17 Sep Nayland/NCG team triumphs at the annual Suter debate

Andre Castaing, Fynn Sawyer and Ruben Castaing representing Nayland at the Suter debate.

Andre Castaing, Fynn Sawyer and Ruben Castaing representing Nayland at the Suter debate.

Andre Castaing, Fynn Sawyer and Georgia Merry (NCG) successfully represented Nayland on Wednesday evening at the annual Suter art debate. The team presented a convincing case against the moot “that images should be granted the same privileges as free speech” to score a win over the Nelson College senior team. Their debate covered many unique angles on the topic including risks to the individual right to privacy and the appropriation of cultural imagery.

In the curtain-raiser debate, Nelson College for Girls junior defeated a combined team from Garin College, Nayland College and Nelson College, affirming the moot that “the purpose of contemporary art is to shock”.  The team successfully argued that modern artists such as Judy Chicago, Banksy and Miley Cyrus primarily intended to cause controversy with their works.

Thanks go to Ross Whitlock from the Suter Art Society for encouraging lively debate on the arts and Nelson College for hosting the event.

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