‘Meetings’ Exhibition

Grace Thompson has introduced the College and local community to her most recent paintings through a vibrant exhibition within the Mount House entitled ‘Meetings’.  The gallery’s walls proved to be an unexpectedly harmonious environment for our present Artist in Residence’s richly stimulating works. “The fireplaces, old wooden floors and bow windows of the Mount House […]

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Artist in Residence nominated for New Sensations 2014

Many congratulations to Grace Thompson, the College’s Artist in Residence, who has just been selected for New Sensations 2014.  Twenty five of this year’s graduating BA and MA artists from the UK and the Republic of Ireland have been nominated by Saatchi Art Curators for this prestigious prize and exhibition. Grace commented: “As well as […]

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All staff Photography Exhibition

The second ‘All staff Photography Exhibition’ is gracing the walls of the Common Room this term.  The 30 photographs on show, taken by various members of both the academic and support staff, were selected from over 90 entries. The standard across the board is impressive and many thanks go to all those who took the […]

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Royal Academy of Arts Exhibition

Three Sixth Form Art students Joshua Folkes (B1 L6), Hugo Harris (B1 U6) and Edward Wills Garcia (LI U6)have received commendations for their works of art, after entering the prestigious Royal Academy of Arts A Level Summer Exhibition Online.  Over 2,100 submissions were presented by young artists between the ages of 16 and 18, from 361 […]

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GCSE Remove London Art Gallery Trip

GCSE Remove Art students travelled to London on Thursday 19th June to visit the largest open submission exhibition in the world, at the Royal Academy of Arts Summer show.  A smorgasbord of paintings, printmaking, photography, film, drawing and sculpture, students marveled at the inspiring range of Art displayed. This was a great opportunity for our […]

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Artist in Residence Summer Exhibition

Artist in Residence for 2013/14, Claire Bayliss, closed the Mount House Gallery programme for this academic year with her final solo exhibition at the College.  Claire took this opportunity to first reflect on the work she has undertaken during this busy year, prior to deciding upon her final selection, and, specifically the theme of her […]

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IB Visual Arts Exhibition

Our present group of IB Visual Arts students, Margo Munro Kerr (MM U6), Sujaan Punja (MO U6), Josephine Kinnear (IH U6) and Matteo Rossant (TU U6) closed the Lent Term exhibition programme with a thought provoking presentation of their creativity within the Mount House Gallery. It is a necessity for IB Visual Artists to translate […]

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Art School Trip to Madrid

Eliza Edwards (EL L6) and Charlotte Flatischler (NC L6) review the Art School trip to Madrid… On arrival, our moods were immediately lifted, after an early start, by the bright, clear sky and the flamboyant friendliness of the locals. We only had to step out of our central hotel to visit the Atocha Train Station. Surprisingly, wild […]

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Art Scholars’ Show

Art Scholars meet every Thursday and working alongside the Artist-in-Residence, Claire Bayliss, they focus on developing new skills and alternative creative approaches to making art.  The Art Scholars’ show in January 2014 at the Mount House Gallery presented an opportunity for students to exhibit the exciting and varied work produced since the start of the […]

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‘Reviewing the Familiar’

‘Reviewing the Familiar’, an exhibition by Martha Gibson (MO U6), is the culmination of her Extended Project Qualification.  In the Mount House, Martha has carefully chosen a handful of well-known paintings and challenges the visitor to see them in a ‘different light’. The exhibition is open to the public for three days, running from Wednesday […]

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Beaks’ Art Exhibition

The next beaks’ art exhibition takes place later this month, when a range of works will go on show in the Mount House Gallery. Visual Art Co-ordinator Vincent Stokes explains more about what’s going to be on show. He said: “There has been a long-standing tradition in the College that those who teach art here […]

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Artist-in-Residence Exhibition

Our new Artist-in-Residence for this academic year Claire Bayliss is currently holding an exhibition called ‘Stones and other objects’.  The exhibition  runs until November 10th.

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A Decade of Expression – OM art from the 1995 – 2005 decade

On this term’s OM Club Day, the Mount House Gallery hosted an exhibition of art by a number of OMs from the 1995 – 2005 decade. The idea for the exhibition came from three OMs – Zanny Mellor (MM 2000-05), Georgie Borthwick (NC 2000-05) and Lucinda Lovell (MM 1999-02), who are keenly aware that this […]

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End of Year Art Exhibitions

Our Art students have created an extensive range of impressive works, thoughtfully presented at key exhibitions within the Mount House Gallery and Art School. These include our annual Art Scholars’, IB Visual Arts, GCSE and A level shows. The closing exhibition for this term expressed a creative amalgamation of preparatory and resolved works of art […]

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Artist in Residence Closing Exhibition

Ian Wilkins closed the Mount House Gallery programme for this academic year with his final solo exhibition at the College, ‘Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?’. Ian took this opportunity to create and co-ordinate a suite of new print and mixed media resolutions to provide intriguing combinations of colour pattern and texture. Within his exhibition Ian believes ‘that […]

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Artist in Residence Exhibition

The closing exhibition of the 2012-2013 school year features the work of our current artist-in-residence, Ian Wilkins. Ian’s highly accomplished prints are presented as ‘objects’, rather than works on paper. His use of both subtle and vibrant colour combinations in a feast for the eyes. Ian’s show opens Friday 14th June and can be viewed […]

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Short Film Competition 2013

Students from Marlborough College have once again excelled in the field of short live action film and animation. This year, twelve entries were screened in the Garnett Room to an appreciative audience and judging panel. Loosely based around the theme of ‘Fantasy or Reality’, entries ranged from Edward Biggs (B1 L6) engaging time lapse short to India Gaul’s (El […]

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Pupils’ Photographic Competition

2013 Photography Competition This year’s Photography Competition saw what the judging panel deemed to be the highest calibre of entries to date. The theme,‘Lost in Detail’, inspired a wide variety of photographs from every year group, totalling just under 250 individual shots. The relocation of the exhibition to the Heywood Block was extremely well received […]

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Prof Clare Robertson: Looking at the Carracci

On Wednesday 6th February the History of Art Society welcomed as guest speaker Professor Clare Robertson, Head of History of Art at the University of Reading. Her theme was the important but often overlooked Bolognese artist Annibale Carracci, a contemporary of Caravaggio in the Rome of the early seventeenth century. Professor Robertson spoke in particular […]

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Art Scholars’ Exhibition

The 2013 Art Scholars’ Exhibition featured a diverse selection of artworks taken from individual class portfolios and also from themed projects set during the weekly Scholar sessions throughout the Michaelmas term. Working in collaboration with the Artist-in-Residence, the initial Art Scholar sessions focused on combining relief printmaking within sculpture to create artworks that explored 2D […]

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CAS Art Exhibition Video

The IB Upper Sixth CAS exhibition opened on 6th December. CAS is part of the IB that requires each pupil to take part in Creative, Action and Service co-curriculuar activities. The art show met both Creative and Service aims as each work represented a world issue. The theme of the exhibition was a journey which might […]

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