Art

Printmaking in Perspective

On the afternoon of Tuesday 13th January 1920, the then Head of Art at Marlborough College, Christopher Hughes (1880-1961), met two artists emerging from the platform at Marlborough train station. Both had travelled down from London to deliver an evening ‘lantern slide lecture’ on ‘Printmaking from Rembrandt to Haden’ and spend the following day giving […]

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Film Society begins with ‘Illusion of Life’ Talk

The new Film Study Society was launched by Mr Parnham with his exhilarating talk, ‘Illusion of Life’ on Thursday 5th December. It could not have been opened in a better way, already on its first event it attracted a full audience who were thoroughly intrigued. Starting his talk in Altamira, Spain with prehistoric cave paintings, […]

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Art Exhibition Review: Kindred Vessels

A Review of “Kindred Vessels” by Elé Van Schoor and Siobhán Humston by Art Scholars, Jamie Walker (Su) and Max Baldock (C2) Elé Van Schoor and Siobhán Humston’s collaborative exhibition Kindred Vessels is a fascinating exhibition as the more one looks the more one sees. Although Elé’s and Siobhan’s work do not, for the most […]

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Christopher Hughes (CR 1920-45) Artwork Collection

Following on from my articles on the Marlborough Art beak and Head of Art, Christopher Hughes (CR 1920-1945) in June and October with help from Archives, the Art Department has begun a restoration programme. This will focus on the College Collection of Hughes’ own etchings and line drawings given to Marlborough by the artist and […]

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Art School Art Collection in College

The undertaking of cataloguing the extensive and important Art College Collection, running to over 150 works, many gifted to the College by artists who have exhibited in the Mount House Gallery, has just been completed. It was a mammoth and fascinating task. And further, the Art Department reconfigured this work and curated displays in the […]

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Prep School Teachers’ Creative Day

A busy, interactive programme of workshops and discussions were greatly enjoyed by 20 colleagues from 17 prep schools, who attended our third Art Teachers’ Creative Day in November. Amongst the uplifting exhibition of artworks within Art@theLodge, we embarked on the objectives for the day: to prepare pupils for Art Scholarship applications; impart creative practice; and […]

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Review: ‘Sea of Plastic’ by Tony Common

Ella Seton (DA Re) reviews the recent ‘Sea of Plastic’ exhibition by Tony Common, whose visit highlighted his aim of helping to save wildlife from waste. I was lucky enough to be present at the opening of Tony Common’s exhibition, named ‘Sea of Plastic’, which took place at the Mount House Gallery. As I entered […]

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Review: Talk by Don McCullin

We were honoured that highly acclaimed international photographer Sir Don McCullin kindly agreed to give an illustrated talk at Marlborough College recently. As an iconic war photographer, Don McCullin has witnessed many worldwide human tragedies. When entering zones of conflict or deprivation such as Vietnam, Syria, Berlin, London’s post war East End and the industrial […]

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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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