Recent College News

Mount House Exhibition Open

Category: General, Art, Events

The next Mount House exhibition, "Strange but somehow beautiful" is of sculptures and textiles from the Adan people of South East Ghana which belong to journalist and enthusiast Mike Yates. His interest goes back to the 1970s and is part of decades of collecting, recording and writing... More »

Review: Art School Tour to Madrid

Category: Art, General, Trips

Aphra Mactaggart (IH L6) reviews the Upper School half-term Art Department trip to Madrid. After a quick, early morning flight, we wasted no time stepping out of our hotel to the Atocha Train Station. We were greeted by towering ferns and plants, unexpectedly, inside the building. Spanish... More »

Review: Art School Tour to Madrid

Category: Art, General, Trips

Aphra Mactaggart (IH L6) reviews the Upper School half-term Art Department trip to Madrid. After a quick, early morning flight, we wasted no time stepping out of our hotel to the Atocha Train Station. We were greeted by towering ferns and plants, unexpectedly, inside the building. Spanish... More »

EPQ Joint Art Exhibition

Category: Art, General, Academic

Two Lower Sixth pupils, Ami Jackson (MM L6) and Xanthe Nathan (MO L6), have been displaying their recent creativity and imagination within the Mount House Gallery, as part of their Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). This course allows pupils to undertake a personal research project through a... More »

Review: Art Scholars' Exhibition

Category: Art, General, Events

The Art Scholars’ show, this year titled ‘Never Mind The Sex Pistols Here’s The Art Scholars’, is always a valuable opportunity to view the work of some of our most talented artists. This year, the exhibition was curated by Artist in Residence, Archie Franks and Senior Art Scholar, Jemima Jones (NC... More »

OM Art Exhibition

Category: Art, General, Events

Drawing is an activity most of us where doing before we could speak and write so it is no surprise that this seemingly basic way of communicating is celebrated. The current exhibition at the Mount House shows the work of five Old Marlburians who have studied to MA level in Fine Art. Each one has... More »

Richard Smith exhibition

Category: Art, Academic, Community, General

U6 History of Art pupils recently attended a private viewing of an exhibition by Richard Shirley Smith, one of Britain’s most celebrated illustrators and painters. Richard is renowned for his skill as an engraver of traditional woodblock prints, and as a muralist, in addition to his works on... More »

Review: Archie Franks Exhibition

Category: Art, General, Events

During September, we were introduced to the work of our new Artist in Residence, Archie Franks, through his inaugural exhibition, ‘Nightmares and Dreamscapes’ within the Mount House Gallery.  Blood red and veiny blue styled lettering designed for the preview invitation card, suggested we might... More »

U6 London Galleries Trip

Category: Trips, General, Art

Ai Weiwei and William Kentridge are both politically active, international artists from the East and West, so it was fortunate that we were able to visit their highly regarded exhibitions in London, during the Upper Sixth trip in September.The Royal Academy’s galleries elegantly supported Ai... More »

New Art Exhibitions

Category: Art, Community, General

A selection of photographs by Fran Smith is currently being exhibited within Common Room. These strange colourful abstract shapes and forms are not seen from the Hubble telescope but are in fact still life tableaux taken under studio conditions using a variety of common place materials such as... More »

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