WHAT'S ON

The Rodd, Gallery, House and Gardens are open to visitors between 31 March - 29 October 2022, Thursday - Saturday 11 am - 4 pm.

What's on 2022

  • Painting, Sidney Nolan

    NOW SHOWING | Exhibition
    Sidney Nolan
    The Celtic Image

    26 May - 16 July, Gallery, The Rodd

    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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  • Painting, Fiona McIntyre

    NOW SHOWING | Selling Exhibition
    Fiona McIntyre
    Dreaming The Land

    26 May - 1 October, The Library, Rodd Court

    In Dreaming The Land, McIntyre expresses an imagined landscape inspired 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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  • Sculpture, Jim Carter

    NOW SHOWING | Outdoors
    Jim Carter
    Of Black Shires

    31 March - 29 October, Gardens, The Rodd

    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. Of Black Shires is a new body of site-specific artworks and audio developed for The Rodd in 2022.

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  • NOW SHOWING |
    CHIT
    Jony Easterby

    Continuing his exploration of plants, form and growth during his residency at The Rodd, CHIT is an exploration into the growth of plants and sprouting of seeds in their search for light. The installation will remain in situ for the next six months to explore the form created by the tubers searching shoots in response to light alongside the transformation of space within the frame.

    18x18 = 324 Melody baking potatoes, larch frame and coir twine. To ‘chit’ a potato is to allow it to sprout before planting.

  • Painting, Sidney Nolan

    Exhibition |
    Work from the collection

    31 March - 29 October, Rodd Court

    We care for the world's largest collection of work by Sir Sidney Nolan. A changing display of artworks is presented in his former home, 17th century Rodd Court.

  • Workshop |
    The Artist’s Materials Workshops with artists David Ferry RE and Fiona McIntyre
    Experimental Spray Painting and Natural media
    Saturday 16 July

    10am – 12pm Spray Paint Workshop

    David Ferry will explore some novel and alternative uses of artist spray paint. The workshop will be particularly suitable for absolute beginners as well as more experienced artists who may not have considered spray paint as an alternative, or in conjunction with oil paints, watercolours, or pastels. We will be working in the open air and all materials and safety equipment supplied.

    1pm - 3pm Pigments & Ink Workshop

    Resident artist Fiona McIntyre will demonstrate some of her own media used in the mulling of natural pigments into oil paint and the making of ink from foraged material. Suitable for ages 12 and over. We will be working in the library and all materials and safety equipment will be provided.

    £50 per workshop inclusive of the talk at 3.30pm and entry to The Rodd. £80 for both workshops together. Book here

  • Talk |
    In Conversation. Prof. David Ferry RE and artist Fiona McIntyre

    Saturday 16 July, 3.30 pm – 4.30 pm

    In conjunction with our two current exhibitions, Fiona McIntyre: Dreaming The Land and Sidney Nolan: The Celtic Image artist and President of the Royal Society of Painter/Printmakers Prof. David Ferry and artist Fiona McIntyre come together to discuss the roots of both exhibitions. David Ferry will further unpack the making of Nolan’s large monochromatic spray paintings, inspired by his ancestral home in Ireland and McIntyre will reveal the influence that working with Nolan’s archive has had on her latest body of work.

    Cost – Included in Entry Free
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  • Painting, Kate Constantine

    Selling Exhibition |
    Ngawiya. Ngubadi
    (To Give With Love)

    21 July – 1 October, Gallery, The Rodd

    The Sidney Nolan Trust, in partnership with Aboriginal Art UK is delighted to present a major exhibition of Australian Indigenous artworks at The Rodd. The exhibition will feature artworks by some of Australia’s most established artists and communities as well as up and coming indigenous artists, including Gadigal artist Kate Constantine and Wiradjuri-British artist Jasmine Coe.

  • Residency |
    Konstantina (Kate Constantine)

    18 July - 14 August, The Rodd

    Konstantina (Kate Constantine) is a proud Gadigal woman of the Eora nation and a neo-contemporary indigenous artist. Kate will spend a month in residence at The Rodd to coincide with Ngawiga Ngubadi, a major exhibition of Aboriginal painting.

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  • Learning | Art workshops for children
    Cyanotype photography

    Friday 22 July, 11 am – 12 noon

    A fun hands-on workshop exploring making photographs with the help of the sun.

