Art School Staff Exhibition

Every pupil during their time at Marlborough should get the opportunity to see the personal art work of art teaching staff and this year we were treated to an exhibition showing great diversity and skill. 

All academic staff need to keep abreast of the changing movements within their discipline and for Art tutors, along with being aware of current exhibitions and trends, the continuation of their art practice is essential.

At the opening held within the Mount House, people were staggered by the detail and attention that Sarah Cross gives to her textile works. Two vivid figurative paintings by Jon Duplock contrasted starkly with Vincent Stokes’s apparently quieter collages, yet it was the difference which helped show the strength of the other. Jonathan Parnham showed his distinctly Cornish expressive and vibrant ‘plein air’ paintings. Ian Wilkins’s glorious ‘The Modern Wonder Book’ is an artist book full of juxtaposing imagery, which recalled looking at a medieval manuscript. The wall pieces of ceramicist Rachel Tolputt Bruce are highly complex works that can be admired as easily close up as from across the room. The attractive pottery of Elé Van Schoor showed her technical skill, which is such a bonus to the thriving Art School environment.

Thank you to all who have helped with another exciting half of a term exhibitions in the Mount House alongside displays in the Heywood and Senior Common Room.

Ray Ward
Coordinator of Visual Arts

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