Immerse yourself in the life, work and inspiration of Samuel Palmer on an audio-guided journey through Shoreham and surrounding areas.

British artist Samuel Palmer immortalised the beautiful landscape of the Darent Valley and its precious river nearly 200 years ago. Follow in his footsteps and find your connection with the land that inspired Palmer so many years ago.

This self-paced activity is the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors, appreciate the landscape, and learn about some of the rich cultural and artistic heritage of the Darent Valley.

With the climate and natural world changing rapidly because of human activity, reconnecting with landscapes has never been more important; art can be an excellent way to explore and connect with the places you love.

 

  • Audio self-guided tour
  • Follow a waymarked trail
  • Accompanying visual guide
  • Starts and ends at the Church of St Peter and St Paul in Shoreham

 

Audio and visual guides coming soon. Watch this space!

Old colourful painting with people picking crops in a field under trees
© Copyright © Tate, London 2014 - http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/palmer-the-gleaning-field-n04842
Painting of blossom on tree in garden with lady underneath
© Copyright © Victoria and Albert Museum, London - http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O17825/in-a-shoreham-garden-watercolour-samuel-palmer/
Colourful painting of abstract apple tree with person and sheep underneath
© Copyright Samuel Palmer, The Magic Apple Tree © Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge - http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/collections/drawingsandwatercolours/12193
Old black and white sketch with two people lying on hill with large white cloud above
© Copyright © Tate, London 2014 - www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/palmer-the-bright-cloud-n03312
Old coloured painting with large cloud and farmers and farm animals below
© Copyright © Manchester Art Gallery / Bridgeman Images. - https://manchesterartgallery.org/collections/title/?mag-object-7757
Black and white old painting with church spire in centre and trees surrounding it
© Copyright © Tate, London 2014 - http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/palmer-a-church-among-trees-n03698
Painting of people walking from a church under a full moon
© Copyright © Tate, London 2014 - http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/palmer-coming-from-evening-church-n03697
Black and white old painting at night with sheep under a crescent moon
© Copyright © The Trustees of the British Museum. Shared under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) licence. - http://www.britishmuseum.org/join_in/using_digital_images/using_digital_images.aspx?asset_id=29907001&objectId=692795&partId=1
Old sketch of Shoreham bridge over the River Darent
© Copyright Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971, Metropolitan Museum of Art - https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/352237
Coloured sketch of old house, Ivy Cottage
© Copyright B1977.14.307 Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection. - http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/1666121
Sketch of old buildings with tree on left
© Copyright B1975.4.1353 Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection - http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/1665989

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