Tyland Barn and Romney Marsh Visitor Centre Art Galleries


Our art Galleries at Tyland Barn and Romney Marsh Visitor Centres

Tyland Barn Art Gallery

This September we are excited to welcome Elaine Thompson to our Tyland Barn Gallery.

Elaine Thompson studies Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art and gained an MA from Winchester School of Art. She works in drawing, print and collage and is inspired by her local environment, conservation and wildlife.

Elaine's collection is composed of Monoprints. Monoprints are one-off pressed prints on Japanese paper formed through a process of rolling, stencilling, adding and wiping away ink. The layering of transparent colours and stencilling shapes gives the imagery a disappearing quality which equates with the notion of wildlife camouflaged in its environment. The gestural marks made by wiping away ink and the marks made with oil pastel are used to emphasise the movement of the animals. 

Elaine Thompson Taking the Leap
Elaine Thompson Hare in the Willows II

Romney Marsh Gallery

Romney Marsh….. Its written in the stars

Susan Pilcher, Footprints Photography

1st September – 30th October during Visitor Centre opening times


This is New Romney based photographer Susan Pilcher’s first exhibition with Kent Wildlife Trust. For this exhibition, Susan has taken a unique approach to photographing the marsh: every shot has been taken at the dead of night. Since she started taking astro-landscape photography in October 2016 it has become an all consuming passion and not without its challenges of cold, wind and ambient light.

For the past 8 months Susan has also taught herself lightpaining techniques to create a range of effects such as orbs, steel wool spinning and light painting using torches, Christmas lights and coloured sweet wrappers, still under the Romney Marsh star filled skies. In the process of taking these photos Susan has been frightened by many things, including sheep, foxes and other photographers.  She is also ‘known’ to the nuclear police at Dungeness who often stop for a chat.


Susan is also photographer to the Mayor of New Romney and official photographer on tour for Changeling Theatre and sells her images world wide through Getty images and Shutterstock. Susan has had two very well received exhibitions during JAM on the marsh festival in 2017 & 2018 and during 2018 led a photography mentoring group in collaboration with Romney Resource Centre for young photographers on the marsh


All prints are for sales in the following formats:

8” x 6“ - £25

A4 - £35

A3 - £50

Set 6 postcards - £8

2019 Calendar - £18

Prints will be supplied unmounted on matt Hahnenmuhle rag paper.  Prices include postage and packaging

Prints can be made in other formats ie canvas and larger print size, please enquire.

Susan Pilcher - Appledore Road

Susan Pilcher - Appledore Road 

Susan Pilcher - Red Boat

Susan Pilcher - Red Boat 


The gallery is open Monday to Sunday, 10am-5pm

For further information or to enquire about availability in 2019 please contact Events and Operations Officer Craig.Midwinter@Kentwildlife.org.uk for Tyland Barn or for Romney Marsh please contact Visitor Centre Manager Elizabeth.Grant@Kentwildlife.org.uk