Spring Up was a community art exhibition open to all Winchester College employees and their family members. Based loosely on the structure of the Royal Academy’s Summer exhibition, it was intended as a celebration of creativity for all, with every member of our community invited to submit works.
Looking through the submissions, it quickly became apparent that a significant number of our company have been diligently working behind closed doors on a secretive creative practice. The Art School team were overwhelmed by the rich and varied response of clever, sincere and sensitively executed works. It should not be overlooked how daunting it can be to publicly exhibit what for many is a private practice.
Thematically the show was multifaceted, taking visitors from pre-history, through the present day, around the globe and off on to interstellar canine travel; it was wonderful. We were treated to over eighty works submitted from sixteen departments, from gardeners and porters through to young children and teaching staff. It was a fabulous, colourful, eclectic mix of paintings, drawings, textiles, sculpture, installation and photography. As the doors to the Angelus gallery closed a little earlier than we were expecting, we have moved a selection from the exhibition online.
Main image: Alex Forsyth, 'Dungeness', Screen print on board
22nd May 2020
How to teach and pursue practical subjects from home has been a learning curve but Head of Art, Michael Bruzon, explains that pupils have risen to the challenge, adapted quickly and produced engaging work, some of which is showcased here.
26th March 2020
Whilst we wait for a knight in armour to save the day, our Head of Art History encourages us to use this time to look at the world around us with fresh eyes.
13th January 2020
The latest exhibition in Treasury looks at Winchester's significant contribution to British Art, particularly that of artists and scholars Rendall, Gleadowe and Clark.
18th June 2019
A beautiful new publication showcases 50 treasures from the school's outstanding collections.
24th May 2019
The 2019 Drew Travel art exhibition demonstrated the independence and maturity of the exhibitors as well as their creativity.
16th April 2019
Former pupil, Alfie Thompson talks to the Wykeham Journal about his time in 'Mill' and studying for an MEng at Imperial College, London’s Dyson School of Design Engineering.