Renaissance Scholars, as part of the Granville Barbershop 2018 program, took 18 students from Granville Boys High School to visit major arts and science institutions on across Sydney throughout Term 3. The students listened intently whilst the symbolism of colonial architecture was explained; saw Michelangelo’s Pieta and viewed rare books; viewed stars, the sun and the moon through telescopes old and new and laughed in all the right places during witty lectures. They discussed educative spaces and in a creative frenzy built four dome structures; they wrestled with perspective drawing and explored VR.
This project is part of the Granville Barbershop program, which has been made possible by the generosity and support of Impact100 Sydney North, Dooley’s Lidcombe Catholic Club, Granville Boys High School, the NSW Government through Create NSW and the Department of Family and Community Services, Australia Council for the Arts, Crown Resorts Foundation and Packer Family Foundation and the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences.
Looking ahead beyond COVID-19 restrictions to live in-person gatherings, we are excited to return to hands-on weekly sessions in 2022.