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Current & Upcoming

  • Kate Green: At the Water's Edge

    May 16, 2024 - July 13, 2024 • 11am - 4pm

    • Exhibition
    • Current

    Kate is an artist-explorer who wonders and wanders in the local landscape, drawing from archaeological artefacts, social history and other forms of research. Moving across disciplines, with story at its heart, her work offers a bittersweet encounter with the natural world. At the Water’s Edge is a layered response to Glacial Lake Wigmore in North Herefordshire, inspired by a postcard that Sidney Nolan sent from his 1964 visit to Antarctica.

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  • Daisy Dixon: A Presence, A Home?

    May 16, 2024 - July 13, 2024 • 11am - 4pm

    • Exhibition
    • Current

    Daisy's work seeks out concealed narratives within home spaces, employing speculation and personal experiences to unravel the past. Images created using drawing, print and photography will occupy the space in different ways to heighten the sense of what Daisy has discovered through her engagement with the environment of Rodd Court and its occupation.

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  • Halfterm workshop for young people - Pinhole Photography

    May 30, 2024 - May 30, 2024 • 11am - 2.30pm

    • Workshop
    • Upcoming

    Learn how to create unique photos by making your own pinhole camera!

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  • Abet

    June 1, 2024 - June 1, 2024 • 10am - 2pm

    • Workshop
    • Upcoming

    Abet is our new arts programme for adults 25+. We meet at The Rodd and explore different aspects of contemporary art practice, make art and eat good food!

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  • Cultivate

    July 27, 2024 - July 27, 2024 • 10am - 4pm

    • Workshop
    • Upcoming

    Cultivate is our creative programme for young people aged 14 - 25.

    Cultivate is a great way for young people to develop their creative thinking and making skills through research and experimentation.

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  • MAKE

    Monday Weekly • 3.30pm - 5pm

    • Workshop
    • Upcoming

    MAKE is our weekly arts club for young people aged 8 - 13.

    MAKE sessions offer a fun social space to experiment with a wide range of creative ideas, art forms and materials.

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  • FREE Community Day

    July 6, 2024 - July 6, 2024 • 12 noon - 5pm

    • Event
    • Upcoming

    Welcome to the annual FREE Community Day at The Sidney Nolan Trust! Join us for a day filled with live music, storytelling, art activities, food and drink. This event is a great opportunity to connect with the community and explore the beautiful surroundings of The Rodd. See you there!

    This year we are delighted to have live music by Iris Rei, Toby Hay, Presteigne Pop Choir and storytelling by Fiona Collins.

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  • Hogback Hills

    July 18, 2024 - September 28, 2024 • 11am - 4pm

    • Exhibition
    • Upcoming

    The picturesque Hogback Hills above Kington are Pre-Cambrian volcanoes and the oldest rocks in Wales. This exhibition presents new drawings, paintings, photography and sculpture by over 20 artists to reveal and illuminate the extraordinary geological, ecological and human story of Hanter Hill, Worsell Wood and Stanner Rocks.

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  • Romantic Thread in British Art - Tim Craven

    August 3, 2024 - August 3, 2024 • 2pm

    • Event
    • Upcoming

    In this illustrated talk, artist Tim Craven will consider why British artists are innately drawn to a romantic sensibility.

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  • Drypoint printmaking workshop for adults / families - Adrienne Craddock

    August 3, 2024 - August 3, 2024 • 11am - 3.30pm

    • Workshop
    • Upcoming

    Printmaker Adrienne Craddock leads a one day drypoint printmaking workshop for adults or family groups.

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  • The Wonder of Trees! - A family workshop

    August 10, 2024 - August 10, 2024 • 1.30pm - 3.30pm

    • Workshop
    • Upcoming

    In this family friendly workshop we will take a stroll round the grounds getting to know some of the individual trees and the way they live. Everyone is invited to make their own little fold-out artists’ book of drawings as we go and will then create a large portrait of our favourite tree.

