JAM VIRTUAL 2022
JAM releases a selection of its 2022 JAM on the Marsh festival, curated by Anna Tilbrook. Free to watch and enjoy, JAM VIRTUAL includes outstanding music, exhibitions and film. Donations gladly received below.
GRIEG: Holberg Suite19:12
JACKSON: Opening Night22.00
TIME by James Pearce9:13
HOLST: Leiston Suite6:17
All videos and galleries are free to view. Donations are gladly taken to sustain JAM's on-going commitment to the arts.
Clare Cosson, a vibrant Rye-based photographer, embraced life with a unique joie de vivre. Over 10 years she battled three types of cancer with grit, determination, laughter and friendship. Her effervescent Instagram account was filled with wonderful photographs and poignant commentary of her fight. Sadly, Clare lost her battle in September 2021. This retrospective exhibition is her first one woman show.
Having painted for over 60 years, John Ballard creates extra-large abstracts using a wide range of colours and textures including scraping, scarring and etching the surface of the canvas – a major feature of his work. Experience these large abstract oil paintings in person and up close.
Inspired by seeing satellite images from space in the documentary Planet Earth, Penny Graham embarked upon a different kind of work using Raku, a Japanese method of pottery making. Highlighting the organic pattern and vivid colours, these glazed bowls represent her creative work and love for the planet. Please note: there are no facilities at this church.
Returning to the festival, Angela C Smith has a deep love of natural materials and carves her sculptures by hand. This exhibition brings a select number of stone sculptures to the radiant transept of St Leonard’s Church, Hythe; a perfect space to display their beauty, vitality and poetic forms.
The Voix Celeste is an organ stop consisting of a rank of pipes that are slightly out of tune, producing a lightly beating effect when combined with other stops. “It struck me that our fate was a bit like the game of musical chairs where you must land on a seat when the music stops. In my installation, sitting on a stool may have the opposite effect!” — Maureen Jordan.
For the first time, JAM on the Marsh visits all 14 of the wonderful mediaeval Romney Marsh churches by collaborating with Teach Me and the Romney Marsh Historic Churches Trust on a mosaics trail. This brilliant community driven project, designed and led by Yolanda Houston, was started in 2021. Over two years it has encouraged the public to create a large-scale mosaic capturing the heritage, wildlife and character of each church, drawing people of all ages into art. The mosaics will be on display daily at each church as part of a Marsh Churches’ Mosaics Trail.
JAM on the Marsh presents a Retrospective Series – a highlight of previous JAM on the Marsh exhibitions from its inception in 2014 to present day. These exciting photography exhibitions explore the distinctive features and landscape of the Romney Marsh, home to JAM on the Marsh. For this Retrospective Series exhibition covering the length of the Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway, we bring shots from five photographers who have thrilled us over the years.