Painting with Light

Sidney Nolan was one of the twentieth century's most ground-breaking artists - he came to live and work on the Herefordshire border for the last ten years of his life. Fearless in adopting new materials and techniques, in the mid-1980s Nolan began working with the Quantel Paintbox, a custom graphics system. The Paintbox allowed artists, for the first time, to digitally edit and manipulate images. As part of the 1986 BBC Two television series Painting with Light, Nolan along with artists including David Hockney and Richard Hamilton made new experimental artwork, the likes of which had never been seen before.

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.

Parking including accessible parking. Toilets including wheelchair-accessible facilities. Rodd Court, unfortunately, does not have wheelchair access due to the age of the building. Dogs are welcome but must always be kept on a lead.  

The project is funded by a Hidden Gems grant through Herefordshire A Great Place.


Painting with Light

Painting with Light


The Rodd