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.

News

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.
 
 

Spring and Summer Visits to Roche Court Book Now

We are currently taking bookings for the spring and summer terms. All our group visits are bespoke to support learning for the visiting groups. Staff are happy to talk through your ideas for the visit, book now to avoid disappointment. To find out more see here.

Events

Exchanges Showcase

You are invited to attend our showcase for the project 'Exchanges' Sunday 26 April 2015 6pm at Pavilion Dance South West. To see more details and to RSVP see here. ‘Exchanges’ is an ongoing programme of opportunities to explore dialogue between visual art and performance which is run in partnership with Pavilion Dance South West.
ARTiculation Finalists with adjudicator, Dr Penelope Curtis, Director, Tate Britain in front of Barbara Hepworth, Two Forms (Divided Circle) (BH 477), 1969 © Bowness, Hepworth Estate.

ARTiculation Finalists with adjudicator, Dr Penelope Curtis, Director, Tate Britain in front of Barbara Hepworth, Two Forms (Divided Circle) (BH 477), 1969 © Bowness, Hepworth Estate.

ARTiculation Prize

The Trust’s national public speaking competition, the ARTiculation Prize, invites sixth form students to give a short presentation on a work of art, artefact or architecture of their choice. Partner galleries and museums host regional heats across the country prior to the finals at the University of Cambridge. The Roche Court Educational Trust’s ARTiculation initiative is designed to stimulate students’ interest and understanding of art while developing individual thinking, observation, research, language and presentation skills. All events are free.