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Left to right: Exchanges Showcase 2016, Canford Heath School pupils’ performance at the 25th Anniversary of Anthony Caro’s ‘Sea Music’, First Steps Nursery at Roche Court © The Roche Court Educational Trust

2016 was another extremely successful year for the Trust. We worked with more than 10,000 people, which is a record number for us, and we welcomed an increasingly diverse range of groups from schools, colleges, universities, specialist and community groups to the sculpture park. The quality of our programme was highlighted when our Head of Education, Emma Kerr, won The Marsh Award for Excellence in Gallery Education 2016. View our programme of past events for 2016 here. 

Please note that booking is essential for all our events. To book places or to enquire about any of our events please contact us via email: edu@sculpture.uk.com or telephone: 01980 862802

2017 Events Programme

 

Exchanges Showcase 2016 © The Roche Court  Educational Trust

Exchanges Showcase 2016 © The Roche Court Educational Trust

Exchanges Performance and Showcase Event

Sunday 30 April 2017

6.30pm, at Pavilion Dance South West, Bournemouth

Free, booking essential

RSVP: Alexandra Ringham alex@pdsw.org.uk

‘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 explores 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 include sculptures by Barry Flanagan, David Nash, Michael Bolus and David Annesley. The project asks all the students to consider the concepts behind the sculptures as well as form, space and shape in their performances.PDSW-Logo- thumbnail

We invite you to come and see these new performances in our student showcase and presentation.

Find out more about our ‘Exchanges’ Project here

Arts Curriculum Planning and Support for Primary School Teachers © The Roche Court Educational Trust

Arts Curriculum Planning and Support for Primary School Teachers © The Roche Court Educational Trust

Arts Curriculum Planning and Support for Primary School Teachers

Thursday 25 May 2017

5pm – 7pm at the New Art Centre, Roche Court

Free with light refreshments

Join us for an after school workshop designed to review your primary school arts curriculum. Arts professionals from a variety of arts organisations in Wiltshire will be present to offer advice.

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Anthony Caro 'Sea Music' © The Roche Court Educational Trust

Anthony Caro ‘Sea Music’ © The Roche Court Educational Trust

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Tuesday 30 May 2017

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

£10 to include a drink and canapes on arrival

In response to Anthony Caro’s Sea Music, contemporary composer Jim Aitchison has recently been commissioned to write a new work inspired by this monumental public sculpture on Poole Quay. Renowned for exploring the relationship between art and music, Aitchison will discuss his unique approach towards Caro and other projects inspired by the work of Gerhard Richter, Mark Rothko, Richard Deacon, Antony Gormley, Anish Kapoor, Peter Randall-Page and Doris Salcedo amongst others. The talk will be preceded by an opportunity to see the current displays at the New Art Centre.

Please note booking for this event is through the Salisbury International Arts Festival: www.salisburyfestival.co.uk

 

Michael Craig-Martin 'Bulb (Magenta)' © the artist and courtesy New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Michael Craig-Martin ‘Bulb (Magenta)’ © the artist and courtesy New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

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Family Workshop

Thursday 1 June 2017

10am – 12.30pm or 1.30pm – 4pm at the New Art Centre, Roche Court

Families are invited to be curious about contemporary art! What do the sculptures on display at the New Art Centre mean to you? Bring your imagination and be led on an interactive tour of the sculpture park to explore the current exhibitions. We will use our findings to inspire creations of our own. Please note this workshop is a Salisbury International Arts Festival event.

 

Laura Ford 'Days of Judgement' (Cat 7) © the artist and courtesy New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Laura Ford ‘Days of Judgement’ (Cat 7) © the artist and courtesy New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Artists’ Studio Visit:
Laura Ford & Andrew Sabin

Wednesday 14 June 2017

12.30 – 4pm

£20 per person, includes travel from Roche Court to London departing at 9.45am

Join the Trust for a tour of Laura Ford’s and Andrew Sabin’s studio and hear from both artists about the daily life of the studio and the current exhibitions and projects they are respectively working towards. All will have the opportunity to explore and experiment in workshops led by the artists to bring exciting ideas to the classroom and your own practice as a teacher and artist.

 

 

 

Teachers' Open Evening, February 2017 © The Roche Court Educational Trust

Teachers’ Open Evening, February 2017 © The Roche Court Educational Trust

Teachers’ Open Evening

Tuesday 20 June 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 will be to preview the newly installed exhibition. The evening will be an opportunity to network, discuss and enjoy looking at contemporary art with other other professionals and learn more about the Trust’s programme of opportunities and events.

 

Olivia Bax 'Zest' © the artist

Olivia Bax ‘Zest’ © the artist

Paper Like Steel: Teacher training with artist Olivia Bax

Wednesday 28 June 2017

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

£25 per person, includes all materials

Artist Olivia Bax will lead practical workshops to consider making sculpture out of paper and card within a classroom setting. In particular the workshops will explore the possibilities of using paper, and how this inexpensive material has a wealth of sculptural possibilities. Teachers will take part in guided tours of the current exhibitions by specialist staff, including work by Anthony Caro, for whom Olivia has worked as a studio assistant. The day will also include group discussion and practical activities. All the activities will link to national curriculum aims and classroom learning.  The day will encourage an enjoyment and confidence in looking, thinking and speaking about modern and contemporary art.

Save the date:

Summer Family Workshop Programme: Wednesday 9 August, Thursday 17 August, Wednesday 23 August

Teachers’ Open Evening: Tuesday 10 October 2017