Each summer we host students, graduates and staff from art colleges and universities across the UK.

In the spirit of the Sydney Artists' Camps* of more than a century ago, and of Sidney Nolan's own vision for The Rodd, these week-long 'camps' offer participants the chance to walk, talk, review their practice, experiment and share ideas with each other and the public.

In previous years we have been delighted to host camps for students from Wimbledon School of Arts, Cardiff School of Arts/Cardiff Metropolitan University, Manchester School of Art, Slade School of Fine Art and Hereford College of Arts.

*Curlew Camp in Sydney was one such artist camp of the late 19th century. A walk has been recreated there tracing the journey of the artists from the ferry where they disembarked to their campsite. To echo this, the Sidney Nolan Trust is creating walks through and around our site which will also connect with major long distance routes such as the Mortimer Trail and Offa's Dyke. This will allow artists and visitors alike to recreate that connection with the land usually experienced by those who work the land.

If you are interested in setting up camp in 2019 please email us: