AiRM was founded in 2003


The organisation has delivered a varied programme of exhibitions centred on 8 medieval churches located on Denge and Walland marsh. Art in Romney Marsh continues to support artists to experiment and make site-specific work. Since 2011, AiRM has delivered a wide range of learning programmes that engage community groups with their local heritage and history.  Creative, partnership and educational opportunities are organised by


Head of Development
Susan Churchill


With Thanks


Heritage Lottery Fund

Roger De Haan Charitable Trust



Board of Trustees

Since 2013 the organisation has been registered as a charity with four trustees..

John Plowman

John Plowman

John Plowman is an artist whose practice encompasses both studio and curatorial activity through which he explores his interest in the production of art and the site(s) of its production and exhibition exhibiting in and curating one person and group exhibitions in this country and abroad. His work includes sculpture, installation, performance and drawing exploring the dynamic between two and three dimensions, the made and the yet to be made. Drawing is a key element of his art practice that at various times has been visible by its presence as much as by its absence. In 2004 John Plowman established the curatorial project Beacon Art Project that curated, created and connected spaces for art, artists and audiences. From 2004 – 16 Beacon worked regionally, nationally and internationally commissioning context specific artworks from over seventy artists providing opportunities for people to experience contemporary visual art in non-gallery spaces, usually heritage sites. Beacon Bureau is a framework for visual art projects led by John Plowman. Born out of the narrative arc created by Beacon Art Project Beacon Bureau is a framework in which the skills, knowledge and experience of John Plowman are utilised. Providing opportunities for him to work with others whose interests are congruent with his own. Beacon Bureau collaborates with individuals and organisations to advise and mentor, to curate exhibitions and events.

Nikki Tompsett, Blue 2

Nikki Tompsett

Nikki Tompsett is a painter living and working in Folkestone. She graduated from Kingston University with a BA in Painting, then went on to receive a MfA with distinction from Reading University in 1999.

She co-founded Todds Gallery, Hastings 2006 to 2009, The School Creative Centre, Rye (Visual Arts Co-ordinator) 2009 – 2013, and currently Creative Quarter Co-ordinater at the Creative Foundation, in Folkestone.

Her practice explores the edges of her painting, concentrating on playful sculptury/fabricy things. Grabbing more or less an hour here or there to make, fast, thoughtful, delicate and tough objects that hang or fall


Terry Perk

Terry Perk


Dr. Terry Perk is the Head of School for Fine Art and Photography at the University for the Creative Arts, where he is also a Reader in Fine Art. He has a range of experience developing curricula for arts and in his own research has worked extensively in developing and curating work for the public realm. Within his own sculptural practice he has a particular interest in the landscapes of Kent and the South East of England.



Margaret Waite, 

Church Warden, st george, Ivychurch

Helen Kay