Offering contemporary visual artists the opportunity to create site specific work in response to the medieval churches of Romney Marsh and their remote wetland location.

The work exhibited includes more
traditional approaches such as printmaking, drawing and sculpture and extends to experimental work in sound, video, film, digital media and mixed media installations.

The emphasis is on visitors sharing and engaging in the architecture and location in new and exciting ways.

“We want to encourage visitors to enjoy experiencing the Romney Marsh through an imaginative artist-led exploration of these magnificent buildings and their equally inspiring

The AiRM festival benefits greatly by the close proximity of the churches, this year’s sites are located in a timeless and inspiring 3 mile radius with St Mary in the Marsh as the central point of reference.

Site locations for 2019:
St George’s Church, Ivychurch; St Clement’s Church, Old Romney; St Mary the Virgin Church, St Mary in the Marsh, and St Peter St Paul Newchurch

This area of marshland can be easily accessed by train, road and bicycle, perfect for a day or weekend of relaxing and exploring.

In addition to AiRM2019, Art in Romney Marsh has designed an audio trail to encourage visitors to explore the area and to learn about Romney Marsh’s cultural heritage.The audio files are easy to download from our website

Free maps and information can be found at our Information points , two Looker’s huts located at St Mary in the Marsh and Ivychurch. Looker’s huts are unique to Romney Marsh and are a community heritage asset funded by Heritage Fund.

The Art in Romney Marsh festival has grown from strength to strength with the kind support and permission given by the Romney Marsh area Deanery and their entrusted churchwardens.

We are delighted to say that we have gained a dedicated and supportive creative following and that we continue to increase our audience from across Kent, East and West Sussex and across to Brighton, Margate and London.

Participating artists: Emily Peasgood, Lee Berwick, Hannah Kemp-Welch,
Katrin Albrecht, Kaori Homma & Sanae Yamada, Rachel Irons, Helen Kirwan
& Jane Madsen, Emily Whitebread, Jane Bravery & Sara Trillo. AiRM2019 has been curated by Susan Churchill and, by kind permission from DLWP Bexhill, guest curators Phoebe Cripps and Ben Urban