    Suitable for ages 5 and over. £5 per child
    Parents/Guardians Free.

    Book here

  • Learning | Cultivate Youth Programme
    Thomas Goddard

    Saturday 23 July

    Our July Cultivate session will be led by artist 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.

    Cultivate is Free to attend for anyone aged 15 - 25. Find out more and sign up here

  • Learning | Art workshops for children
    Monoprinting

    Friday 29 July, 11 am – 12 noon

    A fun hands-on workshop making monoprints.

    Suitable for ages 5 and over. £5 per child
    Parents/Guardians Free.

    Book here

  • Art workshops for children |
    Aboriginal Painting for Children with Kate Constantine

    Thursday 4 August, 2 – 3 pm

    A workshop superficially created for jarums (children) by award-winning contemporary Aboriginal dot painter Kate Constantine (Konstantina). In this workshop, the jarjums will create their own dot paintings and learn to mill and create ochre, while Kate tells stories of Aboriginal Culture and the significance of colour, artwork and the ongoing traditions of the world’s oldest living culture.

    Suitable for ages 5 and over. £7.50 per child
    Parents/Guardians Free.

    Book here

  • Learning | Art workshops for children
    Silkscreen Print

    Friday 5 August, 11 am – 12 noon

    A fun hands-on workshop introducing the art of Silkscreen printing.

    Suitable for ages 5 and over. £5 per child
    Parents/Guardians Free.

    Book here

  • Workshop |
    Aboriginal Painting with Kate Constantine

    Saturday 6 August, 11 am – 1 pm

    Kate Constantine, (Konstantina) is an award-winning contemporary Aboriginal dot painter, activist, mother and storyteller. She is passionate about restoring Aboriginal Art and Culture to its rightful place of prominence. Using a traditional yarning circle Konstantina will introduce you to her way of contemporary Aboriginal dot painting, how to create ochre and explore the significance of colour while you create an artwork inspired by storytelling and the mindful use of colour. During this time we allow space to share cultural conversation and teachings. This is a two-way learning and sharing time for those participants who would like to engage with Kate on a deeper level.

    Suitable for 16 and over. £45 per person inclusive of entry to The Rodd and all materials.

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  • Learning | Art workshops for children
    Drawing

    Friday 12 August, 11 am – 12 noon

    A fun hands-on workshop exploring different drawing techniques.

    Suitable for ages 5 and over. £5 per child
    Parents/Guardians Free.

    Book here

  • Learning | Cultivate Youth Programme
    Kate Constantine

    Saturday 13 August, Time TBC

    Our August Cultivate session will be led by artist contemporary indigenous artist Kate Constantine. Kate, who is Artist in Residence at The Sidney Nolan Trust for a month this summer, is a proud Gadigal woman of the Eora nation, an activist, mother and storyteller. She is passionate about restoring Aboriginal Art and Culture to its rightful place of prominence.

    Cultivate is Free to attend for anyone aged 15 - 25. Find out more and sign up here

  • Learning | Art workshops for children
    Sculpture

    Friday 19 August, 11 am – 12 noon

    A fun hands-on workshop using natural and found materials to make sculptures.

    Suitable for ages 5 and over. £5 per child
    Parents/Guardians Free.

    Book here

  • Learning | Art workshops for children
    Paper Marbling

    Friday 26 August, 11 am – 12 noon

    A fun hands-on workshop creating beautiful marbled art.

    Suitable for ages 5 and over. £5 per child
    Parents/Guardians Free.

    Book here

  • Stoneware, Verity Howard

    Selling Exhibition |
    Mappa Marches

    6 October - 29 October, Gallery, The Rodd

    The Mappa Marches touring exhibition brings together 7 artists, 2 poets and an aerial filmmaker to celebrate the solace and magic of our landscape history and culture. Mappa Marches is co-curated by Adrienne Craddock and Helen Arthur.


Previously

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

    12 August - 26 September, 2021

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  • Exhibition |
    Nolan à l’Atelier 17

    21 May - 8 August, 2021

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  • Exhibition |
    Sidney Nolan: Polaroids

    31 March - 14 May, 2022

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  • Selling Exhibition |
    Daniel MacCarthy
    The Peace Of Wild Things

    31 March - 21 May, 2022

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