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Just The Place

Sat 11 February @ Sat 11 February Sat 8 April @ Sat 8 April

Sat 11th Feb – Sat 8th Apr 2023

An exhibition exploring the role of placemaking in Boojum & Snark’s cultural projects. Funded by Arts Council England.

Placemaking is a way to unlock a sense of pride, passion and wonder in your place. It relies on making authentic connections that strengthen peoples relationship to their place. For Boojum&Snark, placemaking also involves bringing activities, projects, experiences to Sandown that arouse curiosity and inspire interest and love for the town. This exploration involves delving into the hidden past or shining a light on everyday beauty. Supported by the Arts Council and working with creative practitioners and the community we have, over three years, discovered new perspectives and stories that together fuse to form a collective narrative that boosts confidence and broadens awareness. Whether it’s stimulating discussions about abandoned hotels or marvelling at the natural beauty of the Bay area, it’s Sandown that is at the heart of all these projects.

“Just the Place is really a celebration of Sandown, the community, creative practitioners, supporters and participants who have helped to conjure unique cultural content that weaves threads of Sandown into the present.” Tracy Mikich co-founder of Boojum&Snark

Teresa Grimaldi
Sarah Vardy
Lauren Fry
Sapphire Goss
Claire Speight
Maggie Sawkins
Kathy Williams

* “Just the place for a Snark!” is the opening line of Lewis Carroll’s nonsense poem, The Hunting of the Snark, which he began whilst on holiday in Sandown.

Exhibition Review, by student Pip Johnson

Boojum&Snark opened in 2019 and is a regeneration project located in a former long-standing empty High Street shop. It mashes together a love for craft beer, community and culture.


105 High Street
Isle of Wight
PO36 8AF


West Gallery
Monday – Sunday, 9am – 5pm

Exhibition View
Sat 25 March
2pm-4pm | FREE
All Welcome

Just the Place PROJECTS