Soaking up art in Auckland

24 Jul 2017

Three Year 13 Art History students joined six Rangi Ruru girls for a flying visit to Auckland on Friday 30 June. The aim was to immerse themselves in The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate, Auckland Art Gallery’s major exhibition for 2017. The exhibition features more than 100 artworks from Tate, London, telling the story of the nude and tracing artists’ preoccupation with the human body. The students were given a guided tour of the exhibition, then spent time exploring the rest of the gallery.

Art History teacher Robin Peers says, “The visit was an important part of our Art History Scholarship preparation process. It was a fantastic opportunity to see art based on the theme of the human body from the 1830s through to contemporary work. It encompassed painting, photography, print making, sculpture and was all focused around Rodin’s sculpture The Kiss.’’

The visit to the gallery was followed by a guided tour of the Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland and a look around the Gow Langsford Gallery, which featured the work of Australian artist Lisa Roet.