The Sidney Nolan Trust is running a special half-term session of their MAKE arts and creative club for 11 - 14-year-olds on Tuesday, February 21.

Entitled MAKE 11-14, the session will be fun, informal and suitable for all ability levels, running from 10am to 1pm at The Rodd, Presteigne.

“MAKE is free to attend and emphasises lots of experimental and enjoyable art making,” said Antony Mottershead, the Sidney Nolan Trust’s Creative Producer. “Everyone aged between 11 and 14 is welcome!”

The session will involve using a wide range of media from drawing and painting to photography and sound. Led by artist, technologist and educator Emma Posey, the participants will be exploring journey and memory using the landscape surrounding The Rodd. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

MAKE is part of the Trust’s youth art programme and runs on Mondays during term time at The Old School Building (Youth Centre) in Presteigne.

MAKE 11-14 will take place at The Sidney Nolan Trust, The Rodd, Presteigne LD8 2LL.

To sign up for this special half-term session, or weekly club, please email Antony at [email protected].

The Sidney Nolan Trust was founded in 1985 by the famous Australian artist Sir Sidney Nolan (1917 – 1992).

He was part of a close circle of artists, writers and thinkers who were pivotal in the advance of Modernism in Australia and is best known for his iconic paintings of the bushranger-outlaw Ned Kelly.

Nolan moved permanently to the UK in 1953 and became an important and successful figure in the British art world from the mid-1950s onwards. For the last 10 years of his life, he came to live and work at The Rodd in rural Herefordshire, close to the England/Wales border.

Today, The Rodd is a vibrant centre for the arts where the Trust cares for the biggest collection of his art anywhere in the world, along with the artist’s archive, vast book collection and former studio. Further, the Trust cares for Nolan’s former home Rodd Court, a Grade II* listed Jacobean Manor House and around 200 acres of farmland and woodland.

Nolan’s legacy acts as the foundation for an annual programme of contemporary exhibitions, events and residencies and creative learning programmes.