Sidney Nolan Trust
Sidney Nolan Trust
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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Sir Sidney Nolan was a leading artist of the 20th century. His Ned Kelly paintings became iconic, and today the Sidney Nolan Trust, which he founded in 1985, celebrates his life-long experimentation and passion for creativity, as well as his love for the environment. Located at The Rodd, the Trust cares for his former home, studio, and 250-acre estate, together with a large collection of Nolan’s artworks, his library and personal archive. Our exhibitions and events present artwork from our collection, as well as exhibitions by contemporary artists. Our learning and residency programmes support children, young people, adults, and artists to learn, exchange ideas and create.
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Lowescottage
Wales11 contributions
May 2023 • Solo
A gem. Chunky cared for but not over restored manor with gardens extruding peace. Thoughtful exhibition of quite art. Recommended.
Written 28 May 2023
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chrischamb
Telford, UK1,188 contributions
May 2020 • Couples
We went looking for the woodlands. Directions took us to the house which is closed at present. From the outside it looks beautiful and intriguing. We will go back once it's open and love to learn the history about the buildings. Head gardener gave us directions to wood which we would never have found on our own as no signs. Where you park is rough with ruts. Had a pleasant afternoon in these times.
Written 23 May 2020
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Thanks for your review, Chris! We're sorry you struggled to find our woodland, normally when we're open we have maps to give to visitors. Our signage is something we're currently looking at improving. We can't wait to welcome you back to The Rodd when we're open again, here's to 2021!
Written 26 August 2020
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AngelaM
Wales23 contributions
Jun 2019
After visiting so many manicured RHS and NT gardens in recently it’s a real contrast to see the more relaxed, partly re-wilded gardens at the Sidney Nolan Trust gardens in Presteign. I’m stayed recently as part of an artists' camp and I’m in love with the place. Astounded to see such biodiversity, I lost count of the species of birds nesting in old barns and the varieties of plants I’ve seen. The architecture is so utterly lovely and it's lovely to have access to the buildings and see the furniture and paintings, as well as the museum. I can't recommend it highly enough.
Written 7 August 2019
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Annie B
1 contribution
Jul 2019 • Couples
Had a lovely afternoon.
Exhibition of the work of Sidney Nolan in restored cruck barn . Visited his Elizabethan house and finished with a well-marked woodland walk in mixed deciduous wood .
The gardens are lovely too -but it is a work in progress .
Take wellies for the woodland walk if it is wet. We saw deer tracks in the mud and a flock of long-tailed tits.
Written 5 July 2019
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Ledbury26
10 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
An exceptional place - world-class art in a stunning landscape. The Nolans' house (The Rodd/Rodd Court) is now open to the public (ground floor only) and is memorable - mainly untouched since 1629. Very much worth a visit.
Written 16 June 2019
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QuaiStLouis
UK28 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
Fascinating time capsule untouched for 25 years and a place that bears witness to the artist Sidney Nolan’s endless experimentation and curiosity. When Nolan died in 1992, his wife Mary simply covered the studio benches with plastic leaving all his materials intact. The main draw is the beautiful complex of barns, gorgeous views and friendly helpful staff.
Written 8 September 2017
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annandpaul2015
Presteigne, UK26 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
Really interesting and inspiring place with a delightful old house displaying great artwork. We will definitely be back.
Written 8 September 2017
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Sally B
124 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
The Sidney Nolan Trust has opened Rodd Farm the home of Australian artist Sidney Nolan from 1985 until his death in 1992, and later the home of his wife Lady Mary Nolan until her death in 2016. The old farm buildings and Nolan's studio and gallery are now open to the public to view free of charge. Many of his paintings are on exhibition in the gallery, and the studio has just been opened after being preserved as he left it.
This lovely farm is definitely worth a visit from any Australian however an interest in art is possibly helpful. The farm is a picturesque spot to visit in itself. It is located about one kilometre from the Welsh town of Presteigne, however the farm may actually be back over the border in England such is the circuitous nature of the border at this point.
Written 25 July 2017
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