Our highlights of 2019

We reflect on the highlights of our 2019 creative programme, ready for the launch of our 2020 programme, coming soon.

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The bushfires in Australia would have been of great concern to Sidney Nolan.  As a young man, he would travel throughout the bush and wider landscape and be inspired by their extraordinary beauty – later to be represented in many of his works.

The Sidney Nolan Trust supports the disaster relief work currently being undertaken by the Australian Red Cross who work directly with impacted communities to support people who have lost homes, livelihoods and even friends and family to these tragic fires. If you are able, you can make an individual donation through their website. 

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For further details on the fires and other ways you can support the organisations doing amazing work on the ground, you can visit the Australian High Commission in London's homepage which is being regularly updated.

 

 

 

STAY WITH US

Modern art lovers now have a unique opportunity to stay in a cottage on the 250 acre Rodd estate formerly owned by Sir Sidney Nolan. The lovely one-bedroom cottage, formerly the gardener’s cottage, sits amongst a collection of medieval buildings which centre around Rodd Court, the Jacobean manor house Sidney lived in with his wife Mary.  There is space to paint or write and guests are free to wander the grounds and gardens and take in the tranquil location which first drew Sidney to live there.

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HIDDEN GEMS: 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.

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SIR SIDNEY NOLAN

‘Nolan has pursued his own path. His predominantly figurative style has been an aesthetic refuge for eyes and minds bored by abstraction. His imagination is endlessly questing and his artistic and technical invention perhaps unparalleled.’ Jane Clark, 1987

Self-taught and experimental, from the outset Nolan was resolutely modern.

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RODD COURT

Rodd Court is the historic manor house at the heart of our estate that sits astride the
English / Welsh border.

Acquiring Rodd Court reunites the original estate and enables us to progress plans to fully realise Sidney and Mary's vision for the Trust they founded

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The Nolan 100

A birthday tribute to Sidney Nolan from 100 individuals worldwide.                   

In 2017 we invited people who knew Sidney, worked with him, or have been influenced by his work or his legacy to choose a ‘favourite’ Nolan work and tell us why.

No.21 Steve Hart Dressed as a Girl -Jennifer Higgie

My favourite Sidney Nolan work must be the 'Ned Kelly' series from 1946. I partly grew up in Canberra, and seeing these …

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No 62. Head - Celia Johnson

I was preparing to write about a different painting; I’m drawn to Sidney Nolan’s beautifully strange and often disquieting…

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No 74. Mrs Reardon at Glenrowan - Adrian Kelly

I like the contrast of the beautifully sublime landscapes and the harsher superimposed figures in Nolan’s Ned Kelly paintings…

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