The Rodd: Its Architecture, People, and Landscape


The Rodd: Its Architecture, People, and Landscape. An exhibition in the former home of Sir Sidney and Lady Nolan.  Visitors will, for the first time, be allowed access to the ground floor rooms of the Jacobean manor house, Rodd Court.


Border Country

Programmed to coincide with h.Art week, the county’s largest annual assembly of artists, Border Country celebrates the work of five artists, each of whom takes inspiration from the landscapes of the English-Welsh borders. Daniel Crawshaw, Beth Fletcher, Lois Hopwood and Ciara Lewis are all established painters, whilst Tony Hall is regarded as one of the UK’s leading big ware throwers.

All works are for sale.




Sidney Nolan's Studio

Housed in a 17th-century barn, this is Nolan’s last studio and the only one to remain in situ.

It contains well over 1,000 items. Cans of his favourite spray paints, stocks of dry pigment to be mixed with the ‘new’ white glue, PVA, alkyd gel medium and tins of household enamel, a material Nolan used throughout his career, still line the studio shelves. The flat bench that he worked from is covered in paint brushes, spatulas and paint tins as if poised for another painting session. Brushes, squeegees, rags, crates, books, toy boats and planes and piles of vinyl LPs fill spaces on or under tables and shelves.

The Studio, with paintings from the Trust’s Nolan collection and notebooks, catalogues and personal objects from our archive showing in the adjacent Gallery, offers visitors a privileged insight into the life and work of this visionary artist.

We are proud to be members of the Artist's Studio Museum Network - a Europe-wide group created to broaden awareness of these charismatic spaces that have given birth to the world's greatest art. artiststudiomuseum.org