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29/04/22

Nine boys from our Harris Experience programme see behind the scenes at Christie’s Auction House and present their plan for an art gallery called 'Human Creativity'. Great work boys! Full story at https://t.co/zahY8Dfstp https://t.co/H71cQrB3Ic

25/04/22

"The trip to Coventry University gave us a real-life experience on how uni life is. There was a lot to offer, and they have a lot of facilities." Mohiuddin, Year 12. Read about our sixth form tour of with at https://t.co/juaeMclxkt https://t.co/6uSqDFPNWF

13/04/22

Thank you Elizabeth Oladunni of for visiting our school recently and inspiring Year 10 to consider careers in law. They were inspired by her personal journey and we wish Elizabeth continued success in her legal career! https://t.co/Tz5u9orJkT https://t.co/nWG2SNgHUX

12/04/22

“If you have met one person with autism, you have met one person with autism. We are not all the same and do not have the same traits.” Read about our events for https://t.co/BZm3R9y97q https://t.co/gD2msaV2mG

23/03/22

Performing Arts at HBAED presents The Wiz, Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th March 2022, 6.30pm (doors 6.15pm). £6 adults, £3 children (£15 two adults, two children). Tickets available from the Performing Arts Team. Don't miss out! https://t.co/nR0N5k6m1W

16/03/22

Students had a tour around the Houses of Parliament earlier this week to learn about the importance of democracy and the role of parliament. The trip made links with the Year 8 history curriculum which this term has focused on women's suffrage. https://t.co/OKWomdHHW5 https://t.co/g9RFX0jEr9

15/03/22

Performing Arts at HBAED presents The Wiz, Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th March 2022, 6.30pm (doors 6.15pm). £6 adults, £3 children (£15 two adults, two children). Tickets available from the Performing Arts Team. https://t.co/Om4WdyWdjR

03/03/22

Retweetd From Southwark Tigers

Our 5th and penultimate festival of the season today. Cant wait to welcome. Might get muddy!! https://t.co/RY1ODF0GVl

08/02/22

Read what boys wrote about their recent visit to Ironmongers' Hall, where they learned about its , , people and . "An exceptional, exclusive, exciting experience," Syria, Year 9. Read more at https://t.co/cVDnNM2yCx https://t.co/4X4CI91qGO

07/02/22

“I loved how the actors reeled me in. Even our teachers went on stage to play darts," Nihar, Year 8. Read more students review of a brilliant performance of Romeo & Juliet directed by . More reviews at https://t.co/v7dUams0ao https://t.co/jtdmf29TJ0

03/02/22

A nice email to end Thurs🙂 . "I wanted to send an email to commend how well your students behaved on the trip to see Romeo and Juliet at Southwark Playhouse. They were a credit. They sat silently throughout the performance and always were engaged with the show." Very proud!

03/02/22

Retweetd From Harris EdTech

Wonderful demo by on data-driven approaches to teaching https://t.co/JT58UbMjfb

03/02/22

Staff and students at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich would like to pass on their profound thanks to for such an informative and valuable session with holocaust survivor Eva Clarke to mark https://t.co/s7O8cygWxP

27/01/22

Ben's 'Fantasy Wings' - diary of an aspiring pilot. Ben, Year 9, is one of our aspiring pilots who we sent off to join the Fantasy Wings programme - eight Saturday workshops to find out more about careers in the aviation industry. Read his diary here https://t.co/x9KdABzKGZ https://t.co/IZGWEyK7rJ

26/01/22

Year 10 were really inspired by their time with Oxford today and look forward to finding out more about life at an Oxbridge college. A big thank you to . https://t.co/MopG8gqXkp

26/01/22

Our Year 10 boys loved their time with today. Thank you! https://t.co/e4gqXZKGVO

26/01/22

Our coach from was pleased to see 23 boys attend his session last week, with many boys going on to play with the Tigers at the weekend. Find out more about our clubs including , and at https://t.co/X3Hagqr669 https://t.co/Gxuo5X1dif

26/01/22

Retweetd From Superintendent Dan Ivey

Great to have such a positive relationship with our schools across & and in this case, with https://t.co/TpjZ3NJPLz

26/01/22

Every student at Harris Dulwich Boys has now attended a session run by The Nest. Located on Rye Lane in , The Nest from offers confidential counselling and support. Find out more at https://t.co/Iio9g8wQ80 https://t.co/7fjYPtgRRz

14/12/21

Shammah-Michael, Year 9, has won our competition for his 'Gear 4', a cracking work of strong narrative pace and purpose, making good use of his knowledge of classic titles. Great work! Read Gear 4 at https://t.co/5ZVCybwVec https://t.co/oi7jrG4JAr

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Posted on June 14th 2021

Christie's Auction House Experience for Year 9

Some of our Most Able students attended Christies’ Virtual Art Seminar recently, where they had to design an art gallery and decide which works of art to present in it, and explain their choices to students from other Harris academies.

This was a 'behind the scenes' event with Christie’s Education, the education department of Christie’s Auction House, one of the most prestigious auction houses in the country. Students have already had an event with Christie’s this year, as part of an ongoing partnership which will culminate in students producing their own artwork. 

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As a group they designed their own gallery; options ranged from a ‘loft’ canvas to a ‘contemporary’ one and they had to place their chosen pieces of art work within the gallery walls.

They then had to skilfully craft a story behind each piece of art work and explain what the meaning behind each painting was and why they had positioned it in that specific part of the gallery. Our boys came up the theme of ‘man vs nature’ where the paintings reflected the effect mankind has had on the beauty of nature and it purity.

The ‘Treacherous Waters’ was juxtaposed with the ‘Hunt Of The Forest’, for example, as it was meant to make viewers feel intimidated as soon as they stepped into the gallery through the power of nature, which was viciously trying to fight the ramifications of human contact in the natural world.

A portrait of someone’s ‘Inner Demons’ was placed next to Andy Warhol’s famous painting of Marilyn Monroe to highlight the mask she hid behind and the way she felt inside suffering from depression and addiction.

Finally, the painting of the ‘Fish’ on the floor embodied nature trying to escape mankind’s cruelty which was ultimately meant to make the viewers question what they were doing to help protect the environment and save our planet.

To further their journey, students heard from key members of the Christie’s London team on the world of art auctioneering. Students learnt about the history of the practice, and how Christie’s have long cultivated their reputation in the industry. They will also got to learn about how high-profile art is evolving in line with technology like artificial intelligence and digital assets.

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All the boys worked incredibly hard on their galleries and really worked as a team to get their message across to the viewers. In particular I was impressed with their level of creativity and thoughtfulness when it came to justifying why they chose to place each piece of art in a specific place in the gallery. A phenomenal experience for them -  well done gents!

Miss Lukic


What students said...

“This seminar was very enlightening, it really made me appreciate art more and actually the story behind it. Specifically, The Wave by Hokusai.” Marlo, 9B1

“Having to think about the meaning behind each of the pieces of art was life changing as it made us question just how powerful mankind was and vulnerable nature was in our hands. Having to create links between seemingly polar opposites was good for my imagination.” Samuel, 9O1

“It was immersive, I loved the fact that I could interact with others more and we all worked as a team to create our gallery from scratch and then work through which paintings we liked. Gave me a feel of what it was like to be a creator.” Yvan, 9B2