Painting with Light

Painting with Light is a new project by the Sidney Nolan Trust. Funded through Herefordshire’s a Great Place, the project which focuses on young people will explore Sidney Nolan’s Polaroid photographs and his early use of digital imagery and editing. The group will work with Urban Projections, a leading digital arts company led by artist Rebecca Smith. Together they will imagine and create a new artwork that will be projected onto the exterior of Rodd Court, a Grade II listed building and former home of Sir Sidney Nolan in Spring 2020.


Hidden Gems is a three-year grant scheme, delivered by Herefordshire's a Great Place, that brings together the arts, heritage, rural communities and the creative use of digital technology.

Between 2018 and 2020, Hidden Gems will invest £108,000 in creativity and communities across Herefordshire. The grant scheme is co-funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England.

At its core, the grant scheme supports creative projects that use the arts and digital technology to raise the profile of 'hidden' heritage.


Pupils from four local primary schools, in collaboration with multimedia experimentalist Rebecca Smith (Urban Projections), have created new digital artwork in response to Nolan’s computer graphics and the hundreds of polaroid photographs that Nolan made in his lifetime. Work created during the project is presented through a series of roving projections using Rodd Court and surroundings as a canvas.

Saturday 29 February, 6.00 pm, The Rodd, Presteigne. Free entry and light refreshments.