Tours, Workshops and Events.

I spent a delightful day 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 encouraged to think about materials, subject matter and they really enjoyed discussing their responses to the sculptures in front of them. By the end of the day they were happily discussing materials, subject matter and their own thoughts.”  School Visitor 2013

 

The Roche Court Educational Trust is a growing educational resource, which is used by schools, colleges, universities, adults and other specialist groups. Our experienced staff work with all visitors to provide guided interactive tours and workshops.

Family Workshop 2013

Family Workshop 2013

Planned events and artist led projects are a key aspect of the educational programme. These are designed to encourage the enjoyment of looking at art and developing discussion, analytical and observational skills.

The Roche Court Educational Trust is based at the New Art Centre a Sculpture Park and Gallery just outside of Salisbury.

Use the tabs at the top of the page to find out more about what we do.

To view the New Art Centre website and the artists who exhibit at Roche Court please see here.

News

Teachers Special Preview and open Evening

A Teachers special preview and open evening was held in February.  Teachers enjoyed a preview of the current exhibition by David Batchelor, with an introductory tour of the exhibition by the New Art Centre curator Stephen Feeke.  Teachers used the current exhibition to discuss the topic ‘The Art of Asking Questions’. There was time to  share experiences, network and […]

Spaces of our Own blog and Book

Artist Laura Ellen Bacon has produced an artists’ book to celebrate the ‘Spaces of Our own’ project with a selection of drawings and has launched an online blog and gallery which can be viewed at http://spacesofourown.tumblr.com  

Events

Look Up! An evening with Gavin Pretor-Pinney

Wednesday 4th June, 6.30-9pm

Gavin Pretor-Pinney, the best-selling author of  The Cloudspotter’s Guide, will be giving a presentation on cloud formations. 

Afterwards there will be an opportunity to look up at the cloudscape of the early evening in the unique setting at Roche Court.  There will also be a tour of the sculpture park starting with Peter Newman’s ‘Skystation’. The event is planned for outdoors, but can be inside in the case of bad weather.
£20 including a drink and light supper
 

ARTiculation Prize 2014 Finalist Speakers with adjudicator, Edmund de Waal

 

ARTiculation Prize

The ARTiculation Prize is a public speaking competition about the arts for school pupils

The ARTiculation Prize is an annual event designed to promote the appreciation and discussion of art. The competition seeks to engage students, regardless of background or experience, with art and to develop their confidence and ability to express their opinions, thoughts and conclusions. Each student is invited to deliver a ten minute presentation to an interested audience about a work of art, artefact or architecture of their choice. Adjudicators are asked to assess each presentation as a whole, looking at content, structure and delivery.

For more information see here.