In March, all EAL students had an excursion to the NGV, the National Gallery of Victoria and ate lunch at Kitchen Workshop in Crown Melbourne.
The NGV is one of the top tourist attraction in Melbourne. The NGV being the most visited gallery and oldest in Australia, since it was founded in 1861. The gallery hosts a wide range of international and local art exhibitions, program and events, from fashion, design, architecture, history and many more for the public to enjoy. Some free and others you have to pay.
From 15 December to 15 April, the NGV Triennial hosts a free exhibition, show casting and celebrating contemporary art and design practices.
Students first meet up at the college at 9.30am. Once all students were present, all trainers and students made their way to the gallery, arriving at 10.00AM. Students had free range to explore, the four floors of the NGV Triennial. They found the exhibition a breathtaking experience, reading artists statements and thinking to themselves how the artist created the art and how the art influences and inspires them. Students found the biggest highlight of the exhibition was Japanese artist Yayoi Kusma’s Flower Obsession and Oki Sato’s Manga chairs.
After looking around at the whole exhibition, trainers and student headed towards Kitchen Workshop at 11.45am.They took a tram down to Kitchen Workshop to eat lunch from 12.30PM to 2.30PM. Students and trainers all grabbed a plate and got to choose what they would like to eat, the kitchen Workshop being a buffet styled restaurant. Kitchen Workshop supplying a large array of food from roast vegetable and meat, pasta, soup, Asian cuisine, fruit and dessert and many more. With the unlimited choices of food, students and teachers eat to their full and enjoying all the delicious food.