A Siren's Call - Art in Romney Marsh 2023

16 Sep 2023 – 8 Oct 2023

Regular hours

13:00 – 17:00
13:00 – 17:00

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Art in Romney Marsh

England, United Kingdom

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Art in Romney Marsh 2023 is a celebration of exciting perspectives on the title A Siren’s Call. Sited across 5 churches in Romney Marsh.


a:dress, Kimberley Cookey Gam, Pale Blue Dot Collective, Roxanne Simone

Jo de Banzie, Rebecca Elves, Sarah Karen, Liv Pennington, Clare Unsworth

Art in Romney Marsh 2023 is a celebration of exciting perspectives on the title A Siren’s Call. The works address issues of the climate crisis and the threat of rising sea levels. 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, through to the perils we face from climate change and the need for taking a Carbon Net Zero pathway.

This year we celebrate local makers and plan to include pop up makers market, creative workshops and traditional skills demonstrations. 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. We encourage you to plan your visit with our map and suggested itineraries available via our website and QR codes located in the churches. This are of marshland 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 is profile on the marsh by continuing to provide creative opportunities, initiate artists residencies, build it’s community educational programme and to continue to work with local arts organisations such as SE Kent, OSE Margate, RCA BLK, UCA Canterbury and Margate Pride. This year, we are able to support student participation by offering an internship and an open call. Our organisation supports environmental sustainability and low impact approaches. Our creative workshops encourage local people to explore natural resources such as wool and willow, to increase awareness of the need to conserve and protect the local environment.

Subversive Catwalk
St George’s Church, Ivychurch
Sunday 1st October 3pm

A ‘Greenwash’ dress. A ‘No Escape from Planet Fashion’ jacket. A ‘Name Our Sisters’ coat….. Join a:dress women and girls as they catwalk through St George’s Church

Free event. All welcome.

Site locations:

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


Art In Romney Marsh

Art In Romney Marsh

Exhibiting artistsToggle

Kimberley Cookey Gam

Clare Unsworth

Liv Pennington

Sarah Karen

Rebecca Elves

Jo de Banzie

Roxanne Simone

Pale Blue Dot Collective



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