From aristocratic ceremonies to art space…



The chapel has been transformed into an exhibition space to showcase the work of up and coming local artists supported by the Rotherham Open Arts Renaissance project (ROAR), an Arts Council funded National Portfolio Organisation.

Wentworth Woodhouse is a fitting venue for an art exhibition. For centuries the Fitzwilliams filled the house with artworks. The Trust is enabling people from all walks of life to engage with art and supports a number of local creative projects.

Now four local artists have been given the chapel space to stage their first-ever exhibition.

The first artist ‘in the frame’ is Kevan Cadman, who became a full-time artist in 2018 after retiring as Head of School at Roughwood Primary. Brought up near Firth Park, Kevan Cadman studied art and education at university before beginning a teaching career that lasted 37 years and spanned five Rotherham schools. He earned a reputation for cultivating creativity in the classroom, inspiring children particularly through the use of digital technologies, film and animation.

Inspired by myths, legends and ancient superstitions, Kevan often works with lino printing techniques and 2D and 3D pieces using wood, cardboard and reclaimed materials.

Kevan’s exhibition will run until October 23 inside the chapel, book your FREE TICKET now.