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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‘God-rod’ hits Court

The latest sculpture to be hosted in Court was installed this week. ‘God-rod’ by Lucy Strachan, is an 11 metre high, carbon fibre rod, coated with maroon nylon filaments. The weighted base rests on the lawn and rocks according to the strength of the wind. Unfortunately, the weather conditions on an exceptionally windy day proved […]

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Ian Wilkins: Inaugural Exhibition

The Artist in Residence this year, Ian Wilkins, has taken the new term and creative roll at Marlborough College all in his stride. The challenge of organising an art exhibition here would definitely get to some, but when we meet Ian in the transformed Mount House Gallery, he emits an aura that is cool, calm […]

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Stanley William Hayter Exhibition

‘Stanley William Hayter (1901-88) was perhaps the greatest and most original printmaker of the twentieth century’. This sentence, taken from the introduction to the complete catalogue of Hayter’s prints, is not written lightly. Hayter trained as a chemist and his technical prowess was always perfectly in tune with an imperative for personal expression. He put […]

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Ian Wilkins Exhibition Video

Ian Wilkins, our newly appointed Artist-In-Residence at Marlborough College for 2012 – 2013, welcomed the College community to his first private view of exciting relief and three dimensional prints in the Mount House on Friday 28th September. Ian is a recent graduate from Cardiff School of Art & Design where he studied for his Masters […]

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‘A to Y’ EPQ Exhibition

Sophie Birkin (MO U6) completed her Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) at the start of the 2012 Michaelmas term. Her hard work and dedication resulted in a magnificent opening at the Mount House Gallery on Sunday the 2nd September. Her project entitled A to Y incorporated a variety of mediums each inspired by the book Alice’s Adventures […]

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Relics of the Now Summer Exhibition by Joe Doldon

Joe Doldon, Artist in Residence 2011-12 On first viewing the gallery interior one is struck by the breadth of materials Joe has explored to create his dynamic sculptures. On closer observation, the variation in texture, form and scale that Joe accomplishes in order to create sensitive detail, also becomes impressively apparent. Joe explains within his […]

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Royal Academy A Level Summer Exhibition Online ’12

We are very pleased to be informed that two Art School students have been commended and shortlisted for the Royal Academy A Level Summer Exhibition Online 2012. 1,450 submissions in total were entered by Sixth Form Art students from across the United Kingdom. This is the first year since the competition began in 2007 that our […]

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Pupils’ Photography Competition

m o u n t h o u s e g a l l e r y marlborough college Pupils’ Photography Exhibition 2012 Friday 4th – Sunday 27th May 2012 Open every day 2 – 4 pm This exhibition is kindly sponsored by Pete Davies Photography   Follow this link for a gallery of images.

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Art School Trip to Barcelona

We were welcomed on our arrival in Barcelona by an encounter with the city’s most flamboyant street ‘Las Ramblas’ which presented its vibrant canvas of explosive colour. Within its famous Boqueria Market a vast array of fruit, vegetables, fish, breads and textiles stalls also formed a rich canopy of alluringly bold hues, as if an […]

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Wiltshire Young Arts Competition Success

Six diverse artworks by Marlborough College students Charlotte Dawnay, George Glaisher, Georgina Hextall, Elizabeth Jackman, Hannah Marsden and Ebba Sahlgren were submitted to an annual exhibition held at Pewsey Gallery, as part of the regional NADFAS* Young Arts Competition. The gallery showcased recent A level work from Wiltshire schools and was adjudicated by Heloise Tofts, […]

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Artist in Residence Exhibition

Joe Doldon is participating in a group exhibition at Gloucester Cathedral until 31st March. The 55 artists exhibiting have been selected from a submission of over 1500 artists. The range of work on show includes sculpture, painting, drawing, installation, video, printmaking and ceramics and is all of a very high standard. To find out more please […]

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Art School Visit by Professor Maurice Cockrill RA

Having admired Professor Cockrill’s paintings for many years, it was particularly pleasing to arrange for Maurice to tour the Art School and meet our Upper and Lower 6th students. As Keeper of the Royal Academy Schools for the last seven years, Maurice has expertly guided many artists who have studied in the world renowned Schools. […]

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Art Visit to London Galleries

This term, our Lower 6th Form students have been greatly inspired by visits to key London galleries to view, first hand, noteworthy exhibitions focusing on painting, film and architecture. Our art students initially visited Tate Modern to view and make sketches from the highly regarded Gerhard Richter retrospective titled ‘Panorama’. Major works by Richter, starting […]

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Artist in Residence Wins National Prize

Joe Doldon, our present Artist in Residence, has just won ‘The Title Art Prize’. The presentation ceremony for this inaugural national competition was held on the 12th November at Blank Space gallery, Manchester. Joe’s winning entry ‘Contortion No 2’ (pictured), is one in a series of recent artworks in which he thoughtfully transforms everyday objects […]

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Heart in the Hand of the Matter

If you’re walking along Bath Road in Marlborough, it’s hard not to stop and peer into the Mount House Gallery; the exhibition space for ‘Heart in the Hand of the Matter’. Joe Doldon, this year’s new Artist in Residence at the College, has put together a thoroughly impressive selection of works, dealing with the relationship […]

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Short Film Competition

Written by Jon Parnham (Head of Art) Nine short-listed film-makers all interpreted inventively the theme ‘Journey’. Entrants submitted works that explored experimental two and three-dimensional animation, historical documentary footage manipulation, contrasting film and editing techniques and observational Fine Art. In total, eleven films were presented to an appreciative audience. Mr Gordon and our Artist in Residence, […]

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‘Sanatorium’ Exhibition

The end of year show Sanatorium by Beatrice Haines brings together a selection of her most recent art work, completed during her residency here at Marlborough College. Her final work explores issues intrinsically linked to the College and its Medical Centre. On entering the gallery, there is a ghostly and sterile atmosphere, which recognizes both […]

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Visiting Artist Albert Irvin

By Jon Parnham, Head of Art During the Lent Term the esteemed British painter and printmaker Albert Irvin came to speak of his distinguished career as an artist, view our Art Scholars’ exhibition and tour the Art Studios. Albert approached the entrance to the Art School with a warm smile and immediately became engaged and […]

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