Trips and Expeditions
Residential trips for GCSE and Sixth Form students provide intensive and memorable experiences with an immersive art-based itinerary at their heart. Year 10 spend 4 days in St Ives, Cornwall during Easter and we alternate European, (most recently, Berlin) and New York trips for Upper School students.
Back in London boys regularly visit Tate Britain, Tate Modern, The Whitecube, Bermondsey, The Wallace Collection, Whitechapel, Frieze Art Fair and the Courtauld Institute. We also make frequent trips to work with artists, art historians and curators at Dulwich Picture Gallery. Talks, lectures and ‘In Conversations’ are embedded into our curriculum and wider learning: the atmosphere is very much ‘Art School’ rather than ‘School Art’.
"Art trips are not passive events or time spent aimlessly wandering through a gallery with an exhibition guide – they are fully immersive activities that reveal to us the possibilities of what we can create as we mature as artists." Josh Cotton, OA (Kingston University Foundation/Brighton BA(Hons)
"Going down into the depths of the Boros Collection bunker in Berlin, with its bloody and sordid history is an eerie experience to say the least. Bought by the Boros family for one euro, with their vision and unending commitment they converted this highly unorthodox and somewhat claustrophobic space into a gallery and home. This in many ways is the highlight of the trip encompassing history, contemporary culture and art. All married with ‘a behind the scenes’ glimpse into art dealing and collecting." Year 12 Student
"Every artist reference I have used and perhaps will ever use is in the MOMA New York. The freedom we had within the gallery spaces allowed to further explore areas which we hadn't even thought of. On top of this the street smells, the thick New York accent , the skyline and architecture, it was an overwhelming, exhausting, (I slept for 18 hours solid on my return) but it gave me an experience not like any I've had on most school trips." Year 13 Student