Art

Mural Restoration at Preshute Primary

Five of our Lower Sixth Artists are giving their time this term to restoring a mural at Preshute Primary school back to its former glory as part of the Outreach programme. A replica of Georges Seurat’s painting ‘Bathers at Asnières’ was adorning the playground at the primary school but had become weathered and worn by […]

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Prep School Art Experience Day

On Sunday 6th October, 19 pupils from 15 prep schools experienced a day in the Art School painting, cutting and making, in a way and with materials not used by these pupils before. This was the second such Sunday this school year when prep school pupils created work in the Art Department. Mr Parham’s group […]

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New Directions for Art

Each new school year brings fresh ideas, ambitions and approaches within pupil’s work. As I write our A level U6 artists and photographers have already made their creative stamp inside the Art Department studios and many GCSE artists are beginning to create work mirroring their ideas powerfully and fluently. What is wonderful to see is […]

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Artist-in-Residence: Siobhán Humston

On account of her success last school year, Siobhán Humston accepted the invitation to stay a further year as Artist-in-Residence at Marlborough College. Observing this artist’s creativity and curiosity within the Art School environment is as nurturing as it is inspirational for pupils and staff. Her working space in the Art School is a repository […]

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Art Donation by an OM

After reading a feature article about Christopher Hughes – the former Head of Art (1920-45) at Marlborough – on this website back in June, Henry Paul Street (B3 1956-61) contacted the Development Office over the summer and very generously sent two fine etchings to the College from Australia by this great and influential Art beak […]

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Art Foundation & Degree Applications

Following on from the Art Department’s success with eight Upper Sixth pupils gaining first choice places at leading Art College’s and Architectural Schools in the preceding school year, a talk equipped with helpful information packs was held by Mr Twohig and Mr Parnham on the evening of Thursday 19th September aimed specifically to prepare those […]

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Richard Shirley Smith Exhibition

The Mount House Gallery saw over one hundred visitors from College and local community attending our first exhibition opening in this new school year. It was a grand event for a grand and renowned painter and engraver. A celebratory atmosphere prevailed this opening of Richard Shirley Smith’s exhibition of paintings, drawings, collages and wood-engravings with […]

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Prep School Pupils Get Creative

On Sunday 15th September the Art Department hosted Year 8 pupils from 11 prep schools. The day centred around creating observational and expressive work inspired by the current exhibition on display in the Mount House Gallery. Pupils began with brainstorming ideas and information on the artist Richard Shirley Smith while getting to know, first hand, […]

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Visiting Bruno Gorlato: Printmaker & Painter

A display in Studio 1 within the Art School shows work and the inspirations of Italian artist Bruno Gorlato. Meeting a living hero is a rare event in anyone’s life. In August this year I first met this renowned printmaker whose work I had known and been intrigued by since my Art College years. Visiting […]

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C1 artwork by Julian Trevelyan

“Marlborough College” c.1960 by Julian Trevelyan, R.A., Hon. R.E. (1910-1988) Hanging silently and peacefully, indeed perfectly, in C1 House Library is a “home grown” work of art of distinction and beauty. In fact, the more one looks at this work the more it strikes the viewer. Go beyond the merely superficially naive style and look […]

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