Exhibition

Bryanston Now

28 Nov 2011 – 3 Dec 2011

Event times

10am - 6pm Monday to Friday, 10am - 12noon Saturday

Cost of entry

Free

London, United Kingdom

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  • Tube: Piccadilly

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Freud, Hodgkin, Barker, Bryanston School sixth-formers

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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. 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 work from the painter and social anthropologist Zoe Bray, the ceramicist Tessa Eastman and the Head of Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art Jonathan Gibbs. 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. 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.'

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