evaluating, describing and discussing different pieces in the Shaun Gladwell exhibition — such as the videography artwork Storm Sequence — they were able to conclude that art can take form in any shape, size or format.
Afterwards, teachers and students walked up to The Rocks to sketch terraces, using rough lines and fine detail. They then continued up to a look-out point over Circular Quay, where 360 ̊ panoramic drawings on cups were created by Year 8. Along their trip through the CBD, photos of the architecture, city scapes and harbour were taken to contribute to future art assignments and to expose the Year 8 art classes to photography.
Classes then took coaches across the harbour to Luna Park Sydney in Milsons Point. There students took photos of different carnival features, and visited Coney Island to spend the last hour of the trip on rides, slides and navigating through mirror mazes.