Any new initiatives that help the Arts and artists on Romney Marsh should be supported, so make a visit if you can to the new gallery on the main road between Dymchurch and New Romney.
The Art Shack, as its known, is based at the Romney Marsh Visitor Centre. It’s the brainchild of Steve Humphreys (the Centre Manager) and the late Andy Crawford the ex Head of Art at Southlands School. The project was set up with some financial help from our local neighbourhood windfarm at Little Cheyne Court. The gallery, is in what was a redundant wooden building at the Centre. It opened for business in April this year. As well as providing exhibiting space for Marsh artists, Steve hopes the Shack will host music events, poetry readings and film showings.
You can see from the photographs of the interior its a lovely clean space and is really well lit. I was impressed by the last show which featured work by Leah Fusco. Leah’s work captures the spirit of Romney Marsh beautifully, she also runs a tiny gallery in Rye http://www.leahfusco.co.uk Which is well worth a visit.
The next show at the Art Shack features work by New Romney artist Emily Goddard and opens on Monday. Admission is free. you can see more of Emilys’ work on http://www.emautumn.com/
Steve Humphreys is currently working on a website for the gallery. The opening hours coincide with the Centre opening times, you can get all the details on http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/reserves/romney-marsh-visitor-centre
Pay a visit and support a new gallery for the Marsh!