Past Events 2015

 

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Making Your Way, A careers seminar to explore making in art, craft and design

Thursday 19 November 2015

Making Your Way was a one day seminar for young people aged 16-24 to find out more about careers in art, craft and design from professionals in the sector. The day introduced the importance of making and how creativity is applied in a variety of roles within art, craft and design. Guest speakers presented their roles and student delegates had the opportunity to ask questions and gain practical advice from professionals, supporting their own studies and future careers.

 

Guest speaker Emily Johnson, Creative Director of 1882 Ltd talks about her career pathway and motivations.

Further films of  guest speakers’ presentations can be seen here

 

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Tuesday 03 November 2015

 

Jamie Hobson, Programme DirectorGraphic Communication at London College of Communication led a workshop and careers seminar to explore the Design, Communication and Media Industry

Specialist lecturer Jamie Hobson uncovered the vital role of design and media and its impact on our daily lives. All participated in specially designed practical workshops to discover how design is determined by the way we look, think and talk about the visual world around us. As part of the day Jamie also gave a presentation on potential career paths within the industry including: illustration, games design, graphic design branding and identity, motion graphics and film, interaction and information.

 

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Laura Ford ‘Days of Judgement’ © the artist and New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Once Upon a Sculpture

Story telling project for Primary Schools in partnership with Strawberry Hill

June –October 2015

Students explored Laura Ford’s exhibition through the arts and literacy curriculum and told their stories to other children in Wiltshire and beyond.

‘Once Upon a Sculpture’ was an opportunity to tell stories based on Laura Ford’s sculptures to celebrate the first exhibition of contemporary art at Strawberry House curated by the New Art Centre. All schools were invited to visit Strawberry Hill or the New Art Centre sculpture Park to see the art exhibitions by Laura Ford and used these visits and the artworks to inspire short stories. These written stories were then submitted back to the Trust and exchanged between the two venues in order to share and celebrate the art of storytelling.strawberry-hill-logoweb

 

 

 

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Nathan Coley ‘You Create What You Will’ © the artist and New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Every Sculpture Tells a Story
Big Draw Family Workshop

Thursday 29 October 2015
This special family workshop celebrated the BIG Draw; a national initiative to encourage everyone to draw. We explored the sculptures at Roche Court, finding stories and messages behind the artist’s work and using our imaginations to create our own.  We particularly looked at the current exhibition by Nathan Coley as inspiration for our making.

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Anthony Caro ‘Millbank Steps’ © the artist and New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Teachers’ Open Evening

Thursday 8 October 2015

The event was an opportunity to find out more about the Trust’s programme and to meet with like-minded professionals.  A special tour of the current exhibitions was provided as well as an opportunity to prepare for the academic year by sharing thoughts on ways we can best support an introduction to modern and contemporary art for all.

 

 

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Nathan Coley ‘We Must Cultivate Our Garden’ © the artist

Nathan Coley Lecture

Monday 5 October 2015

Suitable for colleges and universities

Artist Nathan Coley discussed his current exhibition. The event was a unique opportunity to hear the artist’s inspirations and themes behind his practice and current exhibition at the New Art Centre. The audience had the opportunity to explore the artist’s exhibition before listening to the presentation and a Q&A session.

 

 

 

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Laura Ford ‘Days of Judgement (Cats I-VIII) 2012 edition 4 of 5+AP

Laura Ford workshops at Strawberry Hill, Twickenham  

Thursday 1 October 2015

Suitable for Primary or Secondary school pupils

Laura Ford led creative workshops to explore the themes of her practice and in particular her new exhibition at Strawberry Hill. The workshop included a tour of the exhibition with performance and creative writing activities.

 

 

tmpPrimary Teachers Curriculum Support

Tuesday 29 September, at Salisbury Playhouse

 

Teachers joined us for an after school session designed to review the Primary School arts curriculum held at Salisbury Playhouse.

Arts professionals from a variety of arts organisations in Wiltshire offered ideas and support. Teachers shared knowledge with colleagues and gained advice from arts professional from The Roche Court Educational Trust, Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury International Arts Festival and La Folia and Mottisfont who offered ideas and support to help review and develop the arts curriculum in school. The session was also an opportunity to learn more about what these organisations offer schools including visits, workshops and teacher support.

 

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John Hubbard ‘The Moroccan Paintings’ © the artist and New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Flora, Fauna, Form and Flow

Summer Family Workshop

Wednesday 19 August 2015

Through the sculptures in our current exhibition of GROUNDWORK at Roche Court we considered how the environment and movement is represented and incorporated. We used our findings to create our  own sculptures inspired by movement and performance.

