Exhibitions


The College Collections’ programme of special exhibitions is hosted in the Verey Gallery and the Tower Gallery. Both exhibition spaces are open to the students and staff of Eton College as well as the wider community, including schools and the general public. If you would like to view a special exhibition, please contact us at collections@etoncollege.org.uk or 01753 370590.

Creative Destruction: volcanoes inspiring art and science
Verey Gallery

22 September 2017 – 6 April 2018

Curated by Emma Stibbon RA, Professor Steve Sparks FRS CBE and Professor Katharine Cashman FRS.

A series of artworks by Emma Stibbon RA are shown alongside spectacular volcanic rock and mineral samples on loan from the Natural History Museum, London, a rare copy of William Hamilton’s Campi Phlegraei (1776) held by Eton College and volcanic research by Professor Stephen Sparks FRS and Professor Katharine Cashman FRS, including films of volcanic eruptions and their impact designed to raise awareness in communities who live around volcanoes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pāhoehoe with Sign, 2016
Ink on paper with volcanic ash
126 x 182.5cm

With specialism and a separation between disciplines, art and science are often understood as distinct endeavours,
sitting at opposite ends of the intellectual spectrum. The artist concerned with the imagination, and the scientist
with fact.  This exhibition reflects an increasing interest in exploring conversation and opportunities for collaboration between
disciplines, and as an exemplar of crossing assumed boundaries presents the work of Emma Stibbon RA, Professor
Kathy Cashman FRS and Professor Steve Sparks FRS CBE, and their shared fascination with volcanoes, volcanic
landscapes, processes, and impact. The exhibition also looks at a beautiful expression of the historic relationship
between art and science, the Campi Phlegraei (1776) of Sir William Hamilton and Peter Fabris.

The Verey Gallery is open to the students and staff of Eton College as well as the wider community, including schools and the general public.

 

If you would like to view the exhibition, please contact us at collections@etoncollege.org.uk or 01753 370590.

If you would like to view the exhibition, please contact
Charlotte Villiers
Exhibitions & Outreach Coordinator
c.villiers@etoncollege.org.uk
01753 370603

Read about previous exhibitions.