Art

OM to return as Artist-in-Residence

We welcome Katyuli Lloyd (MO 1998-03) back to her old school from September as Artist-in-Residence. Katyuli is no stranger to the Art School having participated in our Visual Arts Festival in 2019. And, before the lock-down she joined a number of Art classes and activities over several days. Katyuli delights in the world around her. […]

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A Review of the Summer Term in Art

We come to the close of a term that has been like no other in the history of education. I have put off composing our Summer Term Art Review until now mainly because there is so much to distil let alone reflect on. Above all, it’s thrilling to state creativity flourishes. Our GCSE and Upper […]

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Photographic Excellence Inspired by Isolation

As our Lower Sixth A level Photographers transferred to remote learning during March, the challenge to develop and record a personal interpretation for the theme of ‘Art in Isolation’ was aptly set. Over the Easter break and the Summer Term, our pupils responded with flair, each creating an in-depth, experimental, reflective and thought-provoking project. We […]

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Print Prizes Awarded to Sixth Form Artists

I announce with pleasure that Kai Jackson (C3 L6), Alice Moore (EL U6), Holly Smith (EL U6) and Anna Tchen (NC U6) have each received a limited edition etching by Cornwall based artist, Jason Lilley. Each prize has been presented to our four pupils for their creative risk taking and investigative approach when working within […]

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Drawings in Paper & Clay

Siobhán Humston’s creativity, its ‘con brio’ fluidity, select meticulous detail and lyric colour, is a visual diary or more collectively, a visual keyboard. They are the sustained results of total ongoing absorption and emersion in and from nature. What makes this interdisciplinary artist, I believe, stand away from the crowd, is she goes much further […]

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Beethoven in Lockdown

This virtual booklet is anything but a booklet! Over the past six weeks, since its launch on Prize Day, I have found myself dipping into this ‘medley of reflections’ time and time again, gaining insights and knowledge from the rich, varied and topical articles written by pupils and staff across this community. I feel, I’m […]

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Prize Day Art Gallery

This slide show presentation of our pupils very recent sustained work, much created and in response to the lock-down, accompanied by the contemplative lyrical music ‘Night in that Land’ ‘played by Marlborough College Symphony Orchestra, is both a visual feast and a visual testament to the current moment in time we find ourselves in. Engagement […]

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Nature, Landscape & the Environment

Under the extraordinary circumstances this last couple of months, the Art Scholars have finished their works under the designated theme Nature, Landscape & the Environment. A wide variety of mediums were used and even within that theme, the subject matter is quite varied. What breathes forth is a great sensitivity toward their natural surroundings and […]

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Summer Term – Art Highlights

A consistent and engaging flow of creative work from pupils has been sent each day to the five full-time teaching members of the Art Department since the beginning of lockdown. What is truly remarkable is the energy and the will to make and create amongst our pupil artists and photographers which has not diminished in […]

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Mount House: Windows to the World

Finding joy in lockdown is very precious, experiencing moments which lift the spirits, make you smile and feel grateful for your surroundings. Marlborough College interdisciplinary Artist in Residence Siobhán Humston has created a connection with all those who pass by the Mount House Gallery windows. Her stunning photographic displays adhered to each pane of glass […]

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