 

 

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Richard Long ‘Tame Buzzard Line’ © the artist and New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Sculpture Park Picnic

Wednesday 12 August

We invited teachers and their families to come and join us for a summer picnic in the sculpture park. There was an opportunity to explore GROUNDWORK; a group exhibition in the park 1 August – 27 September.

Roche Court Educational Trust staff hosted the day to develop the understanding of the sculptures in the park and the work we do within arts education. There were optional activities for children to take part in.

 

 

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Miriam Austin ‘Prosthetics for Hostile Contexts’ © the artist and New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Totem led by exhibiting artist Miriam Austin

Summer Family Workshop

Tuesday 4 August 2015 

The workshop began with a tour of Miriam’s work by the artist herself. We discussed the ways that totem poles can tell stories through their  depiction of animals, people and historical events. Every participant created a personal totem sculpture, using a range of sculptural materials.

 

 

 

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Teachers with Anthony Caro’s ‘Millbank Steps’ © the artist and New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Thinking in Space

Teacher Training Day at the New Art Centre

The Roche Court Educational Trust provided a day for teachers to encourage an enjoyment and confidence in looking, thinking and speaking about modern and contemporary art. The day will included practical activities exploring the ideas and observations of artists to use in a classroom setting, linking to national curriculum aims and specific school agendas. The day included guided tours of the current exhibitions/ selected artworks by specialist staff, group discussion and practical activities for ideas development.

Laura Ellen Bacon led a workshop on how to consider willow as a tool for making sculpture.

 

 

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Laura Ford ‘Bedtime Boys’ 2014 © the artist

Laura Ford in Conversation with Stephen Feeke 

Tuesday 23 June, at Strawberry Hill.

 

Artist lecture for adults, teachers and educational groups

Laura Ford discussed her current exhibition at Strawberry Hill House with Stephen Feeke, Director of the New Art Centre. The event was a unique opportunity to hear the artist’s perspective about her practice and the themes surrounding the work. Guests had the opportunity to explore the current exhibition before listening to the talk.

 

 

 

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Conrad Shawcross ‘Manifold 2 (9:8)’ © the artist and New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Teachers Open Evening

Tuesday 9 June 2015 

New Art Centre, Roche Court

Teachers and teaching professionals joined us for a special tour of the new exhibitions at Roche Court: Conrad Shawcross: Manifold, Barbara Hepworth: Form and Theatre and Howard Hodgkin: Arriving.

The evening provided the opportunity to share and celebrate successes of the academic year as well discover more about the Trust’s programme. Information was available on how to register schools for our ARTiculation Prize 2016 at this event.

During the Teachers Open Evening information will be available on registering your school for our ARTiculation Prize 2016.

 

 

 

 

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Barbara Hepworth ‘Oval with Two Forms’ © the artist and New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Film Screening as part of the Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival

Barbara Hepworth on Film 

Thursday 4 June 

A special evening at Roche Court was devoted to the screening of two films about the work of artist Barbara Hepworth. Both films offered a unique insight into Hepworth’s sculpture, showing her making and discussing her work.

ageas-salisbury-international-arts-festival-logo-143The films were preceded by drinks and an opportunity to see the exhibitions at the New Art Centre, including Barbara Hepworth: Form and Theatre in the Artists House.

 

 

 

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David Batchelor ‘Colour Chart Painting 29 (Green)’ © the artist and New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

A Visit to an Artist’s Studio 

Teachers Visit to David Batchelor’s Studio, London

Wednesday 3 June 2015

The Trust organised a tour of David Batchelor’s new studio for teachers and arts practitioners. ‘A Visit to the Artist’s Studio’ provided an important meeting between artists who are lecturers, and teachers who are practictioners, to discuss the role of education, the arts and society from all perspectives. These discussions and ideas will be invaluable to classroom learning and supporting the national curriculum.

 

 

 

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Anthony Caro ‘Millbank Steps’ © the artist and New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Family Workshop

Births and Beginnings

Thursday 28 May 

New Art Centre, Roche Court

Following the theme of the festival, families were led on a tour to explore the sculptures in the park at Roche Court. We discovered how different artists give everyday materials a new lease of life and how they express their own experiences through the sculptures that they make. All joined in practical activities and discussion. Artists that we looked at include Anthony Caro, Richard Long and Fernando Casasempere.
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Vicken Parson’s ‘Fourth Wall’ exhibition © the artist and New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Arts Curriculum Review for Primary School Teachers

New Art Centre, Roche Court

Tuesday 19th May

FREE with light refreshments

Teachers joined us for an after school session designed to review the academic year and the implementation of the new Primary School arts curriculum held at the New Art Centre, Roche Court.

