Art

Art Department – Review and Preview

A torrent of visual creation sums up this Michaelmas term at Marlborough. Embellished a bit more, “con brio” (liveliness and energy) and “con spirito” (with spirit), to borrow from musical analogy, springs immediately to mind. I am writing this on the evening of Sunday 10th December; there were 74 pupils in the Art School from […]

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Exhibition of Icelandic Paintings

Presently, within the New Craftsman Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall, Jonathan Parnham, Head of Visual Arts Promotion and Teacher of Art at Marlborough College, is exhibiting his latest collection of paintings. The show, titled ‘Light from the North: Visual Explorations of Iceland’ originated through Mr Parnham joining a College excursion to the extraordinary Nordic island, to […]

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Review: Talk by Peter Lavery

Marlburians and members of the College community were very lucky to hear one of Britain’s most eminent and skilled photographers, Peter Lavery, give a talk at the College about his inspiring career within the world of art and photography, including his most important personal project‘Circus Works’. Peter introduced the audience to his unique portfolio of […]

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An appreciation of Derek Hill (LI 1930-33)

Derek Hill, a former pupil at Marlborough College, went on to become Director of the British School in Rome before devoting his life to painting and art collecting. He was born on this day in 1916. Edward Twohig, our Head of Art, has written this short article in appreciation: Inspirations come and go, though artistic […]

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Review: Peter Lavery: Circus Works Exhibition

Widely known for his highly skilled narrative works and acclaimed advertising photography, Peter Lavery has also been photographing circus performers throughout Britain for the last 50 years. Shot largely on a historic plate camera, Peter has captured an impressive and unique collection of circus subjects, which has become the longest running social documentary project within […]

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Prep Schools’ Art Day

Louise Moelwyn-Hughes, The Master; Julia Hodgson, Director of Admissions; Edward Twohig, Head of Art and I welcomed 15 Heads and Teachers of Art to our second event involving varied workshops, talks and informative discussions. We began within the Master’s Lodge, amongst an elegant exhibition of artworks forming part of the College’s new initiative Art@theLodge, recently […]

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Remembering The Fallen

Inspired by the installation at the Tower of London, ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ by Paul Cummins, the Art department have undertaken a similar project to make over 1,400 simple ceramic poppies to represent and commemorate the soldiers who lost their lives during WW1. Each year, since November 2014, every pupil entering the school […]

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Artists visit Ashmolean Museum

Lower Sixth artists spent a day exploring the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, on Tuesday 6th November. 33 pupils created observational sketches (a number of pupils creating very assiduous and detailed observed work) from a range of paintings and sculptures spanning over five centuries, from Michelangelo in the High Renaissance, to Bacon and Freud, “two masters of […]

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Review: Walk and Talk

Upper Sixth Art Scholar, Nell Hargrove, looks back at the ‘Walk and Talk’ event in the Mount House Gallery by Edward Twohig, Head of Art.  On Monday evening, Mr Twohig took an eager audience on a ‘Walk & Talk’ around the Mount House Gallery. We were presented with an engaging story of art from 1918, […]

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Siobhán Humston: Creative Practice Talk

To introduce our Artist in Residence for 2018-19 to the College community, Canadian born Siobhán Humston presented a slideshow and discussed her practice as an interdisciplinary artist. Mostly involved with creating works from, and amongst, the natural world, Siobhán has undertaken a degree in Ireland, been chosen for residencies in New Zealand, USA, the Netherlands […]

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