Exchanges Performance and Showcase Event
Sunday 30 April 2017
6.30pm, at Pavilion Dance South West, Bournemouth
‘Exchanges’ is an ongoing programme of opportunities to explore dialogue between visual art and performance which is run in partnership with Roche Court Educational Trust and Pavilion Dance South West. Students attend research days at the New Art Centre, Roche Court to look and talk about the exhibited sculpture.
These workshop days offer a stimulus to inspire new performances created by the students.
In 2017 the project explored the theme of ‘Gravity’, considering the processes and materials used by a variety of artists exhibited at the New Art Centre. Works used as inspiration included sculptures by Barry Flanagan, David Nash, Michael Bolus and David Annesley. The project asked all the students to consider the concepts behind the sculptures as well as form, space and shape in their performances.
Students used their interpretations as the catalyst for this new work presented at the ‘Exchanges 2017’ showcase.
Find out more about our ‘Exchanges’ Project here
Tuesday 7 March 2017
2pm – 5pm, the New Art Centre, Roche Court
The ARTiculation Prize is an annual competition for 16 – 19 year olds which takes place in the spring. In 2017 the prize was held at thirteen 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 Symposium at the University of Cambridge. This symposium is open to all 16 – 19 year old students and is designed to encourage debate and engagement with the arts.
Wednesday 15 February 2017
10am – 12.30pm
Families were led on a tour to explore the new exhibition at Roche Court, Peter Frie: Path, new paintings and sculpture. We explored the drama and movement within Frie’s exhibition and discovered the ideas behind his paintings and sculpture. Through practical activities and discussion, we created our own art in response to our experiences.
Teachers’ Open Evening
Thursday 9 February 2017
5pm – 7pm, at the New Art Centre, Roche Court
Free with light refreshments
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 ‘Peter Frie: Path’. 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 for 2017.
Generation Z Depth: Exploring sculpture and technology led by Ian Dawson, Lecturer in Fine Art, Sculpture, Winchester School of Art
Tuesday 17 January 2017
10am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 4pm, at the New Art Centre, Roche Court
£5 per person. Key Stage 2 upwards, maximum 30 in each session
A workshop that introduced students and staff to the future possibilities for ‘making’ in the age of digital 3D technologies.
The workshop was a hands on, playful session, that began with a tour of the exhibition to consider the physicality and spatial effects of the work before briefly introducing and demonstrating new and exciting technologies such as laser-scanning and photogrammetry to the group. The workshop gave a creative context for discovering how to play with new 3D apps alongside making, offering possibilities about how to combine skills and practices for the future.