Once a year the college offers a short intensive study trip overseas that can also be taken as an elective against a drawing unit of study in the Diploma and Advanced programs. It is Vet Student Loan approved. It is available for students at all levels.
Venice Biennale tour 2017
May 22 – June 2 Latrobe College will be conducting its 5th student program to the Venice Biennale, the major international contemporary art show held once every two years in Venice, Italy. The tour will be hosted by Jane Cocks (Head of Art) and Honor Bradbeer (Head of Drawing). The trip is both a practical program, with the focus on completing a visual journal as well as an opportunity to explore contemporary art at the Biennale. Included are visits to major art museums including Punta Della, Dogana, Palazzo Grassi and the Guggenheim Museum. Daily drawing classes will be held and the program is accredited subject towards the Advanced Diploma of Visual Art and Diploma of Graphic Design. On return to Melbourne, students can display their work in an exhibition of the journals at the Latrobe College Gallery. All students and non-students are welcome to attend this program.
New York City tour 2018
May 21 – June 1, Th college will conduct its 7th student trip to New York City. In this subject, students, over 2 weeks, will explore galleries, museums, produce an art journal, attend classes and talks, work on practical projects, and explore New York. Included are visits to museums and galleries including: P.S.1 Contemporary Art Centre, Guggenheim Museum, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, The New Museum, Museum Of Modern Art, Whitney Museum Of Art, Chelsea/Soho Galleries, Storm King Art Center in upstate New York, Brooklyn Museum, The Drawing Centre, and Dumbo Art Festival. All materials and museum entries are included. On return to Melbourne, students can display their work in an exhibition of the journals at the Latrobe College Gallery. The program is accredited as a drawing subject within the Advanced Diploma of Visual Art and the Diploma of Graphic Design. Teachers Jane Cocks (Head of Art) and Michael Mark (Head of Painting).
New York Art Trip 2016
19 – 30 September 2016
One of the many new things on the itinerary this year will be a trip to Dia Beacon. The Dia Art Foundation opened its Beacon site in 2003 — in a 1929 brick Nabisco factory where cracker and cookie boxes had been printed — it is a must-see on the contemporary-art circuit. Dia Beacon is an 80-minute journey by train right along the banks of the Hudson River.
To be honest I love the journey as much as the art, both are spectacular. In the gallery we will see the most amazing collection of Agnes Martin paintings as well as all the big names of minimalist and post minimalist art. The special show on during our visit will be by Robert Irwin. After visiting the gallery students will have time to explore the small town of Beacon, which is advertised as the “hippest” small town in the Hudson Valley.
Theoretically that means the coffee should be drinkable! Jane Cocks tour leader.
SPEND TWO WEEKS FULLY IMMERSED IN THE NEW YORK ART WORLD, VISIT MUSEUMS GALLERIES AND ART EVENTS, ATTEND DRAWING AND PAINTING CLASSES, WORK ON PRACTICAL PROJECTS, EXPLORE NEW YORK, THEN RETURN TO MELBOURNE AND EXHIBIT YOUR WORK IN THE NEW YORK 2016 EXHIBITION AT LATROBE COLLEGE GALLERY.
THE TRIP IS ACCREDITED AS A DRAWING SUBJECT IN THE DIPLOMA OF VISUAL ART AND VET-FEE HELP IS AVAILABLE FOR ELIGIBLE STUDENTS.
ALL MATERIALS SUPPLIED VISIT MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES INCLUDING: P.S.1 CONTEMPORARY ART CENTRE, GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, THE NEW MUSEUM, MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, WHITNEY MUSEUM OF ART, CHELSEA/SOHO GALLERIES, STORM KING ART CENTER IN UPSTATE NEW YORK, BROOKLYN MUSEUM, THE DRAWING CENTRE, DUMBO ART FESTIVAL. ALL MUSEUM ENTRIES ARE INCLUDED.
DRAWING CLASSES AND PROJECTS INCLUDE: BROOKLYN BRIDGE, CENTRAL PARK, BRYANT PARK, STRAND BOOKSTORE, MET ROOFTOP AND STATEN ISLAND.
OPEN TO LATROBE STUDENTS AND THE PUBLIC. Limited to 16 PLACES.
Venice Biennale Trip 2015
21 September – 2 October 2015
Latrobe College of Art and Design will be conducting an art trip to the 56thVenice Biennale, the major international contemporary art show held once every two years in Venice, Italy, for students and interested people. The tour will be hosted by Jane Cocks (Head of Art) and Honor Bradbeer.
The trip is both a practical program, with the focus on completing a visual journal as well as an opportunity to explore contemporary art at the Biennale.
Included are visits to major art museums including Punta Della, Dogana, Palazzo Grassi and The Guggenheim Museum.
We hold daily drawing projects and classes and the trip is accredited as a subject within the Diploma of Visual Art. VET FEE-HELP is available to eligible students. All students and non-students are welcome to attend this program.
“There is something so different in Venice from any other place in the world that you leave at once all accustomed habits and everyday sights to enter an enchanted garden” (Mary Shelley)
New York Art Trip 2014
22 September – 3 October 2014
Latrobe College of Art and Design will be conducting an art trip to the galleries and museums of New York City for students and interested people.The tour will be hosted by Jane Cocks (Head of Art) and Michael Mark.
- The trip will run in New York from the morning of Monday the 22th of September until the evening of Friday the 3th of October
- The trip is both a practical program, with the focus on completing a visual journal as well as an opportunity to explore contemporary art in New York
- Included are visits to major art museums, commercial galleries and alternative art spaces
- We hold daily drawing projects and classes and the trip is accredited as a subject within the Diploma of Visual Art.
- VET-FEE-HELP is available to eligible students.
Venice Biennale Trip 2013
23 September – 4 October
Spend two weeks at the 55th Venice Biennale, the major international contemporary art show held once every two years in Venice, Italy. Visit museums and galleries, produce an art journal, attend classes, work on practical projects, explore Venice and outlying islands then return to Melbourne and participate in an exhibition at Latrobe College Gallery. The trip is accredited as a drawing subject in the Diploma of Visual Art.
The title for the 55th International Art Exhibition is: The Encyclopedic Palace. The exhibition will place at its heart “a reflection on the ways in which images have been used to organize knowledge and shape our experience of the world”. To attempt “an inquiry in the realms of the imaginary and the functions of imagination”.
Visit museums and galleries including:
- The 55th venice biennale
- The accademia
- Punta della dogana
- Palazzo grassi
- The guggenheim museum
Drawing classes and projects include visits to:
- The rialto market
- The lagoon islands
- The campanile
- Art materials included
- Exhibition at college gallery
- All biennale and museum entries included
- Small Group (limited to 16 places)
- Accompanied by 2 full time tutors from Latrobe College: Jane Cocks and Honor Bradbeer
- Students will need to organise and pay for their own travel arrangements to and from Venice as well as accommodation, which we are happy to help with
- We recommend staying near to The Biennale
- We meet every morning at the entrance gates to the Arsenale in the Castello district
- The gates are marked on most tourist guides (in pictures you will see them guarded by four lions)
- This is a quiet residential area, with surprisingly few tourists
- There are many reasonably priced apartments to rent in this area