Trips and Visits

Yorkshire 2014

The focus of this trip was largely photography with students exploring aspects of Documentary Photography. They took street photographs in Bradford as well as investigating the Yorkshire landscape and visiting the National Media Museum, Impressions Gallery, The Yorkshire Sculpture Park as well as David Hockney’s Salt Mill.

Barcelona 2013

A group of A2 students from across Art, Photography and Art History visited Barcelona in December 2013. The flight from Southend was incredibly hassle free and students were visiting galleries before lunch on the first day. They divided their time between visiting galleries, cultural sites like Parc Guell and taking some amazing photographs. The view from the Museum of Catalan Art was only just surpassed by that from the Sagrada Familia.

New York 2011

This was a joint trip with Sociology with 22 students from Fine Art, Photography and Art History taking part. The emphasis of the visit was divided between taking photos, visiting galleries and experiencing the culture.

We stayed on the Upper Eastside and each morning visited Central Park to photograph the sun rise. The weather was icy but this didn’t prevent the students from spending hours on the first day exploring the park taking images of the frozen lake and surrounding buildings.

We visited the new Museum of Modern Art and the International Centre for Photography. Many of the activities we joined up with the Sociology making a big party for the Cuban restaurant on the first night as well as visiting the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the Empire State Building together. Although we used public transport walking an important part of the experience taking in sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square and Grand Central Station.

The atmosphere within the group was incredibly enthusiastic and the feedback was universally positive with the only criticism being that there was not quite enough time for shopping.

Cornwall 2010

This was a very large trip involving over forty second and first year students. We set off around 5am to travel Roche Court Sculpture Park and Gallery and then on to the youth Hostel. Students spent the evening drawing figures within the Victorian architecture. They spent the next day at the Eden Project studying and photographing the plants. The final day was spent at St Ives where students divided their time between the Barbara Hepworth Foundation and the Tate Gallery.