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Resident Tourist by Timothy Betjeman

Category: Art, Community, General

Timothy Betjeman started the new term in the Mount House as Artist in Residence with a versatile and accomplished exhibition. The diversity of Betjeman’s work is immediately impressive. He might be working directly from the landscape, kitchen sink studies in his studio or building montages on glass... More »

Art in Common Room

Category: Art

This term, exhibitions in Common Room and The Heywood Block show the work of two young Wiltshire artists.  Both work in monochrome and interestingly, neither of them went to art school. David Robinson, intrigued and frustrated by his daily commute from Swindon to Oxford, took to drawing his... More »

Artist in Residence Exhibition

Category: Art, General, Events

‘Resident Tourist’ an exhibition by new Artist in Residence Timothy Betjeman opens Friday 16th September.The preview evening takes place in the Mount House Gallery from 7pm.About Timothy BetjemanBorn in New York City in 1982 and based in London since 2006, Betjeman studied Visual Art and Philosophy... More »

Art History Book

Category: General, Art, Academic

A new art history book published in Germany this month contains a chapter by Marlborough's Head of History of Art, Dr Simon McKeown. The book, Emblematik im Ostseeraum/Emblematics Around the Baltic has been compiled by a team of international scholars and Dr McKeown's contribution concerns Swedish... More »

Review: Remove Trip to London Galleries

Category: Art

Alongside the stone staircase at the Royal Academy of Arts, as part of this year’s Summer Exhibition, seven imposing c-type prints by Jane and Louise Wilson led us expectantly into the main galleries. The rich collection of over 1,200 artworks displayed, ensured that we remained fully engaged with... More »

Sixth Form Visit to London Galleries

Category: Art, Trips, General

Our first exhibition visit took us to Tate Modern, passing the nearly complete, pyramidal  Herzog & deMeuron extension. Inside the established galleries, a very comprehensive collection of works by Mona Hatoum, spanning 35 years, proved highly absorbing for our Sixth Form students. After... More »

Review: Summer Term Art Exhibitions

Category: Art, General, Community

'Strange But Somehow Beautiful' is the title of an essay by writer Mike Yates, about his stunning collection of Adan art from Ghana. The corresponding show, which opened in April at the Mount House Gallery, included over 200 wooden figures, two large beautiful woven fabrics and metal ceremonial... More »

Mount House Exhibition

Category: Art, Events, General

A preview evening will take place in the Mount House Gallery this Friday featuring an exhibition curated by Artist in Residence Archie Franks.This year Archie has put together a show not just featuring his own work, but also that of the pupils he has worked with. The preview evening takes place on... More »

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 »

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