Darren Henley and Peter Knott site visit


Darren Henley and Peter Knott site visit

We opened our Gallery and Sidney’s Studio to the public on Wednesday, and welcomed visitors from Hampshire, Aberystwyth… and Arts Council England.

It was a huge pleasure to give Darren Henley, Chief Executive, and Peter Knott, Area Director for the Midlands, the grand tour – taking in Sidney’s spray paintings in the Gallery, his Studio, our Grain Barn workshop, home of our residency and learning programmes, as well as the stunning view up the Hindwell Valley from our car park.

The discussion was as expansive as the views, touching on creative processes, the opportunities and challenges of the rural, contemporising traditional skills, the uncanny parallels between photos of Sidney at work and of young people at our learning programme workshops, drovers ways and Offa’s Dyke.


Keywords: Darren Henley, Peter Knott, Arts Council England