Art

Review: Art and Literature Festival Talk

To launch the Art and Literature Festival Mr Parnham’s talk entitled ‘The Call of the Wild Landscape’ introduced us to eminent and contemporary artists, many of whose captivating works were available to view at the accompanying Mount House Gallery exhibition ‘Interpreting the Landscape.’ The illustrated presentation began by discussing the esteemed British twentieth century painter […]

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Review: Art and Literature Festival Exhibition

As part of the Art and Literature Festival the Mount House Gallery opened its doors to a show called ‘Interpreting the Landscape’. Visitors viewed special works of art by seven artists dedicated to visualising their fascination with the landscape, together with many works kindly loaned by the Albert Irvin Estate, Belgrave St Ives, Advanced Graphics […]

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Drawing the Wild Landscape Workshop

Within the theme of ‘landscape’, I had the idea to present a workshop to help participants experience the benefits of being in nature whilst remaining in the art school. I proposed being guided through the outdoors in the mind’s eye while making marks on the paper without seeing, therefore without judging. Pupils and staff were […]

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12 Edward Twohig original prints acquired by the British Museum

The highly successful exhibition by Edward Twohig, our Head of Art, of his ‘Recent Prints from Wiltshire and Italy’ at the Mount House Gallery in Marlborough, has taken Edward’s relationship with the British Museum’s Prints & Drawings Department to an unprecedented place. Having been aware of Edward’s creativity and his involvement with the Royal Society […]

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Art and Literature Festival Launches this week

To celebrate how visual artists and writers respond to the ‘call of the wild landscape’, the Art and English Departments have created a vibrant programme of festival events, including talks, readings, an art workshop and writing competition, accompanied by our much anticipated ‘Interpreting the Landscape’ Mount House Gallery exhibition. Pupils and the wider College community […]

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Junior Art Scholarship Day

The recent Junior Art Scholarship day saw 17 pupils from 16 Prep Schools visit the College for a day’s drawing from observation in the Mount House Gallery. In preparation, each were asked to bring a folder containing five works they are most happy with and two recent workbooks containing drawings, photographs and recordings. No easy […]

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GCSE Art Trip to the Oxford

Sixty GCSE pupils and four Art staff set off for Oxford early on Tuesday 4th February in preparation towards the GCSE examination titles, specifically to record first-hand their findings through observational drawings, photographs and notation. Our destination was the Natural History Museum as well as study man-made artefacts from varied cultures contained within the adjoining […]

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Twohig’s originals selected by British Museum

Edward Twohig’s original prints selected for acquisition by the British Museum Original prints remain on display in the Mount House Gallery until 14th February We are delighted that the amazing collection of ‘Recent Prints from Wiltshire and Italy’ by Edward Twohig, our esteemed Head of Art, currently on display in the Mount House Gallery, has […]

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Art School Life – Pupils’ Film

There is a huge breadth of artistic activity that takes place within the Art School buildings throughout each day and week. To convey ‘Art Life at Marlborough College’ we were commissioned and encouraged by Mr Parnham to plan, record, and edit a short film. Over the duration of the Michaelmas and start of the Lent […]

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Recent prints from Wiltshire and Italy

The Mount House Gallery exhibition by Edward Twohig (Head of Art) – ‘Recent prints from Wiltshire and Italy’ – opens on Friday 31st January. Esther Lambert (SU U6) went along for a preview… Upholding Marlborough’s rich history of esteemed printmaker-teachers, such as Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956), Christopher Wyndham Hughes (1881-1961), Richard Shirley Smith (1935- ) and […]

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