“I spent a delightful day with Figheldean’s 4/7 year old classes at Roche Court. The setting and the sculpture are stunning and it was no surprise that the children loved being there. The staff were all friendly and well informed and made the day a pleasure for the children. The children were made to think about materials, subject matter and they really seemed to enjoy discussing their responses to the sculptures in front of them. By the end of the day they were happily discussing materials, subject matter and thoughts. They loved drawing what they saw and using charcoals and pastels.” Davina Jones, parent governor, St Michael’s Figheldean, May 2013
The Roche Court Educational Trust is based at the New Art Centre at Roche Court, a sculpture park and educational centre in the Wiltshire landscape near Salisbury, where work is shown inside and out providing a survey of modern and contemporary sculpture. The New Art Centre shows work by artists such as Barbara Hepworth, Antony Gormley, Richard Long, Anthony Caro and Richard Deacon, and has a changing programme of exhibitions throughout the year.
The sculpture park and gallery is open to schools, colleges, universities and special interest groups. The Roche Court Educational Trust works with all group visits and provides tours that responds to the interests and needs of the individual group and, where appropriate, directly contributes to school curriculum and learning objectives.
There is a vibrant programme of events, workshops and projects run by the Roche Court Educational Trust. These events often benefit from the support and participation of the artists who exhibit with the New Art Centre, as well as other major galleries and museums across the country.
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To view the New Art Centre website and the artists who exhibit at Roche Court please see here.