Tuesday, 04 June 2024

Works by the late former Headmaster (1971-87) are now available online.

A collection of watercolours and sketches, of various subjects, are offered for purchase by William Morris Antiques, Kemptown.

A talented watercolorist himself, he was a champion of the visual arts in the school. The establishment of the Burstow Gallery, in the foyer of the Great Hall (an idea met with some scepticism by his governors), provided a space for a succession of highly successful exhibitions by notable artists. The Picasso and the Theatre exhibition in 1982, which took over the Hall, received acclaim in the national press and was one of the ways in which the school became more known in the wider world under his leadership. His eye for visual impact and character traits had also found expression two years previously with his memorable production of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard. - Simon Smith (Common Room 1973-2011)

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