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The Trust was founded by Sir Sidney Nolan as a place for creative exploration and encounters.     Explore this site to find out how we are delivering his vision.

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Creative projects that raise self esteem, enhance individual learning and enrich people's lives

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"I feel that I can arrive almost anywhere in the world now and feel, in some way, at home"

About Sidney Nolan

 

Undisturbed since Nolan died, his studio at The Rodd is a tribute to his extraordinary life and creative practice

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Supporting established and emerging artists, composers and musicians

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#ARTISTS' CAMPS

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A SNAPSHOT OF NOLAN'S WORKING LIFE

Opened in 2017 for the first time since his death in 1992

SIDNEY NOLAN'S STUDIO

What's on

Sidney Nolan: Spray Paintings             
2 May - 29 August 2018

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WHAT WE DO

Residencies, artists camps, master classes, creative workshops and more

Our programmes

Green Room Blog

Stories, pictures and films from residency artists, learning programme participants, workshop and masterclass students and artist campers sharing their experiences and responses to time spent at The Rodd

SIDNEY NOLAN

Self-taught, experimental and innovative Nolan considered himself a citizen of the world and from the outset was resolutely modern

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The Nolan 100

A birthday tribute to Sidney Nolan from 100 individuals worldwide.                   

In 2017 we invited people who knew Sidney, worked with him, or have been influenced by his work or his legacy to choose a ‘favourite’ Nolan work and tell us why.

No 61. Riverbend - Christina Slade

During the 1970s, Nolan’s River Bend sequence was hung above the dining hall in Bruce Hall, at the Australian National University…

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No 98. Burke and Wills expedition 'Gray sick' - Gary Sangster

Coming from Sydney’s western suburbs, a sprawling empire of parochial masculinity, a certain durable, resilient intellectualism…

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No 74. Mrs Reardon at Glenrowan - Adrian Kelly

I like the contrast of the beautifully sublime landscapes and the harsher superimposed figures in Nolan’s Ned Kelly paintings…

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Learning Programme

The Learning Programme enables children, young people and their families to engage in innovative arts practice and to respond creatively to the landscape and our rural heritage. The programme aims to enhance individual learning, raise self-esteem and enrich people's lives, helping them develop social, emotional and practical skills.

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