New Art Centre and Sculpture Park

  • Contacts Madeleine Bessborough, Charles Ponsonby
  • Opening hours Mon - Sun 11-4

Contemporary and Post War Sculpture, Paintings and Ceramics


New Art Centre
The New Art Centre was founded in 1958. The original gallery was located in Sloane Street, London. In 1994 it was relocated to Roche Court in Wiltshire, a nineteenth-century house in parkland. The existing house and Orangery were built in 1804. Together with the grounds, Roche Court is now used as a sculpture park and educational centre where work is shown inside and out providing a survey of sculpture for the enjoyment of the public. The New Art Centre represents various artists’ estates including Barbara Hepworth, Kenneth Armitage and Ian Stephenson. The gallery is the venue for a changing programme of exhibitions. All works are for sale.

Gallery at Roche Court
The gallery at Roche Court, designed by architect Stephen Marshall, opened in autumn 1998. It has proved to be a perfect addition to the park and has won six architectural awards including the RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize for best small building.

Artists House at Roche Court
Following the success of the award-winning gallery, the New Art Centre commissioned Stephen Marshall to design a small contemporary house situated in a courtyard at Roche Court. We have taken as our model Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, one of the most inspiring small museums in the world. The aim is to provide a space for the display of domestic scale works of art.
The Artists House can be viewed by appointment.

The Roche Court Educational Trust
The Trust was founded in 2005 and grew out of our education programme, which was launched in 2001 as the result of a growing demand to experience contemporary sculpture first hand. Responding to the educational needs of our audience, we have evolved a variety of opportunities for both teachers and students. Our education programme connects internationally acclaimed artists with teachers and art students and is aimed at encouraging an increasing number of people of every age to enjoy, appreciate and understand the sculpture at Roche Court as part of their cultural heritage.

• Kenneth Armitage
• Phyllida Barlow
• Anthony Caro
• Fernando Casasempere
• Keith Coventry
• Michael Craig-Martin
• Edmund de Waal
• Richard Deacon
• Angus Fairhurst
• Barry Flanagan
• Laura Ford
• Antony Gormley
• Graham Gussin
• Barbara Hepworth
• John Hubbard
• Des Hughes
• Allen Jones
• Kim Lim
• Richard Long
• Bruce McLean
• Henry Moore
• Paul Morrison
• David Murphy
• Johannes Nagel
• David Nash
• Vicken Parsons
• Victor Pasmore
• Simon Periton
• Nicholas Pope
• Peter Randall-Page
• Ceri Richards
• Bridget Riley
• Eva Rothschild
• Gavin Turk
• Alison Wilding
• Bill Woodrow
• WoodrowDeacon
• Clare Woods
• Toby Ziegler