Island Projects supported the launch of the Rose Cottage of Curiosities, a new heritage attraction for Swale in 2015. To celebrate the opening Island Projects commissioned artist Victoria McBride to create a map of creativity on the Isle of Sheppey. The map was revealed alongside many contemporary artworks and curious artefacts brought together in ‘Monsters, Maps and Myth’ an exhibition inside the Rose Cottage, curated by artists Laurie Harpum and Nicole Mollett.
This coincided with the opening event of the 2015 Promenade Festival . The year’s festival title of ‘Mermaids, Myths and Monsters’ draws on the unique identity of the Isle of Sheppey, including both seaside and naval heritage. Throughout the festival there was a range of free and ticketed events are taking place from exhibitions to drama, workshops, walks, talks, and a grand parade.
Monsters, Maps and Myths
Festival & Exhibition Launch
Friday 24th July, 5-7pm
Julie Bradshaw, Amy Curtis, Gen Doy, Laurie Harpum, Taz Haig, Sharon Hendy, Matthew Herring, Sarah King, Beth Lanning, Cheryl Logan, Victoria Mc Bride, Nicole Mollett, Frog Morris, Clarissa Porta, Nadja Gabriela Plein, Lauren Stupple, Mark Sosbe, Amanda Thesiger, Sara Trillo, Paul Westcombe and Jeanine Woollard