Marsh inspires contemporary art

Contributed by editor on Sep 14, 2005 - 10:34 AM



The landscape and churches of the Romney Marsh are the inspiration and subjects for 15 artists whose work goes on display in the striking setting of marsh churches over the next few weeks.

Part of the Art in Romney Marsh project, now in its third year, the work includes paintings, sculpture and videos. 

Artists include Greig Burgoyne (picture), Kjell Torriset, Lothar Gotz, Seema Rao, Darshana Vora and Franciose Dupre

“These contemporary artists provide their own take on an area historically referred to as 'the fifth continent', responding to the geography, architecture, and atmosphere of this unique environment,� said Cllr Carole Waters, Cabinet Member for Tourism and Leisure.

The work can be seen in churches at Brookland, Fairfield, Ivychurch, Lydd, Old Romney, St. Mary in the Marsh on 17 and 18 September, 24 and 25 September, 1 and 2 October and 8 and 9 October between 1pm and 6pm

On Saturday (17 September) the artists will be present in the churches then join the project’s official launch at St. Augustine's Church, Brookland, between 6.00pm and 9.00pm where there will be music by Duncan Curtis and the 'Lost Tangos'