Past Events 2016

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Canford Heath Junior School performance to celebrate 25th Anniversary of ‘Sea Music’ © The Roche Court Educational Trust

Sea Music: Sculpture into Song

Celebratory performance

Tuesday 22 November 2016

Since 2015 pupils from Canford Heath Junior School have been working with Soundstorm and the Roche Court Educational Trust on a special project to explore Sea Music’, a unique, site-specific sculpture by one of Britain’s greatest sculptors, Sir Anthony Caro, which was installed on Poole Quay in 1991.

The project has brought together the creative processes of looking at art and composing new music by taking the students’ personal observations, interpretations and understanding of the sculpture and using these words and phrases to create a new choral song. All students have worked with musician Katie Sayles to translate their lyrics into a melody and have been rehearsing their newly composed music together as a whole group at the school.

The celebratory performance triumphantly concluded the project and marked the 25th Anniversary of when ‘Sea Music’ was first unveiled to the public.

 

Careers Seminar: Innovators: Making a mark in the world of art

Thursday 10 November 2016grant-recipient-nadfas

10am – 3.30pm, at the New Art Centre, Roche Court

£5 per person, including a light lunch. Maximum 5 places per institution

Suitable for Colleges and Universities.

A one day seminar for students aged 15+ studying up to post-graduate level 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.

Five 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.

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Keynote Speaker Peter Murray CBE, Executive Director of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park © The Roche Court Educational Trust

Our 2016 Guest Speakers:

Peter Murray CBE, Executive Director of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Megan Piper, Co-Founder of The Line

Nora Silva, Co-Founder of The Gramounce

Holly Willats, Director of Art Licks

Anna Colin, Co-Founder and Co-Director of Open School East, London / Margate

 

Guest speaker Peter Murray CBE, Executive Director of Yorkshire Sculpture Park, talks about his career:

Further films of Guest speakers’ presentations can be seen here

 

Design Workshop: The Great Marshmallow Challenge

© Jamie Hobson

© Jamie Hobson

A Design Workshop and careers seminar led by Jamie Hobson, Programme Director, Graphic Communication, London College of Communication

Tuesday 1 November 2016

10am – 2pm, at the New Art Centre, Roche Court

For sixth form and college students (16 – 18 years)

£5 per place, maximum 30 places

Students joined specialist lecturer Jamie Hobson to uncover 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. These workshops included ‘The Great Marshmallow Challenge’. Presentations were given on potential career paths within the industry including: illustration, games design, graphic design, branding and identity, art direction, motion graphics and film, interaction and information.

BIG draw Family Workshop

Darren Almond 'In Reflection I' © the artist and courtesy New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Darren Almond ‘In Reflection I’ © the artist and courtesy New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Wednesday 26 October 2016Print

10.00am – 12.30pm, at the New Art Centre, Roche Court

£5 per child*, age 6-13 years, no cost for accompanying adult.

To celebrate the BIG Draw Festival, a national initiative to encourage everyone to draw, we explored the sculptures at Roche Court, focusing in particular on our current exhibition ‘Darren Almond: new work’  in relation to the festival theme ‘STEAM’, which brings together the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, art and maths. We used these findings to inspire our drawings and sculptures.

 

Installation view: Darren Almond, Waiting for You © the artist and New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Installation view: Darren Almond ‘Waiting for You’ © the artist and courtesy New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Artist Talk: Darren Almond

 Thursday 20 October 2016

10am – 12.30pm at the New Art Centre, Roche Court. Free, limited places

Darren Almond discussed his current exhibition. The event was a unique opportunity to hear the artist’s perspective about his practice and the themes surrounding his work. The audience had the opportunity to explore the exhibition before listening to the talk.

 

 

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‘What is a sketchbook?’ with Prof Anita Taylor © The Roche Court Educational Trust

Teachers’ Event: ‘What is a Sketchbook?’ with Professor Anita Taylor, Dean of Bath School of Art and Design, and Director of The Centre for Drawing

Tuesday 4 October 2016 Print

5pm -7.30pm

Free, limited places

An evening with Professor Anita Taylor, Dean of Bath School of Art and Design and Director of The Centre for Drawing, a university-wide Research Centre of the University of the Arts London. Teachers were invited to join us for an evening to discover the role of the sketchbook for themselves and their pupils. How do you make them? What is contained within them? Why do you have them? We considered the answers to these questions and more.

Teachers were encouraged to bring up to three of their own or their students’ sketchbooks to aid the discussions.

 

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Students from Burgate School drawing Michael Craig Martin’s ‘Untitled’ © the artist and courtesy New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

PrintSchools’ Workshop: ‘Drawing from Sculpture’ with Professor Anita Taylor, Dean of Bath School of Art and Design, and Director
of The Centre for Drawing

Tuesday 4 October 2016

1.30pm – 4pm

Free, limited places

Led by Professor Anita Taylor, Dean of Bath School of Art and Design and Director of The Centre for Drawing, students used the sculptures exhibited at the New Art Centre as inspiration for drawing. As the founding director of the Jerwood Drawing prize project Anita is able to share a wealth of expertise with staff and pupils of how to record the world around us, make marks and find individual ways of drawing.

