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: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 01980 862802
2017 Events Programme
With Jamie Hobson, Programme Director of Graphic Communication, London College of Communication
Tuesday 10 October 2017
5pm – 7pm, FREE with light refreshments, booking essential
Join us for a special tour of the current exhibitions at the New Art Centre. To celebrate the BIG draw campaign, Jamie Hobson, from London College of Communication, will give a presentation on ways that ‘non-drawers’ such as scientists, engineers, doctors, electricians and plumbers use drawing as an aid to inform, explain, analyse, innovate, explore and deduce. Jamie will also lead an interactive workshop ‘But I Can’t Draw’ to explore thinking through drawing.
Artist Talk: Toby Ziegler
Monday 16 October 2017
2pm – 4pm
Free, booking essential – limited places
Toby Ziegler will talk about his current exhibition at the New Art Centre. The event will be a unique opportunity to hear the artist’s perspective about his practice and the themes surrounding his work. The audience will have the opportunity to explore the exhibition before listening to the talk.
Toby Ziegler’s exhibition opens at the New Art Centre on Saturday 23 September. To see more information click here.
The BIG Draw Family Workshop ‘Living Lines’
Tuesday 24 October 2017
10am – 12.30pm
£5 per child*, aged 6-13.
Although there is no cost for the accompanying adult(s) we are very grateful for donations to the Trust.
*Please note all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Places strictly limited, booking essential.
To celebrate the BIG Draw Festival, a national initiative to encourage everyone to draw, we will explore the sculptures at Roche Court, focusing in particular on our current exhibition of work by Toby Ziegler in the context of the festival theme ‘Living Lines’.
Thursday 9 November 2017
5pm – 7.30pm, FREE with light refreshments, booking essential
We invite teachers, tutors and careers advisors from secondary schools, colleges and universities to join us for a consultation evening to explore what support is currently available for students to learn more about the arts industries. Jamie Hobson, Programme Director of Graphic Communication, London College of Communication and Emma Sheldon, Design Lead, Dyson, will lead discussions with their own knowledge and experiences as educators and industry professionals, as well as in the case of Emma, reflections on recent personal experiences as a student. These presentations will be used as provocations to consider the current landscape of careers support for students and how we can all work together in the future to strengthen this guidance into the creative industries.
All attending will take part in workshops to negotiate partnerships for the future on how the Trust and our partners will be able to offer robust advice and support.
ARTiculation Support Session at the New Art Centre
Wednesday 15 November 2017
5pm – 7pm
Year 12- 13 students Free, limited places
FREE support session developing critical thinking, visual analysis, and public speaking skills
ARTiculation Support Sessions are designed to provide students wishing to take part in ARTiculation with the opportunity to ask questions and talk about their selected artwork, artefact or architecture. During this two-hour session, students will:
- meet with an ARTiculation Alumni and get the chance to hear about their experience
- learn how to conquer nerves, physically prepare, and successfully deliver a presentation to large audiences
- practice at being an ARTiculation Adjudicator
- introduce and talk about their selected artwork, artefact or architecture
ARTiculation supports the national Arts Award initiative for both Silver and Gold (gaining up to 16 UCAS points), the EPQ, the Duke of Edinburgh Award, and UCAS personal statements.
SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday 6 December 2017
Teachers’ Open Evening, 5pm – 7pm
A special preview of the newly installed exhibition of new work by Dorothy Cross. An opportunity to network with other teachers and celebrate the end of the year together with a glass of mulled wine and mince pies!