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  • Pigments Into Paint & Ink - Fiona McIntyre

    August 17, 2024 - August 17, 2024 • 11am - 3.30pm

    • Workshop
    • Upcoming

    Artist Fiona McIntyre is delighted to return to The Rodd to conduct another Pigments into Paints and Ink workshop. A member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and founder member of The Arborealists Fiona works with natural materials combining quality mineral pigments such as lapis, lazuli, terre verte, foraged ochres and plant material.

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  • The Place of the Hill in British Art - Richard Gilbert

    September 7, 2024 - September 7, 2024 • 2pm

    • Event
    • Upcoming

    In this illustrated talk, artist Richard Gilbert considers why British landscape artists through the centuries have taken to hills and high places.

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  • Imaginary Marches Landscapes - Richard Gilbert

    September 14, 2024 - September 14, 2024 • 11am - 3.30pm

    • Workshop
    • Upcoming

    Join Richard Gilbert for a free fun filled drop in workshop to create a 10-metre long colourful geological section of the Marches. Suitable for families and people of all ages.

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  • Treescapes in Watercolour - Richard Bavin

    September 21, 2024 - September 21, 2024 • 11am - 3.30pm

    • Workshop
    • Upcoming

    A short ‘tree safari’ around The Rodd's grounds before settling in front of your chosen treescape to make a series of rapid sketches, capturing character and light. Back in the art room we will spend the afternoon experimenting freely on large sheets of paper, turning our sketches into more personal interpretations.

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  • Introduction to Astrophotography - Rebecca Reynolds

    October 4, 2024 - October 4, 2024 • 7pm - 11pm

    • Workshop
    • Upcoming

    In this workshop, photographer Rebecca Reynolds will be guiding us across the night sky. Discover how to pick out the visible constellations, photograph the stars, process your digital images, print them and make a book to take home. Wrap up warm and journey across space and back in time.

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  • Earth Photo 2024

    Summer 2024 • 11am - 4pm

    • Exhibition
    • Upcoming

    Earth Photo presents images and short films that focus on the pressing issues affecting our planet to stimulate conversations about our environment and the impact of climate change. A selection of shortlisted entries and prize-winners are presented outdoors at large-scale.

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  • Jony Easterby: Dead Standing

    Permanent

    • Installation
    • Current

    As fire passes through landscape, we witness loss and destruction and the remains of a sublime beauty inherent in its force. Dead Standing is a new dry garden installation drawing on Australian bushfire narratives, drought resistant planting and the processes of regeneration.

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2024

  • Painting with Light

    March 23, 2024 - May 11, 2024 • 11am - 4pm

    • Exhibition
    • Past

    Launched in 1981, Quantel’s computer graphics workstation, the ‘Paintbox’ marked the dawn of the digital image and changed the visual world forever. The exhibition reveals the first digital artwork ever created by Sidney Nolan as well as other important artists pioneering this technology.

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  • Sidney Nolan Birthday Lecture - Ben Rawlence

    April 27, 2024 - April 27, 2024 • 3pm - 4.30pm

    • Event
    • Past

    Learning to see with ancient eyes – Reflections on climate, education and social change

    We are delighted that Ben Rawlence will present the inaugural Sidney Nolan Birthday Lecture. Ben is an award-winning writer and activist. He is the co-founder and Chief Executive of Black Mountains College. His latest book is The Treeline: The Last Forest and the Future of Life on Earth.

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  • Painting with Light - FREE online talk

    May 1, 2024 - May 1, 2024 • 8pm - 9pm

    • Event
    • Past

    In this FREE online talk and discussion, pioneering 1980's Paintbox artists Richard Bain and Adrian Wilson will analyze and contextualize Sidney Nolan’s first digital images, created on Quantel's 1981 Paintbox, discussing this revolutionary tool's wider importance and implications, both in the History of Art and in today's digital world.

