Recent College News

Art Scholars' Exhibition

Category: Art, General, Events

Every year art scholars put on a show that is unexpected and original, work never seen before and not made for examination merely for the joy and satisfaction of making. Under the direction of artist in residence Archie Franks, it is a chance for students to experiment in a very personal and... 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 »

Nightmares and Dreamscapes

Category: Art

You are warmly invited to the Private View for Archie Franks’ first exhibition at the Mount House gallery on Friday 18th September from 7pm until9 pm.  Archie studied at City & Guilds of London Art School in 2009, where he obtained a 1st Class degree and following this, at the Royal... More »

Review: Mount House Exhibition

Category: Art

Radiohaze, by Grace Thomson             Mount House Gallery, 2nd–16th June 2015We've all heard about the perils of the second novel, too often considered not as good as the first. This may be down to the reader but it is the author who... More »

London Galleries 2015

Category: Art

We arrived in the heart of the capital and walked a short distance to Trafalgar Square, which was heavily populated with ‘levitating’ street performers outside The National Gallery.The BP Portrait Award, within the National Portrait Gallery, provided our first opportunity to sketch. Students took... More »

Artist in Residence 2015/16

Category: Art

An introduction to our Artist-in-Residence 2015/16 Archie Franks is a painter, who studied at the Royal Academy Schools (2009-12). Archie was recently awarded a one year residency at The British School At Rome (2013-14) and has also been selected (along with two other artists) for the prestigious... More »

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