Art in Romney Marsh
Saturday, September 17, 2022
Sunday, October 9, 2022
St Thomas Becket, Fairfield, TN29 9RY, St Augustine, Brookland, TN29 9QP, St Clement, Old Romney, TN29 0HP, St George, Ivychurch, Romney Marsh, TN29 0AL, St Mary the Virgin, St Mary in the Marsh, TN29 0BX
South East England
Art in Romney Marsh

17 September – 9 October 2022

Site locations for 2022 are:

  • St George’s Church, Ivychurch
  • St Clement’s Church, Old Romney
  • St Mary’s, St Mary in the Marsh
  • St Augustine Brookland
  • Thomas à Becket Fairfield

Selected artists: 

Madinah Farhannah Thompson, Giles Round, Maggie Scott, Emily Moore and Rebecca Youssefi 

plus Rachael House, Jake Wood, Joseph Williams, Margate Pride and Fiorino & Ferreira

Art in Romney Marsh 2022 is a celebration of exciting perspectives on the title A Sea Change. The works address issues of cultural identity, sexuality, representation, diversity, and inclusivity. The range of approaches includes sculpture, performance and the uniqueness of each artists creative, site specific installs. Each creative commission invites our audiences to explore the medieval church spaces with a new and artist led experience. The selected artists have responded to so many influences including local history and heritage, the incredible legacy of Derek Jarman, the colour, variety, and inspiring local landscapes through to the perils we face from climate change and the need for taking a Carbon Net Zero pathway.

This year we are combining our visual arts festival with Modern Nature Trail an LGBQT+ heritage trail that explores the creatives who lived, visited and worked in Smallhythe, Rye, Playden and across the marsh to Dungeness.

The AiRM visual arts festival benefits greatly by the close proximity of the churches, the sites are within a tranquil, magical and unspoilt 10 mile radius that spans across Denge and Walland marsh. This area  can be easily accessed by train, steam railway, road and bicycle, perfect for a day or weekend of relaxing and exploring.

Art in Romney Marsh is a registered charity and has ambitions to increase its profile on the marsh by continuing to provide creative opportunities, initiate artists residencies, build its community educational programme and to continue to work with local arts organisations such as Creative Folkestone, HomeLiveArt, UCA Canterbury and Margate Pride.

We are grateful to RDHCT and Kent County Council for funding us to build on our heritage research and community outreach. We want to thank Arts Council England and National Heritage Lottery for supporting our projects and allowing us the chance to commission from such an amazing and exciting number of contemporary artists

Saturdays and Sundays 1 – 5pm
17/18, 24/25 September 1/2, 8/9 October 2022

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