Bryanston Now

BRYANSTON NOW is a free exhibition of around 40 works of art by current and former pupils of Bryanston School in Dorset, including Lucian Freud, Howard Hodgkin, Nigel Barker, John Rose, Tom Kealy, Zoe Bray, Tessa Eastman and Jonathan Gibbs.

Lucian Freud is represented by the etching New Yorker, Howard Hodgkin by the painting Technicolor.

Nigel Barker is best known as a judge on America’s Next Top Model, which has an audience of more than 100 million people in around 150 different countries, and he is also an internationally renowned photographer.

Mr Barker has given Bryanston an artist’s print of a black and white photograph shot in the hot and hostile Joshua Tree desert in California.

He said: ‘You’re drawn into the landscape and you relax and then you see this girl in the couture gown standing like a cactus and you’re startled – there’s a kind of desolate beauty. It’s one of my favourite photographs.’

Artist John Rose is showing one of a beautiful series of photographs called Water MMXI, focusing on the movement and texture of water, and Tom Kealy is exhibiting an amazing contemporary grandfather clock alongside a naturalistic portrait by the painter and social anthropologist Zoe Bray, a spectacular ceramic cake by Tessa Eastman and three engravings by Jonathan Gibbs, Head of Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art, originally commissioned for The Folio Society’s Selected Poems of Robert Frost.

Current pupils taking part include Polly Carter, 17, pictured with her photograph of a giraffe against a backdrop of large-scale pieces by other pupils in Bryanston’s Art School, and Lottie Hanson-Lowe, 18, now at Kingston University, who has created a mixed-media portrait on an ironing board.

The exhibition catalogue has a foreword by Sir Terence Conran, another old Bryanstonian, who writes: ‘The great thing about Bryanston is that it realises that creativity is a valuable and essential component of an educated life be it in the visual arts, music, theatre or various components of the internet or any new ways students have found to express their creativity.’

Duration 28 November 2011 - 03 December 2011
Times 10am - 6am Monday to Friday, 10am - 12noon Saturday
Cost Free
Venue The Gallery
Address Cork Street London WS1, ,
Contact Enquiries before the exhibition: Anne Macfarlane 0 / /

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