As part of our commitment to the Arts, Millfield School is lucky to have its very own gallery on site. The Atkinson Gallery was opened in 1992 by Shirley Atkinson, wife of CRM Atkinson CBE, who was Headmaster and Principal at Millfield from 1970 to 1990.
The Atkinson Gallery is nationally recognised and holds major contemporary exhibitions which are open to both our pupils and the general public. It aims to support young aspiring artists and bring high calibre, international art to the South West region.
Millfield’s stimulating arts landscape is also enhanced by a unique sculpture collection within our extensive parkland that features large scale permanent works from artists such as Glynn Williams and Peter Randall-Page.
“While most school children learn about art from books and slide projections or the occasional trip to a museum, Millfield pupils have the real thing on the premises.” The Independent
Some past exhibitors
Andy Warhol, Albert Irvin OBE, Sir Anthony Caro, Lynn Chadwick CBE, Gillian Ayres, Don McCullin, Graham Crowley, Marc Quinn, Dame Elisabeth Frink, Sophie Ryder, Peter Randall-Page, Doug Cocker, Glynn Williams, Anthony Green, Tom Wood, Basil Beattie, Clyde Hopkins and Terry Frost.
Monday - Saturday, 9.30am - 5.00pm
Sunday - Closed