Visible Poetry – The Complete Etchings by Samuel Palmer & Robin Tanner

Mount House Gallery, Friday 5th October to Sunday 11th November (not including half-term) The Mount House Gallery heaved with visitors to the Opening of Visible Poetry on Friday evening. College pupils and members of staff along with members of the Marlborough local community came to view the intense, iconic images that are icons in the […]

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Review: Mount House Gallery Exhibition

This September there was an amazing opportunity to see ‘Marlborough Mound and other Sites’ by artist Ray Ward, within the Mount House. The gallery contained some striking art, created by two completely contrasting techniques. The inspiration for this collection of works was based on the area where the artist lives, and little incidents which happen […]

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Review: Fashion and Media Careers Event

Susie Forbes, Principal of the Condé Nast College of Fashion and Design in London, gave a detailed talk to our year groups recently. Gaining extensive editorial experience within the vibrant world of fashion and media for over 25 years led Susie to take up her role as Principle of Condé Nast College in 2011. Pupils […]

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Creative Activity Day in Art for Prep Schools

Twenty pupils from seventeen Prep Schools attended a super packed day at Marlborough College on Sunday 30th September, creating extraordinary high quality drawings and paintings. Pupils began in the morning gathering thoughts creating a detailed mind-map on the theme of identity through place. They then moved to the Mount House Gallery to view Ray Ward’s […]

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‘PrintREbels’ Exhibition Tour

Director of Art Edward Twohig opened his touring ‘PrintREbels’ exhibition to a packed and fascinated audience at the Burton Art Gallery in Bideford over the Exeat weekend. Click here for further information regarding the opening, or to find out more about Marlborough College’s Head of Art – please click here.  

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Fellowship awarded to Head of Art 

The Royal Academy equivalent and world’s premier Society in the realm of original printmaking is the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE), in London. Since it’s foundation in 1880 eighty Fellows are admitted at any one time, each deemed outstanding, internationally, in the field of creating original prints. The process in selecting is rigorous and in […]

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Drawing is the Bones of Art

This Summer Term has seen all Remove GCSE artists prepare, plan and create a composition from a first-hand source that is both meaningful and the result of planning; all in preparation for the experience of the actual examination next year. The titles were based on last year’s GCSE examination titles. Each pupil created a carefully […]

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Review: ‘Full Circle Half Knowledge’

Review by Emily Symington (MM U6), Art Scholar In this exhibition, currently on display at the Mount House Gallery, cool porcelain is infused with an extraordinary energy and life to map one artist’s experience of Marlborough College. When walking around Julia Schuster’s ethereal collection of vessels, I could not help but reach out to touch the […]

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Exhibition: Full Circle Half Knowledge

Every year Marlborough College hosts an Artist-in-Residence at the prestigious campus set in the ancient landscape of Wiltshire. Full Circle Half Knowledge is the culmination of Julia Schuster’s residency at the college. The exhibition at Mount House Gallery brings together new work that aligns body, object and nature. Schuster’s primary medium is clay, which is […]

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Portrait of Marlborough’s 17th Master

The portrait of the 17th Master, Jonathan Leigh, was recently unveiled on Prize Day and is now on display in Norwood Hall. This painting faces pupils and the Chapel. This portrait was painted by the renowned painter and engraver, Richard Shirley Smith, who was a former Head of Art at Marlborough College from 1966 to […]

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OM 175/50: New Contemporaries Art Exhibition

This fascinating collection of art from eight Old Marlburians, ranged from modern ceramic works, to detailed patterning and Indian ink studies. Each young artist has presented their most investigative and unique work from both university and recent exhibitions. A diverse variety of techniques were on show; Chloe Campbell (MO 2005-10) created beautiful paper cut works […]

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Julia Schuster Solo Show: Full Circle Half Knowledge

Julia Schuster, Austrian inter-disciplinary ceramics artist and Royal College of Art Alumni, presents the solo exhibition Full Circle Half Knowledge.  Concluding her 2017-18 Artist Residency at Marlborough College, Julia examines life cycles, stages of learning, materiality and process through various media, ranging from ceramics to video and text-based work. The artist will show the influences which boarding school life and the surrounding Wiltshire […]

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Print REbels Exhibition and book launch

ON the evening of Tuesday 24th April at the Bankside Gallery next to Tate Modern in London, Marlburian Art Scholars and staff were amongst those who attended the opening of a landmark exhibition entitled “Print REbels: Haden, Palmer, Whistler and the Origins of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers” (known as RE). This exhibition celebrates the […]

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Art Scholars’ Exhibition

The theme of this year’s annual Art Scholars’ Exhibition was “175/50”; a reflection on the 175th anniversary of the opening of the College, as well as 50 years since girls first joined. The 21 members of the scholars’ group were asked to interpret the theme as they wish, with many focusing on personal insights and […]

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Careers Speed Dating

The Careers ‘Hundreds’ Speed Dating Event’, just 24 hours prior to us making our A Level choices, was a great chance to speak to a variety of people about their careers. With the exception of one man (who worked in cyber security) all the visitors were Old Marlburians, and were in jobs as diverse as […]

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Visual Arts Week

Our pupils and visitors were treated to an energetic and highly immersive creative week at Marlborough College, combining workshops, talks and a new exhibition ‘Extraordinary Sketchbooks’ involving invited visiting artists. To open our inaugural Visual Arts Week, highly regarded printmaker and author, Jane Stobart RE, inspired guests, students and staff with an in-depth, illustrated talk […]

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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 […]

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Exhibition: “Jazz” by Matisse

The Mount House Gallery from Friday 15th September – Sunday 1st October 2017 Opening: 7-9pm Friday 15th September Jazz is probably the most celebrated artists’ books in the history of 20th century Art. It is a folio of printed plates based on Matisse’s explorations of colour and shape, accompanied by his written musings.  It is a […]

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Summer Term at the Mount House

The Mount House Gallery hosted three exhibitions this Summer Term. One of the gallery walls was painted bright pink for ‘Marlborough Open Studios’ which showcases the work of over 50 artists and makers who will be exhibiting their work throughout the region this summer. This is a hugely popular event with hundreds of visitors to […]

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Timothy Betjeman at Marlborough

The final exhibition by Artist in Residence Timothy Betjeman will take place from Saturday 10th June through until Sunday 25th June. The preview evening takes place in the Mount House Gallery on Friday 9th June from 6-9pm. About Timothy Betjeman Born in New York City in 1982 and based in London since 2006, Betjeman studied […]

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Art Degree and Foundation Course Achievements

At the close of an exceptionally busy term within the Art School, this year we are able to celebrate the commendable successes by eight of our students, who have achieved highly regarded offers to study for an Art degree or Foundation course. Applying for Art based, Further Education courses is an increasingly challenging, detailed and […]

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