Past Events 2014

In 2014 The Roche Court Educational Trust worked with more people than ever before and exceeded record figures in the history of the Trust. The Trust welcomed an ever-widening group of people from schools, colleges, universities, specialist and community groups to the sculpture park.

Audience attending Toby Ziegler in Conversation Summer 2014 with 'Head (foam)' and new works in the gallery by Toby Ziegler © the artist and the New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Audience attending Toby Ziegler in Conversation Summer 2014 with ‘Head (foam)’ and new works in the gallery by Toby Ziegler © the artist and New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Highlights of our programme included careers seminar ‘Visual Thinkers’, an introduction led by design and media experts. Talks and workshops were held for teachers and students led by exhibiting artists including David Batchelor, Toby Ziegler, Michael Craig-Martin and Gavin Turk, a film screening of Linder’s ‘Ultimate Form’ and a conversation with Siobhan Davies Dance, an investigative contemporary arts organisation with the founder Siobhan Davies .

Our work with both teachers and family groups has increased this year. In every school holiday we have offered family workshops and we have held Teachers Open Evenings in each academic term. Working closely with teachers we tailor our programme to support the curriculum and we provide innovative offers to schools such as ‘Art after Dark’ twilight tours to explore the neon exhibition by Gavin Turk. We specialise in working closely with teachers and where necessary provide support and knowledge about modern and contemporary art.

The Trust works on a number of successful projects in partnership with other organisations. These include ‘The Multi-Sensory Project’ with Larkrise Special Educational Needs School working with children with profound or multiple disabilities. We work with Tedworth House the Help for Heroes recovery centre supporting speaking, listening and creative skills. Other partners are Pavilion Dance South West, Salisbury International Arts Festival, Mencap South Wiltshire, Salisbury and South Wilts Museum and aspex gallery.

Our aim is to develop confidence and skills by looking, thinking and speaking.

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School students with Gavin Turk’s installation ‘We Are One’ © the artist and New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Gavin Turk: ‘Art After Dark’

8 November 2014 – 8 February 2015

Schools took 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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Gavin Turk’s illustrated lecture

Gavin Turk: An Illustrated Lecture

Friday 28 October 11:30-1 and 2-4 at the New Art Centre, Roche Court

Artist Gavin Turk will discuss his current exhibition. The event will be a unique opportunity to hear the artist’s inspirations and themes behind the work.  The audience will have the opportunity to explore the current exhibition before listening to a talk by the artist and a Q&A session.

 

 

 

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Siobhan Davies ‘Manual’ with Gavin Turk’s exhibition ‘We Are One’ © the artist and New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Siobhan Davies in Manual – Choreography and the Everyday

Monday 24 November 1.30pm – 4pm 

Siobhan Davies, CBE, discussed her work and understanding of choreography as a collaborative contemporary practice in relation to dance, film and visual arts. Davies explored the concept of the body as an archive of movement and showed an extract of her film created with filmmaker David Hinton, All This Can Happen (2012).

The afternoon began with the live work Manual choreographed by Siobhan Davies in collaboration with dance artist Helka Kaski.

 

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Clare Tavernor talking at our Visual Thinkers Careers Seminar

Visual Thinkers, Careers Seminar

13 November 2014

This was an introduction to careers in design and media in the form of a one day seminar for young people aged 16-24 to find out more about creative careers from professionals in the sector. The day demonstrated the importance of visual thinking and how creativity is applied in a variety of roles within design and media, including publishing, television, press and product design. Guest speakers presented their roles and student delegates had the opportunity to ask questions regarding how to pursue a career in the field and  to gain practical advice from professionals, supporting their own studies and future careers.

 

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Michael Craig-Martin, Wheelbarrow (red) 2013 © the artists and New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Big Draw Family Workshop 

An Everyday Perspective

Tuesday 28 October 2014 10am – 12.30pm 

Exploring the theme of this year’s BIG draw ‘Its Our World’ we thought about perspective when looking at sculpture and how the everyday is inspiration for many artists. We specifically looked at the sculpture of Michael Craig-Martin at Roche Court, thinking about objects and their appearance. We discussed the line, shape and colour of the sculptures and used our discoveries to create our own drawings.

 

Students giving a presentation on 'Sea Music' by Anthony Caro

Students giving a presentation on ‘Sea Music’ by Anthony Caro

ARTiculation Discovery Days

Wednesday 15 October at the New Art Centre

Thursday 23 October at Sea Music, Poole Museum

These workshop days enabled students from different schools to work together in order to develop art critical analysis, research and public presentation skills. The Discovering ARTiculation workshop was designed to stimulate students’ interest and understanding of art while developing individual thinking, observation, research, language and presentation skills.

 

 

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Teachers viewing Vicken Parson’s ‘Fourth Wall’ exhibition © the artist and New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Teachers Preview and Open Evening

Thursday 9 October 2014 5-7pm

The Roche Court Educational Trust was pleased to offer a FREE Teachers Opening Evening for teachers. They were taken on special tours of the current exhibitions in the Gallery, Artists’ House and Sculpture Park.

The evening was an opportunity to see the exhibitions and sculpture on display at the New Art Centre, to enjoy looking at modern and contemporary art with like minded professionals and to learn more and ask questions about the Trust’s programme of opportunities and events.

 

 

 

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Family Workshop looking at Bridget Riley ‘Sentito (blue)’ © the artist and New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

 

 

Patterns and Planes -Family Workshop

Wednesday 20th August 10-12:30pm

The workshop introduced families to the summer exhibition in the gallery with work by Toby Ziegler and Bridget Riley. We explored the techniques and materials of each artists’ work and we used our observations to create new patterns and designs for a painting or sculpture of our own.

