Looking, thinking, speaking.

We are a charity who works with teachers and young people to develop confidence and skills by looking, thinking and speaking about art. Our aim is to provide a greater understanding and enjoyment of the culture of our age. We encourage everyone to speak amongst themselves and in public about the visual world, raising their aspirations and increasing their knowledge.

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Anthony Caro’s ‘Millbank Steps’ © the artists and New Art Centre, Roche Court sculpture Park

The Roche Court Educational Trust (RCET) is based at the New Art Centre sculpture park and gallery. Our programme is led by experts and supported by artists who exhibit at Roche Court.

We organise a programme of tours, lectures, discussions, projects and workshops, all of which are open to students, teachers, community and specialist groups.

The Charitable Trust was founded in 2005 and continues to grow. It provides a valuable educational resource on a regional, national and international basis.


The impact you had on our students engagement with contemporary art was outstanding.  Your use of open  questioning and age specific information really helped ensure the student left with a much more in-depth understanding of artist work and their intentions. 

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.


Simon Periton workshops

Wednesday 29 April 2015
An opportunity to join exhibiting artist Simon Periton in practical workshops to explore the themes of his practice and in particular the exhibition at the New Art Centre.

Highlights of 2014

In 2014 The Roche Court Educational Trust worked with more people than ever before and exceeded record figures in the history of the Trust. We are busy planning our 2015 programme.


Book now film screening

David Jones:Innovation and Consolidation

Written and Directed by Derek Shiel

Thursday 12 March 2015 - book here

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.