Art in Romney Marsh 2016 (AiRM) is an exhibition of contemporary artists’ site specific work and a celebration of the unique landscapes to be found on Romney Marsh.

The exhibitions are open Saturday and Sunday 1-5pm at the churches to be found in Ivychurch, St Mary in the Marsh, Old Romney, Fairfield and Newchurch

This year we are delighted to be delivering both the visual arts festival alongside our educational programme; the HOP HUB project.

Hop Hub

© Simon Ashworth

The HOP HUB project will provide a range of traditional skills workshops that engage rural village communities on Romney Marsh. An important part of our plans is to create a mobile resource that will act as an exhibition space, aAIRM-COLOUR-LOGOrchive, library and information point. We are confident that having a mobile HUB will bring the resources and learning opportunities into isolated rural villages and overcome some of the main barriers to engagement such as access, transport and cost.

We plan to deliver a wide range of traditional skills for example weaving a traditional willow hop basket, making natural dyes and dyeing, Romney wool making, wool felt to make a purse weaving a traditional willow, fish trap weaving a hop bine decoration making a traditional hop smock/apron, making a hazel hurdle.

Check out our events page to see what’s in store…