17 September – 9 October
1 – 5pm
Churches at Fairfield, Old Romney, Ivychurch, Newchurch, St Mary in the Marsh are open Saturday and Sunday 1-5pm for four weekends 17/18, 24/25 September, 1/2, 8/9 October 2016
Art in Romney Marsh returns to the Romney Marsh churches to present you with a range of exciting new work by sculptors, makers, foragers and filmmakers. This year proposals came from an open submission and artists have been selected on their response to current debates raised by land use, foraging & food production specific to Romney Marsh, either present day or historic.
Kathrin Bohm, exhibits a film commission that explores the history of hop picking and the links between London hoppers and Kent farmers. Kathrin is a founding member of public works and the artist initiative myvillages.org.
James Capper is an artist that has used his experience of living and working on farms in East Kent to produce sculptures that take things out of context, reframing a functional object in a non-functioning capacity. His work is being shown with kind permission from Hannah Barry gallery London
Sculpture is an exciting and dominant medium this year, with the range of materials; lanolin in Sarah Davis’s work, paper in Thurle Wright’s, to more conventional use of engraved metal in Jacky Oliver’s work. A number of commissions respond to the need to embrace and protect nature for future generations. All the exhibitors at St Peter & St Paul, Newchurch have raised this issue through thought provoking and experimental works. Their contrasting approach film versus drawing, convey strong messages of hope and optimism. The artists have chosen to highlight the importance of reengagement with our environment by sharing skills and knowledge that is passed down through generations.
AiRM are grateful for the continued support from Arts Council England, Romney Marsh Deanery and DLWP Bexhill.
Please check our website for additional events and workshops. http://www.artinromneymarsh.org.uk/