 

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

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

Family Workshop: Construction

Wednesday 24 August 2016

10am – 12.30pm

Places strictly limited, booking essential

£5 per child*, Ages 6 – 13, no cost for accompanying adult

How do you make a sculpture? How do you shape an idea for an artwork? We explored different sculptures at Roche Court thinking about how you build both materials and ideas together to make an artwork.Using our findings we then constructed a sculpture of our own.

 

Family Workshop with exhibiting artist Andrew Sabin, August 2016 © The Roche Court Educational Trust

Family Workshop with exhibiting artist Andrew Sabin, August 2016 © The Roche Court Educational Trust

Family Workshop: The Opposite of a Mushroom

led by exhibiting artist Andrew Sabin

Wednesday 17 August 2016
10am – 1pm

Places strictly limited, booking essential

£5 per child*, Ages 6 – 13, no cost for accompanying adult

Families joined exhibiting artist Andrew Sabin to explore his sculptures displayed in the Artists House at Roche Court. Andrew shared techniques he uses to create his sculptures and answer questions about his work. We experimented using processes the artist uses in his work, making quick moulds out of margarine, casting their interiors in Jesmonite and exploring the wonders of negative space.

 

Teachers Picnic

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

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

Thursday 11 August 2016
11am – 4pm
Free, please supply your own picnic

Teachers joined us for a summer picnic in the sculpture park. Roche Court Educational Trust staff hosted the day to develop understanding of the sculptures in the park and the work we do within arts education. Family and friends joined us and there were optional activities for children to take part in.

 

'Skyscapes' Family Workshop, August 2016 © The Roche Court Educational Trust

‘Skyscapes’ Family Workshop, August 2016 © The Roche Court Educational Trust

Family Workshop: Skyscapes

Monday 8 August 2016
1.30pm – 4pm

Places strictly limited, booking essential

£5 per child*, Ages 6 – 13, no cost for accompanying adult

Families were led on an interactive tour of the sculpture park at Roche Court, with particular focus on sculptures that encourage us to look up and explore the sky. We used the sculptures to consider how artists draw inspiration from the view above us and create sculptures in response to this. All joined in practical activities and discussion.

 

 

Detail from Phoebe Cummings ceramics residency studio   - Victoria & Albert Museum , (clay), 2010.  Photo Sylvain Deleu © the artist

Detail from Phoebe Cummings ceramics residency studio – Victoria & Albert Museum , (clay), 2010. Photo Sylvain Deleu © the artist

Clay without a Kiln with Artist Phoebe Cummings Full day teacher training

Tuesday 5 July

10am – 5pm, at the New Art Centre, Roche Court

£25 per person

Artist Phoebe Cummings led practical workshops to consider making sculpture within a classroom setting. In particular the workshops explored the possibilities of using clay, without the need for a kiln. Teachers took part in guided tours of the current exhibitions by specialist staff, group discussion and practical activities. All the activities linked to national curriculum aims and classroom learning

 

Teachers’ Open Evening

Teachers' Open Evening, June 2016 © The Roche Court Educational Trust

Teachers’ Open Evening, June 2016 © The Roche Court Educational Trust

Wednesday 22 June

5pm – 7pm

Free with light refreshments

A special tour of the Sculpture park, Gallery and Artists House at Roche Court. The evening was an opportunity to network, discuss and enjoy looking at contemporary art with other professionals and learn more about the Trust’s programme of opportunities and events.

 

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Anthony Caro (left) with Patrick Cunningham (right) in studio, 1983. Courtesy of Barford Sculptures Limited Photo: Andre Emmerick

 

Visit to Anthony Caro’s Studio, London

Wednesday 15 June 

12.30pm – 4pm

£15 per person, includes travel from Roche Court to London, departing at 9.45am

A tour of Anthony Caro’s studio, including the opportunity to hear from Patrick Cunningham, Studio Director, about the daily life of the studio and the artists Anthony Caro and Sheila Girling. Anthony Caro’s assistants Olivia Bax and Neil Ayling talked about their experiences working for the artist.

Led by Neil and Olivia teachers and artist  educators had the opportunity to explore and experiment with materials used at the studio to bring exciting ideas to the classroom.

 

Contemporary Ceramics: A Lecture by Alun Graves

Contemporary Ceramics lecture by Alun Graves, June 2016 © The Roche Court Educational Trust

Contemporary Ceramics lecture by Alun Graves, June 2016 © The Roche Court Educational Trust

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6pm – 8pm at the New Art Centre, Roche Court

£10 to include canapes on arrival*

A special evening to hear Alun Graves, Senior Curator of Ceramics and Glass at the Victoria & Albert Museum, present a lecture on contemporary ceramics. He offered unique perspectives on the collections within his care at the V&A, and the museum’s programmes of ceramics residencies and events. He also shared insights into the exhibition he co-curated at Roche Court entitled Material Language: New Work in Clay.