Arts professionals from a variety of arts organisations in Wiltshire were present to offer advice. Combining teachers’ own knowledge, arts professionals from The Roche Court Educational Trust, Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury International Arts Festival and Wiltshire Youth Arts Partnership were on hand to offer support and ideas to develop the schools arts’ curriculum.

The session was also be an opportunity to enjoy a special tour of the current exhibitions and to learn more about what each of the organisations offer for schools, including visits and workshops. Staff spoke about how each can support teachers, staff and the school in the future.

 

 

 

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Simon Periton ‘Mooner’ © the artist and New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Simon Periton workshops

Wednesday 29 April 2015            

New Art Centre, Roche Court

This was 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. The workshops included a tour of the works in the exhibition and an opportunity to make collaborative sculptures out of paper and card to discover more about structure, pattern and repetition through the construct of a dodecahedron.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Exchanges Showcase April 2013 at Pavilion Dance South West

Exchanges Showcase Sunday 26 April 2015

Ocean Theatre 

Pavilion Dance South West

In 2015 the project explored ‘A Sense of Place’, considering how artists have created site-specific works at the New Art Centre. Dancers considered form, space and shape in their performances, and identified similarities in artistic processes between dancers and artists in their consideration of these elements.

All participating schools and groups performed their work at this showcase hosted by Pavilion Dance South West.

 

David Jones, ‘Robed girl with crown’, pencil drawing © the artist and the New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

David Jones, ‘Robed girl with crown’, pencil drawing © the artist and New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

David Jones: Innovation and Consolidation

Written and Directed by Derek Shiel

Thursday 12 March 2015 

New Art Centre, Roche Court

Guests joined us to watch the film screening of ‘The Years of Achievement’, the third film in the series written and directed by Derek Shiel,  exploring the work of David Jones. The film tracks Jones’ from the  Second World War up to the time of his death in 1974 at Calvary Nursing Home in Harrow. The film discusses Jones as an innovator and how his work is consolidated both as painter and as poet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teachers Open Evening in the gallery with John Hubbard 'Cave Series No.2' © the artist and the New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Teachers Open Evening in the gallery with John Hubbard ‘Cave Series No.2′ © the artist and New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Teachers Open Evening

Thursday 26 February 

Teachers joined us for a special tour of the Sculpture Park, Gallery and Artists House. The tour had a particular focus to preview the newly  installed exhibitions:

John Hubbard: Moroccan Paintings, Johannes Nagel: Vessels, Perhaps, John Pfahl: Métamorphoses de la Terre

The evening was an opportunity to network, discuss and enjoy  looking at contemporary art with other professionals. as well as learning more about the Trust’s programme of opportunities and events.

 

 

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Families with Michael Craig Martin’s Wheelbarrow (Red) © the artist and New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

‘Picture a Landscape’ Family Workshop      

Thursday 19 February 2015

New Art Centre, Roche Court

Families joined us for an interactive tour of the current exhibitions focusing on the possibilities of image manipulation in relation to a landscape. Throughout the tour and hands-on activities both adults and children discovered  a range of techniques that artists use to interpret landscapes as well as the meaning behind the exhibitions. The tour included a guided photography workshop, capturing images to use in a collage activity.

 

 

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Winchester College with Gavin Turk’s Installation ‘We Are One’ © the artist and New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Art after Dark: Tours of Gavin Turk Exhibition

8 November 2014 – 8 February 2015

New Art Centre, Roche Court

This was an opportunity for schools to take part in specially designed after dark tours to explore Gavin Turk’s neon exhibition at the New Art Centre. Tours were led by Trust staff offering students the opportunity to explore the sculptures, share and discuss their observations, participate in drawing and creative writing activities and document the exhibition.

 

 

 

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‘Light Reading’ by Julia Bickerstaff © of the artist

Burning light with Julia Bickerstaff 

Tuesday 3 February

 New Art Centre, Roche Court

Think of light and see. Feel light and be warm. Experience light and understand. What are the basic meanings of light to us all? Through this workshop we considered these thoughts through the use of glass as a medium. Glass has been used for hundreds of years to control light and Julia Bickerstaff has worked with neon since 1986.