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  • Easter workshop for young people - Painting with Light

    April 2, 2024 - April 2, 2024 • 11am - 2.30pm

    • Workshop
    • Past

    Based on our current exhibition Painting with Light, this workshop will playfully explore montage, photography and digital technology.

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  • Easter workshop for young people - Celebrating Spring

    March 26, 2024 - March 26, 2024 • 11am - 2.30pm

    • Workshop
    • Past

    A joyful, varied workshop to honor the unfurling nature around us and Easter traditions connecting us to the land. Drawing, planting, printing, collecting and making.

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2023

  • Ingrid Pumayalla Residency

    September 21, 2023 - September 30, 2023

    • Residency
    • Past

    Ingrid's practice approaches identity and loss as subjects to reflect on migration as a global phenomenon. Ingrid's residency is in tandem with the exhibition Plant Communitas.

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  • Plant Communitas

    August 3, 2023 - September 30, 2023

    • Exhibition
    • Past

    The Plant Communitas exhibition features a community of artists from diverse practices and places. The artists work locally, nationally, and internationally and are united by their interests in human-plant relations.

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  • Earth Photo 2023

    July 13, 2023 - September 30, 2023

    • Exhibition
    • Past

    Earth Photo explores images and short films that focus on the pressing issues affecting our planet to stimulate conversations about our environment and the impact of climate change. The shortlisted entries and prize-winners are presented at large-scale outdoors.

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  • Rick Greswell: Silent Spring

    June 22, 2023 - July 29, 2023

    • Exhibition
    • Past

    Inspired by the seminal environmental work of Rachel Carson in 1962, the artwork highlights the rapid decline and threat to British breeding birds by reference to their songs, which are rapidly disappearing from our countryside.

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  • Dean Cross: SOMETIMES I MISS THE APPLAUSE

    May 25, 2023 - July 29, 2023

    • Exhibition
    • Past

    SOMETIMES I MISS THE APPLAUSE positions a new Nolan for the 21st century. Informed by his work for the Royal Ballet and originally commissioned by the Heide Museum, Nolan's spiritual home, this exhibition looks at art and life in a post-Nolan Australia.

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  • Sidney Nolan Revealed

    June 22, 2023 - September 30, 2023

    • Exhibition
    • Past

    Sidney Nolan’s former home, 17th Century Rodd Court, will be used to present new and evolving interpretations of the artist’s life and work. A series of new displays reveal the concept of Process as central to Nolan’s artwork and expose new artworks and artefacts from the Trust’s collection and archive.

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  • Jony Easterby & Pippa Taylor: In Praise of Shadows

    March 30, 2023 - June 17, 2023

    • Exhibition
    • Past

    In culmination of their year with the Trust, 2022 Resident Artists present an exhibition exploring patterns of shadows, light and the darkness formed by the interplay of plants and light, drawing on the influence of Sidney Nolan’s epic Paradise Garden artworks.

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  • Philip Hughes: Thirty Years of Landscape

    March 30, 2023 - May 20, 2023

    • Exhibition
    • Past

    This survey exhibition selects from a range of landscapes that have been key sources for the artist over thirty years. There are paintings from the U.K, Ireland, France, Australia, Peru, and Antarctica, drawing parallels with Nolan's travels and captivation with primal landscapes.

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  • Kate Harvey: Inside Out

    March 30, 2023 - September 30, 2023

    • Sculpture
    • Past

    Inside Out embraces both exterior and interior landscapes and seeks to honour the natural, feminine and domestic. Responding to the environment at The Rodd, Harvey’s sculptures focus on the emptiness of the Granary, reflecting on manual labour, the dependence on the land and the harvest and storage of fodder.

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  • Rick Greswell - The Buzzer

    March 30, 2023 - September 30, 2023

    • Sculpture
    • Past

    The Buzzer references the nickname of a Russian military radio station, call-sign UVB-76 that has continuously broadcast the same tone and enigmatic coded messages for many years. It speaks from, and reminds us of the era of the Cold War when the threat of nuclear Armageddon and the projection of military power beyond borders was regarded as an ever-present danger. Two months after this work was completed, Russian forces invaded Ukraine.

