CULTIVATE is a new programme, based at The Sidney Nolan Trust, for young people aged 15 to 25 with an interest in the arts and who want to meet other young creatives, to investigate, experiment and make.

The Cultivate Programme has been running since June 2021. It provides young people with an interest in the arts, a social space and the opportunity to work with professional artists and makers to explore, discuss and question ideas.

To date, the young people have worked with a wide range of artists including Lal Davies, Stefhan Caddick, Jony Easterby, Giles W Bennett, Paul Granjon & Heather Peak (Studio Morison).

Cultivate is led by artist, technologist and educator Emma Posey. The programme is open and actively invites young people to join the group at any time. Cultivate is open to all who are aged 15-25 yrs. No previous artistic experience is required.

Next Session: Gemma Costin
Saturday 21 May 2022, 10 am to 1 pm, Sidney Nolan Trust, The Rodd, Presteigne, LD8 2LL

For the next Cultivate event, we will be welcoming artist, Gemma Costin.

Gemma is currently studying MA Fine Art at Hereford College of Arts. Gemma describes herself as “a renegade botanist”. Informed by biophilic concerns and passions, her recent work Wanderlust (located at The Rodd) is a travelling seedpod-cum-caravan that used to be the artist’s home. Wanderlust; Version 3.0 was been created especially for Coventry Biennial. Gemma’s current work is engaged with the making of scent. To find out more about Gemma's work click here

Saturday 11 June, 10.00 am – 1 pm, Faith Limbrick

Faith is 2022 Resident Artist with The Sidney Nolan Trust. Her practice includes film, music, writing and storytelling. Faith is currently working with the former Kitchen Garden at The Rodd and is interested in ideas of growing, and the role food plays in us coming together. She is also developing limited artists' editions. Faith studied Intermedia Art in Edinburgh and her work has been published in national and international exhibitions and publications.

Saturday 23 July, 11.00 am – 3 pm, Thomas Goddard

Tom lives and works in Cardiff. His art includes video, installation, performance, drawing and social arts practice through which he explores the effects of digital technology on our lived experience. Tom is a member of Gentle/Radical collective who were shortlisted for the 2021 Turner Prize.

If you would like to attend any of the sessions, please sign up here.

If you have any questions, access needs or would like help signing up, please contact Antony, Creative Producer at Sidney Nolan Trust via 01544 260149 or

Cultivate is funded by the Community Foundation Wales

To see short films made during the session with Lal Davies visit Cultivate at Sidney Nolan Trust - Input/Output on Vimeo.

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