Welcome to Rye Art Gallery

The Gallery is home to an inspiring display of regularly changing Contemporary art and craft for sale, a fine Permanent Collection of national and regional importance and a variety of supporting Events.

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We are housed in two integrated heritage buildings and are an independent Trust dating from 1957.  The Gallery is a registered Charity, answerable to the Charities Commission.  

We publish a six-monthly Programme Brochure showing our exhibitions and events which is available in the Gallery or by email and post.


Monday-Saturday:  10.30am - 5.00pm

Sundays & Bank Holidays:  11.00am - 4.00pm 

Closed Easter Sunday, Christmas day and Boxing Day.

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In the section below, we feature some of the artists whose work is currently on show, usually supported by the Artist's Statement on their vision and how they work.  See the 'Exhibitions and Events' page for our mixed and named shows and please browse the rest of the menu and the sub-menues as well.


Scott Garrett


Scott Garrett, Potter and illustrator.

I am a freelance illustrator living in the UK. I have worked for clients Nationally and Internationally.

Along with illustration I have a developed an interest in pottery and have started to make pots myself. I'm particularly interested in old English Slipware, (Sussex examples of which can be seen in the Rye Museum), dating back to medieval times and the folk pottery from the American South, particularly the ‘face jug’.

I now live by the sea on the South East coast with my family.

Born in 1976 I grew up in Hastings and took my Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Hastings College of Arts and Technology.

I continued life drawing and painting whilst working for eight years at the stained glass studio of A. Wright as his assistant.

I began to concentrate on landscape painting in oils, and have worked exclusively en plein air since 2002.

I paint mostly in Sussex, also in Cornwall and the Highlands of Scotland.

I love immersing myself in the subject. It is at turns exhilarating and frustrating working with the changing light, tides and weather. Time is short as shadows turn and lengthen, tides advance or recede, or a setting sun rapidly diminishes.

Each painting expresses a unique time and place, a result of my direct experience of the variety of natural and manmade landscapes within Sussex.

I have been showing and selling my work in numerous galleries since 1998.

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Jayne walker

Gallery 4

Collectively called Land Vessels, these works have been inspired by the various effects of erosion on the landscape and geological strata which she experienced whilst walking the Welsh, Cornish and Scottish coastlines. Being a Boat Builder at Cardiff docks her father has been an important influence as Jayne tries to emulate his accurate eye for line and form.