Romany Rai




Tom is spending time at Eden Arts as part of our Artists Spare Rooms programme to experiment how the narrative will be told through sounds and across multiple large screens with edited sequences being played out sometimes as long unedited takes, sometimes as short takes.

Tom has secured funding from Arts Council England for this R&D phase which will allow the artists to develop their digital media practice and to find new ways of storytelling that are not only beautiful and poetic, but weave together many layers and textures of picture and sound.

Eden Arts are supporting the project by providing studio space, resources (projectors) and mentoring.

You can find out more about the project, along with the artists involved, by following the Romany Rai blog


Romany Rai is an R&D project by Tom Lloyd to develop a video/art installation drawing on moving image gathered by Tom whilst travelling with horses to Appleby Horse Fair in Cumbria with his father Walter, a modern day Romany Rai.

Tom has been traveling with horses since he was a small boy, and since 1994 has been recording the journey to Appleby Fair, first with a clockwork super 8mm camera, and since then with DV and HD cameras.