Art

Art Foundation & Degree Course Successes

One of the highlights during our busy Lent term is celebrating the many achievements by our Upper Sixth Art pupils, whose hard work has been rewarded by gaining commendable Art degree and Foundation course offers. In the Art School, our pupils are provided with mock interviews, personal statement and portfolio preparation tutorials. Workshops concentrating on […]

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Art Scholars’ Exhibition ‘Identity’

On Friday 8th March, the 2019 scholars’ exhibition was opened by Miss Baker, Head of Art at Ludgrove School and former art teacher to two of our scholars, Edward Bentley and Rapha de Segunda. Tasked by Artist in Residence Siobhan Humston and Head of Art Mr Twohig to make a piece of art within the […]

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Visit to Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize

We travelled to Drawing Projects UK in Trowbridge, where the new centre is currently hosting 69 artworks selected for the prestigious national competition. We were met by Professor Anita Taylor, artist and also its Director, who introduced us to the touring exhibition, project spaces and training room, workspaces for artists and Studio Café. The exhibition […]

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Ceramics for Charity

Every year Lower Sixth and Upper Sixth pupils can opt to participate in Ceramics for charity. This is a specialist activity where pupils learn to throw pots on the potter’s wheel. The pottery is sold either to staff members in the Common Room or to parents at the end of term. The money raised goes […]

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Junior Art Scholarship Day

Art scholarship candidates from 17 Prep Schools visited Marlborough College on Thursday 28th February. For their scholarship task these 22 Year 8 pupils drew on A1 sized paper, aspects of the interior inside the dining room, drawing room or hallway in the Master’s Lodge – no mean feat! And, while doing so, each were asked […]

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Launch of Art@the Lodge

Visual Arts Week concluded on the evening of Friday 8th February with a spellbinding gallery display in the Master’s Lodge. Our Master’s residence has gorgeous Regency-style space and on her walls are paintings, prints, sketches and etchings. The Master asked Mr Twohig to challenge her with Art and this he did…  His collection ranges from […]

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Port Regis Prep School Art Visit

Focus, during the afternoon, for 13 year 7 and 8 pupils from Port Regis Prep School in Dorset, was to view our present Mount House Gallery ‘Artists’ Sketchbooks’ group show and participate in a creative workshop. Our visiting young artists responded extremely well to my introduction to the concept of the exhibition and the works […]

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Review: Azerbaijan Paintings

Most of us have had the pleasure of seeing our Head of Art’s Rembrandt infused etchings of the Wiltshire trees that dot around our local landscape. Few of us might have even risen early enough to spot Mr Twohig working away at his etching plates in the Art School before breakfast. But I am sure […]

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Artists’ Sketchbooks Exhibition Discussions

Many Art classes received insightful discourses on the importance of sketchbooks within the creative process as part of the lively programme of events for Visual Arts Week 2019.  At the Mount House Gallery, which is currently hosting the superb Artists’ Sketchbooks show, one of the eight exhibiting artists, Marlborough College Art teacher, Mr Duplock, discussed his love for working on location in the […]

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Review: Katyuli Lloyd

Marlburians received the opportunity to join a very informative talk given by illustrator Katyuli Lloyd (MO 1998-03) during Visual Arts Week, on illustrating Virginia Woolf’s novel ‘Flush’ and Katyuli’s other recent and successful projects. Katyuli told us that when studying at Cambridge for an Illustration M.A., students were encouraged to ‘work on finding your style […]

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