Client: KCC, Kent Cultural Baton.
This series of photographic workshops was led by Matt Rowe and explored the people and places of of the Romney Marsh on the Kent coast.
The workshops were developed as Part of the Kent cultural Baton. A mobile a mobile artwork devised by Nicole Mollett, for the cultural olympiad.
The portraits were created In response to artist Jeremy Millar’s Kent Cultural Baton residency, this publication presents a series of portraits, actions and abstract images that explore youth culture in a rural context. Ultimate Cultivate was a youth engagement project aimed at young people from Romney Marsh and led by artist Matt Rowe, in partnership with Shepway District Council and Kent County Council.
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The Kent Cultural Baton is a mobile artwork, which traveled the county of Kent asking people to share local stories and giving them the chance to learn about their area’s past. The Baton has engaged 10,204 direct participants and has worked with over 80 partners across Kent to deliver events with communities, and attracted high profile international artists to make new artworks for Kent. This included the Cultural Map of the Beasts, Legends and Arts of Kent by Nicole Mollett which was the result of two years of researching Kent history, whilst delivering a live programme of workshops, and participatory events.