Looking, thinking, speaking.

The Roche Court Educational Trust (RCET) works with teachers, young people and specialist groups 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 charity 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 all students left with a much more in-depth understanding of artist work and their intentions. Teacher Testimonial, 2014

Please 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

Teacher Training Day at the New Art Centre

The Roche Court Educational Trust will provide a full day training for teachers to encourage an enjoyment and confidence in looking, thinking and speaking about modern and contemporary art. See here for more information.

Teachers Open Evening

You are invited to join us for a special tour of the new exhibitions at Roche Court: Conrad Shawcross: Manifold, Barbara Hepworth: Form and Theatre and Howard Hodgkin: Arriving. See here for more information.

Events

Sculpture Park Picnic

Wednesday 12 August 11am - 4pm, Roche Court. Free for teachers and their families. We invite you to come and join us for a summer picnic in the sculpture park. There will be an opportunity to explore GROUNDWORK; a group exhibition in the park 1 August - 27 September. See here for more information.
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.