Marlborough at Sotheby’s

Held on Tuesday 12th December, the Sotheby’s Marlborough Art Exhibition and Private View was an outstanding success.

220 Marlburian guests raised £30,000 to support Marlborough based SpringBoard/RNCF Bursaries in two hours – what an achievement and heartfelt thanks to them all! The evening went with pizazz and all the sparkle of this festive season. Soho House canapés accompanied by champagne and “Soho Mules” kept the spirits and noise levels lively.

Broadcaster Kirsty Young was our host for the evening where legendary former Director of Art, Robin Child, was celebrated. Four of his former pupils, Emily Faccini (LI 1983-85), Susannah Fiennes (LI 1976-78), Rose Shorrock (MO 1990-92) and Silvy Weatherall (TU 1984-86), chosen to celebrate the 50th anniversary of girls at Marlborough, exhibited their extraordinary diverse work. Many of the OM guests reminisced about Robin’s inspiration.

The event provided a perfect setting for “The Marlborough Art Collection” to be founded by Roman Trotsenko, a current parent, who presented the Master, Jonathan Leigh, with a Joan Miró drawing in its original frame. This is the start of a moving exhibition around the Houses. It is hoped others may be similarly inspired to donate works by known artists and also current Marlburians may give a significant piece of their art work when they leave the College. This way a true Collection may form providing future inspiration for The Arts at the College.

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