Drew Jug is the annual inter-house competitive art event run by Art School. This year’s competition theme was Facades and house teams had seven weeks to respond to the theme and collaborate to create an original artwork from their research.
Teams were encouraged to interpret this as literally or openly as they saw fit; this invited a variety of responses ranging from architectural language to ideas of characterisation and authorship. The exhibition in Musa Loggia was an eclectic mix of outcomes, which included video projections, AI generated art, painting, drawing, operatic masks, stage sets and mixed media collage.
Our adjudicator, Ian Ellis (artist and former Head of Art at Radley College) had a challenging task to select winners from the eleven strong submissions. He delivered a detailed appraisal of the merits of each work and awarded the following prizes:
Research and Development Prize: Morshead's (Freddie’s), for their linear mixed media response to the architecture of our historic buildings.
Collaboration Prize: Hawkin's (Chawker’s), whose installation and painting explored the relationship between the external façade of a house and its inhabitants.
The overall winner, and recipient of the Drew Jug: Bramston's (Trant’s), who created a layered work that explored “styles and periods of architecture, as well as the more abstract, human definition of a facade as the way a person presents themself to others.”
22nd March 2021
Former Head of House, Tristan Gauthier, reflects on sporting triumph and the bonds formed along the way.
21st November 2023
Conservationist and presenter Megan McCubbin delivers the annual Cameron Bespolka Memorial Wildlife Talk and Lecture to over 900 local pupils
14th November 2023
The College held the finals of its public speaking competition, Recita, on Friday 10 November to a packed audience.
3rd July 2023
The school celebrated those leaving us, as pupils, dons and families gathered for Medal Speaking and Domum on 1 July 2023.
20th June 2023
On Wednesday 14 June, a group of Year 12 geographers from the College traveled to Herefordshire and the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park to undertake residential fieldwork.
13th June 2023
The annual Sixty Second Film Festival took place on Saturday 10 June.