The talk was preceded by drinks and an opportunity to see the exhibition at the New Art Centre and the sculpture park.

The lecture was a Salisbury International Arts Festival event. 

 

Material Language

Material Language Family Workshop, May 2016 © the artists and New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Material Language Family Workshop, May 2016 © the artists and New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

 

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Tuesday 31 May

10am – 12.30pm or 1.30pm – 4pm

Families were led on a tour to explore the new exhibition at Roche Court, Material Language: New Work in Clay. We discovered how different artists have used clay as their chosen material and shared our observations of each of the artworks. All joined in practical activities and discussion.

The workshop was a Salisbury International Arts Festival event.

 

 

Arts Curriculum Review and Support for Primary School Teachers

Primary Arts Curriculum Review and Support for teachers event, May 2016 © The Roche Court Educational Trust

Primary Arts Curriculum Review and Support for teachers event, May 2016 © The Roche Court Educational Trust

Wednesday 25 May 

5pm – 7pm

FREE, with light refreshments

An after school workshop designed to review 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.

 

Woodcut Workshop with Umberto Giovannini

Participants at Umberto Giovannini's woodcut workshop, May 2016

Participants at Umberto Giovannini’s woodcut workshop, May 2016

Wednesday 4 May

10am – 6pm, at the New Art Centre, Roche Court

£10 per place, maximum 15 places, primarily aimed at college and university students.

Umberto Giovannini is a multidisciplinary artist with a specific interest in printmaking. He has a passion for woodcut, for which he has developed some personal intaglio and printing techniques. The workshop taught woodcut techniques and the ability to use materials, tools and methods with a view to creating a woodcut with more than one block (polychrome) through the classic technique of camaïeu. Woodcut (xylography) is the oldest graphic technique.

Umberto Giovannini worked with Bill Woodrow on the exhibition ‘Lost: a new work’ at the New Art Centre.

 

Bill Woodrow and Mel Gooding in Conversation

Bill Woodrow and Mel Gooding in Conversation, 28 April 2016

Bill Woodrow and Mel Gooding in Conversation

Thursday 28 April

10.15am – 12.30pm, Free – limited places

Bill Woodrow discussed his current exhibition in conversation with art historian and writer, Mel Gooding. The event was a unique opportunity to hear the artist’s perspective about his practice and the themes surrounding his work. The audience had the opportunity to explore the exhibition before listening to the talk.

 

 


Exchanges Performance and Showcase Event

Sunday 24 April

Bourne Academy students performing at Exchanges 2016

Bourne Academy students performing at Exchanges 2016

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A celebration of new performances from students who attended research days at the New Art Centre, Roche Court. The students used the exhibited sculpture and artists concepts as stimulus to inspire choreography. In 2016 the project explored the theme of ‘Construction’, considering the processes and materials used by a variety of artists. Works used as inspiration included sculptures by Anthony Caro, Antony Gormley and Eva Rothschild.

 

 


ARTiculation Regional Heat at the New Art Centre 

ARTiculation 2016 participants with Elizabeth Brooks

ARTiculation 2016 participants with Elizabeth Brooks

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11am – 1.15pm and 2pm – 5pm

The ARTiculation Prize is an annual competition for sixth formers which takes place in the spring. In 2016 the prize was held at nine regional venues, including a heat at the New Art Centre. A student was selected from each heat to speak at the finals which is part of the ARTiculation Conference at the University of Cambridge. This conference is open to all sixth form students and is designed to encourage debate and engagement with the arts.

 

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William Turnbull ‘Head’ © the artist and New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

 

Shaping a Century

Family Workshop

Tuesday 16 February 

10am – 12.30pm or 1.30pm – 4pm, £5 per child, ages 6-13 (please note all children must be accompanied by an adult).

We explored the exhibition ‘Shaping a Century: Works by Modern British Sculptors’,  looking at artworks by artists including Kenneth Armitage, Hubert Dalwood and Henry Moore. On a tour of the exhibition in the galley we used the artists’ processes and interests to inspire our own making, just as these creative individuals have inspired a century of sculpture.

 

Teachers Open Evening

Laura Ellen Bacon 'Split Forms' © the artist and New Art Centre, Roche Court

Laura Ellen Bacon ‘Split Forms’ © the artist and New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Tuesday 9 February 2016

Free with light refreshments

5pm – 7pm

 

A special tour of the Sculpture Park, Gallery and Artists House at Roche Court. The particular focus of the tour was to preview the newly installed exhibition in the gallery ‘Shaping a Century: Works by Modern British Sculptors’. The evening was an opportunity to network, discuss and enjoy looking at contemporary art with other professionals and learn more about the Trust’s programme of opportunities and events.