Art scholars’ project


The majestic Neolithic Mound, supposedly the place where Merlin is buried, stands at the centre of our campus and has long been a special place for our community and part of the Marlburian soul. We lead our busy daily lives enriched by the shadow of four and a half thousand years of human aspiration, endeavour and creativity.

Across the academic year 2021 and 2022, art scholars and art teachers created their highly regarded, collective response to the enduring history and archaeology of the Marlborough Mound. This has produced a beautiful portfolio of work containing 50 individual prints by the contributing artists which were exhibited in the Mount House gallery at the end of the last academic year. This was a mammoth and professional undertaking by all concerned.

A bespoke portfolio box has been created to hold a composition by each of the 34 scholars and four exhibiting teachers, entitled A Portfolio in celebration of the Mound at Marlborough College.

From the start of this Michaelmas Term, a framed set of the prints have been put on permanent display around the walls of A House and will also become part of the College Art archive.