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
20th September 2022
A new art exhibition featuring watercolours and drawings from Winchester's collections opens on 28 September 2022 in London.
8th September 2022
The Treasury museum welcomed over 80 children to free Family Craft mornings over the summer.
15th June 2022
The full breadth of creative talent and ingenuity was on show at Friday evening's final of Sixty Second Cinema, our annual short film competition.
8th March 2022
In last Friday's annual Kenneth Clark prize final, Sixth Form pupils talked to an eclectic range of art history subjects from Russia to Rome, to David Bowie and a tea house in Japan.
14th June 2021
On Sunday 13 June, we hosted the premiere of our Sixty Second Cinema film competition, showcasing the creativity and ingenuity of our first year film makers.
19th June 2020
The Art Exhibition is one of the highlights of Winchester Match. Here we look back at some of the best work from recent years.