 

 

 

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Family Workshop looking at the Artists House © the artists and New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

A Home for an Artist -Family Workshop 

Thursday 14th August 10-12:30pm

The workshop explored the Design Show in the Artists’ House. By looking at the  architecture of the Artists’ House and the furniture of Joseph Walsh we created our own designs for future homes and furniture.

 

 

 

 

Mencap group with Eva Rothschild's, Someone and Something © the artist and the New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Mencap group with Eva Rothschild’s, Someone and Something © the artist and New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Sculpture Spectacular with Mencap South Wiltshire

Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th August

Young adults and carers joined us for a two day workshop to explore sculpture. We discovered sculptures throughout the park by using all of our senses and then communicated what we had seen by discussing, drawing and sculpting.

 

 

 

 

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Family Workshop © the artists and New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Drawn from Nature -Family Workshop

Wednesday 6th August 10-12:30 pm

The workshop explored artists who are inspired by nature. Together we looked at sculpture and discovered how the theme of nature has influenced the materials, appearance and atmosphere of the work. We recorded our own journey throughout the landscape of Roche Court through drawing and discussion.

 

 

 

Toby Ziegler, working drawing for installation at the New Art Centre, Roche Court 2014 © the Artist and the New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Toby Ziegler, working drawing for installation at the New Art Centre, Roche Court 2014 © the artist and New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Toby Ziegler in Conversation

Thursday 17 July 6—8pm 

Toby Ziegler discussed his current exhibition in conversation with New Art Centre curator Stephen Feeke. 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 current exhibition before listening to the talk.

 

 

 

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Peter Newman, Skystation, 2005 © the artist and New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Look Up! An evening with Gavin Pretor-Pinney

Wednesday 4 June 6.30 – 9pm

Gavin Pretor-Pinney, the best-selling author of The Cloudspotter’s Guide, gave a fascinating presentation on cloud formations before we had an opportunity to look up at the cloudscape of the early evening in the unique setting at Roche Court.  There was also be a tour of the sculpture park starting with Peter Newman’s ‘Skystation’.

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Joseph Walsh, Artists' House model © the artist and the New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Joseph Walsh, Artists House model © the artist and New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Teachers Special Preview and Open Evening

Bill Woodrow and Richard Deacon Exhibition

Design Show: Joseph Walsh, Daniel Naudé and Johannes Nagel in the Artists’ House

Tuesday 10 June, 5pm – 7pm

A summers’ evening tour of the current exhibitions in the sculpture park, gallery and artists’ house. Teachers enjoyed a special tour of the Design Show by the curator Sarah Griffin. The evening was an opportunity to network, share and enjoy looking at contemporary art with other professionals.

 

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David Nash, Black Butt © the artist and New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Light and Dark: Family Workshop

Tuesday 27 May 10am-12.30pm and 1.30 – 4pm

Families were led on a tour of the sculpture park at Roche Court, to look at the ways in which light and shadow alter our perceptions of the different artworks on show. A number of activities revealed how we describe light and dark through words and drawing.  In particular, we looked at the work of David Nash and considered the materials that he uses to make his sculpture.AGEAS_SIAF_Logo_RGB.160x160px

 

 

 

Teachers attending the Trust's Art Curriculum Planning and Support Training in May 2014

Teachers attending the Trust’s Art Curriculum Planning and Support Training in May 2014

 

 

Arts Curriculum Planning and Support for Primary School Teachers

Monday 19 May 2014 4-7pm

Teachers joined us for an after school session designed to support  writing new Primary School arts curriculum. 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.

Supporters3 The session was also an opportunity to enjoy a  special tour of the current exhibition and to learn more about what each of the organisations offer for schools, including visits and workshops. Staff also talked about how each can support teachers, staff and the school in the future.

 

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Paul Mount ‘Rhomba’ 1982 as part of school installation © the artist and New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Special Educational Needs Teacher Training

Saturday 17 May 11am-3.30pm

Larkrise Special Educational Needs School staff attended a special day at the New Art Centre to see works of art in our three exhibiting spaces the Sculpture Park, Artists’ House and Gallery. Staff were given a tour by Roche Court Educational Trust staff before participating in activities to consider how contemporary art can be introduced in the school and as part of The Multi-Sensory Project.

 

 

 

David Batchelor in Conversation  

David Batchelor, Concreto 1.0h/04, 2013, concrete and coloured glass,190 x 210 x 65mm © Artist and New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

David Batchelor, Concreto 1.0h/04, 2013, concrete and coloured glass,190 x 210 x 65mm
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Tuesday 11 March 2014 11am—1pm

A fascinating event when the artist David Batchelor discussed his work. He talked about his current exhibition ‘Concretos’ in conversation with New Art Centre curator Stephen Feeke. 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 current exhibition before listening to the talk.

 

Illuminate: Family Workshop

Tuesday 18 February 10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4pm  Families explored the exhibition by David Batchelor, thinking about colour and light in the sculptures and paintings.  We were art detectives exploring each sculpture and describing our favourite.  Using our observations we then illuminated the world around us creating our own colourful drawings to take home.

 

Previous Teachers Open Evening in the Artists' House © the Artist and New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Previous Teachers Open Evening in the Artists House © the artist and New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Teachers Special Preview and Open Evening,

David Batchelor Exhibition

Monday 10 February, 5pm – 7pm

The Roche Court Educational Trust held an open evening to learn more about the work of the Trust. Teachers enjoyed a preview of the exhibition showing David Batchelor’s work, with an introductory tour of the exhibition by the New Art Centre curator Stephen Feeke. Teachers used the exhibition to discuss the topic ‘The Art of Asking Questions’, sharing experiences and ideas on how to best support students to talk about art.