Review: Art Scholars’ Exhibition

The Art Scholars’ show, this year titled ‘Never Mind The Sex Pistols Here’s The Art Scholars’, is always a valuable opportunity to view the work of some of our most talented artists.  This year, the exhibition was curated by Artist in Residence, Archie Franks and Senior Art Scholar, Jemima Jones (NC U6). Although not always an easy […]

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OM Art Exhibition

Drawing is an activity most of us where doing before we could speak and write so it is no surprise that this seemingly basic way of communicating is celebrated.  The current exhibition at the Mount House shows the work of five Old Marlburians who have studied to MA level in Fine Art. Each one has […]

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Richard Smith exhibition

U6 History of Art pupils recently attended a private viewing of an exhibition by Richard Shirley Smith, one of Britain’s most celebrated illustrators and painters.  Richard is renowned for his skill as an engraver of traditional woodblock prints, and as a muralist, in addition to his works on canvas. The exhibition was held at the […]

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Review: Archie Franks Exhibition

During September, we were introduced to the work of our new Artist in Residence, Archie Franks, through his inaugural exhibition, ‘Nightmares and Dreamscapes’ within the Mount House Gallery.   Blood red and veiny blue styled lettering designed for the preview invitation card, suggested we might be entering a B movie show. For the opening evening, coloured […]

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U6 London Galleries Trip

Ai Weiwei and William Kentridge are both politically active, international artists from the East and West, so it was fortunate that we were able to visit their highly regarded exhibitions in London, during the Upper Sixth trip in September. The Royal Academy’s galleries elegantly supported Ai Weiwei’s perceptive and provocative art works. Due to his […]

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New Art Exhibitions

A selection of photographs by Fran Smith is currently being exhibited within Common Room.  These strange colourful abstract shapes and forms are not seen from the Hubble telescope but are in fact still life tableaux taken under studio conditions using a variety of common place materials such as plasticine and water. It’s also surprising to […]

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Nightmares and Dreamscapes

You are warmly invited to the Private View for Archie Franks’ first exhibition at the Mount House gallery on Friday 18th September from 7pm until9 pm.    Archie studied at City & Guilds of London Art School in 2009, where he obtained a 1st Class degree and following this, at the Royal Academy Schools, graduating […]

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Review: Mount House Exhibition

Radiohaze, by Grace Thomson Mount House Gallery, 2nd–16th June 2015 We’ve all heard about the perils of the second novel, too often considered not as good as the first. This may be down to the reader but it is the author who is left with the problem of where to go next. Similarly, each year […]

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London Galleries 2015

We arrived in the heart of the capital and walked a short distance to Trafalgar Square, which was heavily populated with ‘levitating’ street performers outside The National Gallery. The BP Portrait Award, within the National Portrait Gallery, provided our first opportunity to sketch. Students took time to engage with the selection of fifty-five of the […]

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Artist in Residence 2015/16

An introduction to our Artist-in-Residence 2015/16 Archie Franks is a painter, who studied at the Royal Academy Schools (2009-12).  Archie was recently awarded a one year residency at The British School At Rome (2013-14) and has also been selected (along with two other artists) for the prestigious Jerwood Painting Fellowship for this year. He will be […]

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Artist-in-Residence Exhibition

Grace Thompson, 2014/15 Artist-in-Residence, will be holding an end of residency exhibition in The Mount House Gallery. The exhibition, Radiohaze, opens on Tuesday 2nd June and will run through until Tuesday 16th June, from 2pm until 5pm each day. A private viewing will take place on Saturday 6th June at 7pm. Click here to find out more […]

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U6 IB Visual Arts Exhibition

A multi-disciplinary show has been curated collaboratively by our Visual Arts students at the close of the Lent Term.   Within the Mount House gallery, Katie Brooks (MO), Kal Ousseimi (CO) and Rosie Shaw (MO) displayed their independent projects, which communicated in-depth research into their own selected subject matter and international, social and political issues. Themes ranged from visual analysis into […]

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Art and Architecture successes!

Currently, five of our current Upper Sixth Artists, and one recent OM, have achieved commendable success in gaining offers to study on highly respected Art Foundation and Architecture degree courses. This is the result of excellent commitment towards creating and carefully selecting work for a portfolio application, consisting of studies, drawings, final resolutions and sketchbooks. […]

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Art Scholars’ Exhibition 2015

The Art Scholars’ show provided an excellent opportunity for each young artist to present their work.  As a group we spent an afternoon talking about the curation of the exhibition; where to place which piece, for maximum impact and meaning. I think projects like this involving students collaboratively selecting and displaying their work in a […]

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Art Scholars’ Exhibition

This year’s Art Scholars’ Exhibition opens on Friday 30th January, 7pm–9pm. As part of the College’s WW1 Commemoration, this exhibition will include a section of paintings marking this event. In addition each scholar will be showing work generated from the weekly Scholars’ workshops, as well as some examples from their Coursework folios. The exhibition runs […]

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Anarchy & Beauty: William Morris and his legacy

On Sunday 11th January a party from the College visited the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.   As a pupil at Marlborough, William Morris (Aa 1848-51) learned to love architecture and the beauty of the countryside. The rebellion at the College 1851 taught him a certain amount about social change, and in later life he […]

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Online Art Auction Bursary Success

Marlborough College and the Young Marlburian Foundation (YMF) partnered with Paddle8, to auction donated paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and printmaking.  Original works of art, created by many successful OM artists and present Marlborough College students, were sold in December, to provide funds for an invaluable Sixth Form bursary initiated by the Young Marlburian Foundation (YMF). […]

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Olivia Lomenech Gill exhibition

The centre-piece of a major new exhibition at Marlborough College’s Mount House Gallery is the striking image – Standing To – commissioned by Michael Morpurgo from Olivia Lomenech Gill to publicise the concert version of his famous book, play and film War Horse.  This exhibition shows Gill and the sculptor Charles Poulsen commemorating war – […]

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Speaker: Dr Catherine Whistler

The History of Art Society welcomed Dr Catherine Whistler from the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford on Wednesday evening.  Dr Whistler is Keeper of Western Art at the Ashmolean, and is also a Fellow of St John’s College. Oxford. She spoke to our students about her role as chief curator of one of Britain’s most important art […]

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Exhibition opens today

7th November to 12th December 2014 A Commemorative exhibition of works by Olivia Lomenech Gill (MM 1990-92) and Charles Poulsen Taking its title from Hamilton Sorley’s poem ‘To Germany, With New Won Eyes’ is an exhibition of works indirectly reflecting on the timelessness of war, and peace, to commemorate the centenary of WWI through the […]

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Review: Art Trip to London

Lower Sixth Fine Artists took an early coach to London on Tuesday 4th November to view compelling artworks from three galleries: Mario Merz at Pace Gallery, Anslem Kiefer at the Royal Academy and finally Egon Schiele ‘The Radical Nude’ within the Courtauld Institute. Arriving at the heart of Piccadilly, we travelled the length of the […]

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