Looking, thinking, speaking


The Roche Court Educational Trust (RCET) works with teachers, young people and specialist groups to develop confidence and skills by looking, thinking and speaking about art. Our aim is to provide a greater understanding and enjoyment of the culture of our age. We encourage everyone to speak amongst themselves and in public about the visual world, raising their aspirations and increasing their knowledge.

School children with David Annesley, ‘Untitled (Circle)’ © the artist and courtesy New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

The charity is based at the New Art Centre sculpture park and gallery. Our programme is led by experts and supported by artists who exhibit at Roche Court.

We organise a programme of tours, lectures, discussions, projects and workshops, all of which are open to students, teachers, community and specialist groups.

RCET was founded in 2005 and continues to grow year on year, providing a valuable educational resource on a regional, national and international basis.

The impact you had on our students’ engagement with contemporary art was outstanding.  Your use of open  questioning and age specific information really helped ensure all students left with a much more in-depth understanding of artist work and their intentions. – Teacher Testimonial