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  • Cultivate Exhibition

    March 11, 2023 - March 11, 2023

    • Exhibition
    • Past

    This pop-up exhibition presents new artwork made by members of our youth arts programme Cultivate.

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2022

  • Mappa Marches

    October 6, 2022 - October 29, 2022

    • Exhibition
    • Past

    The Mappa Marches touring exhibition brings together 7 artist, 2 poets and an aerial filmmaker to celebrate the solace and magic of our landscape history and culture.

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  • Ngawiya.Ngubadi (To Give With Love)

    July 21, 2022 - October 1, 2022

    • Exhibition
    • Past

    In partnership with Aboriginal Art UK, we are delighted to present a major exhibition of indigenous Australian Art. The exhibition features artworks by renowned Aboriginal artists, as well as some emerging talents.

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  • Fiona McIntyre: Dreaming The Land

    May 26, 2022 - October 1, 2022

    • Exhibition
    • Past

    In Dreaming The Land, McIntyre expresses an imagined landscape by a synergy of objects drawn from the personal collection of Sidney Nolan. She is interested in his unique vision of landscape imagined, remembered and expressed from a perspective of separation and time.

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  • Konstantina (Kate Constantine)

    July 18, 2022 - August 14, 2022

    • Residency
    • Past

    Konstantina (Kate Constantine) is a proud Gadigal woman of the Eora nation and a neo-contemporary indigenous artist. She is re-imagining the traditions of her peoples’ dot painters and providing a modern narrative for all Australians to better understand First Nations People as part of the fabric of Australia.

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  • Sidney Nolan: The Celtic Image

    May 26, 2022 - July 16, 2022

    • Exhibition
    • Past

    Inspired by his ancestral home in the Burren, County Clare, Ireland, Nolan created a series of large monochrome spray paintings, which reveal his fascination with the ancient Celtic landscape and cultural symbols. This is the first presentation in the UK of Nolan's complete Celtic Image series.

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  • Jim Carter: Of Black Shires

    March 31, 2022 - October 29, 2022

    • Sculpture
    • Past

    Jim Carter is an environmental artist working in sculpture, ritual, sound and photography to explore themes of loss, remembrance and regeneration in relation to animals and landscape.

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  • Daniel MacCarthy: The Peace Of Wild Things

    March 31, 2022 - May 21, 2022

    • Exhibition
    • Past

    Daniel MacCarthy is a painter who studied at the Royal Drawing School and then attended the inventive Turps painting programme. We present a major solo exhibition of his work completed during his 12-month residency at The Rodd.

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  • Sidney Nolan: Polaroids

    March 31, 2022 - May 14, 2022

    • Exhibition
    • Past

    Sidney Nolan's Photographic Archive extends to some 30,00 images that span his personal life and career. This exhibition focuses on his imaginative use of Polaroid photography.

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2021

  • Sidney Nolan: The Colour of the Sky - Auschwitz Paintings

    August 12, 2021 - September 25, 2021

    • Exhibition
    • Past

    The World Premiere of Sidney Nolan's Auschwitz paintings.

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  • Sidney Nolan: Polaroids

    June 17, 2021 - July 31, 2021

    • Exhibition
    • Past

    Sidney Nolan's Photographic Archive extends to some 30,00 images that span his personal life and career. This exhibition focuses on his imaginative use of Polaroid photography.

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  • Nolan à l’Atelier 17

    May 20, 2021 - August 7, 2021

    • Exhibition
    • Past

    In 1957/58 Nolan spent time in Paris with the influential printmaker Stanley William Hayter. This exhibition includes previously unseen works that Nolan made in Paris as well as works by leading surrealist artists associated with Hayter's studio.

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  • Simon Dorrell: Jackdaws for Company

    May 26, 2021 - September 25, 2021

    • Exhibition
    • Past
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