Granville Barbershop (Term 3, 2018)
Granville Barbershop Term 3 focussed on four streams:
- The Groom Room: Graduates from the Term 2 program returned to further extend their barbering skills in a more advanced barbering program; and a new cohort of ‘beginner’ barbers joined the ranks;
- The Renaissance Scholars: Members of the Granville Boys High School Renaissance Scholars program undertook an immersive enrichment program that included excursions to museums, galleries and institutes of scientific research;
- Groom Room Screen Productions: Screen-based training and production for students to explore, experiment with and create screen and video works;
- User X: Students explored the rapid, DIY digital art content creation and storytelling through the platform of Instagram.
The Renaissance Scholars
The Renaissance Scholars covered a huge variety of topics over Term 3, including:
Week 1: Curator, John Murphy showed the group around the city, including St Mary’s Cathedral, Art Gallery of NSW and the State Library of NSW.
Week 2: Visited the astronomy team at Macquarie University to view their planetarium and telescopes plus see a fire dance from Samoan dancer Tito Schmidt. This week the group also worked with artist Keg De Souza to build domes at Artspace in Woolloomooloo from recycled materials.
Week 3: Combined trigonometry and astronomy to look at how the sun can be used to measure distances.
Week 4: Used VR and drawing to explore perspective with artists Josh Harle and Catherine O’donnell at Artspace.
Week 5: Professor David Ryugo and musician Tom Ellard presented their findings on hearing, the brain and memory at the Garvin Institute.
Groom Room Screen Productions & User X
Read more about the Screen Productions and User X here: https://ice.org.au/project/gbhs-userx/