Educational visits to explore the materials; ideas and images of Modern and Contemporary Sculpture within an archaeological and historical context.
The Roche Court Educational Trust, with The Salisbury Museum, provide led visits to explore the sculptures exhibited at the New Art Centre, Roche Court. Students are encouraged to explore the artists’ ideas as well as their own interpretations, considering the sculpture through an archaeological and historical context.
Groups will be led on a tour of the sculptures at the New Art Centre to discuss individual perceptions whilst exploring the artists’ motivations and how the materials, ideas and images may fit into a wider context. Students will consider archaeological discoveries and our understanding of the world, both now and of generations before. Similar to the process of both artists’ and archaeologists, we will record our own discoveries, making sense of our observations.
Salisbury Museum is home to some of the oldest objects in Southern Britain, including hand axes made from the region’s flint and a selection of the earliest bronze tools. This archaeology gives us an insight into how humans were thinking thousands of years ago. As a species we have always been driven to shape the world around us. Even more fascinating is how every generation finds themselves subconsciously drawn back to the same iconic shapes, materials and images.