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An Arts and Outdoor Learning Programme for Key Stage 3

"I hope that Artlandish will open up new avenues for young people who may not have been exposed to contemporary art on this scale, and in such an unexpected setting. After the grandeur and detail of the house, I think these works should have a very visceral appeal. We hope that this programme offers opportunity for adventure and discovery for both pupils and teachers alike.”

David Cholmondeley

Welcome to this exciting new curriculum-linked programme set in the magnificent parklands of Houghton Hall, West Norfolk. Houghton Hall is the home of The Marquess of Cholmondeley and it is due to his generosity that we have been able to develop this wonderful resource, focussing on the land art of internationally renowned artists Stephen Cox, Richard Long and James Turrell.

This resource can be used autonomously (and free of charge) by teachers or you can arrange an artist-led session with Liz McGowan. Liz was commissioned by Norfolk County Council’s Arts in Education team to develop the programme, supported by Advanced Skills Teacher, Jane Harcombe.

We are most grateful to Lord Cholmondeley for making Houghton available as a fantastic resource for young people and for the support of those who work at Houghton. Artlandish is an extension to the educational programmes already in place. We would also like to thank the Ernest Cooke Trust and the Environmental and Outdoor Learning Team of Norfolk County Council for their invaluable support.

Anna McCarthy
Arts in Education Development Officer
Norfolk County Council

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