On Wednesday 17 October Year 9 art students visited the Ancient City, known as Muang Boran, in Samut Prakan. The purpose of the trip was to collect visual information for their current thematic unit ‘Mindscape’ during which they investigate the Surrealist art movement. Students drew and photographed a variety of architectural and natural sights, including the Kuan Yin dragon statue and fountains. They also recorded observations at the temple of the Footprint of the Lord Buddha, a version of the temple in Saraburi. The students will go on to use their visual research to inform strange, dream-like images that they will create over the course of the term. In total we took over 160 students and without exception their attitude and application to the tasks was exemplary.