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.  

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Monday-Saturday:  10.30am - 5,00pm

Sundays & Bank Holidays:  11.00am - 4.00pm 

See our updated advertisement for two new trustees to fill vacancies.  Click on 'About Us' on the menu to the left and select the link which will appear.  There is a November deadline. 


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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 as well.

Berman has plenty of designer credibility and elements to draw from as she was trained in two artistic genres Fashion design (BA) 1980 and consequently employment and then later a Fine Art BA Hons in 2008.

Berman's fictional landscapes and scenes depict near recognisable objects and natural forms into lush paintings. Nature's biodiversity and the seasons can be incapsulated in movement or stillness suggesting the passing of time. Flatness of shapes and design reflect modern values and concerns that are present in our environments.

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Hardman’s visions of a world, just a degree or two away from the one you inhabit, gives the viewer much to consider. Arresting and thought provoking imagery, figures in landscapes are rendered in a wonderfully painterly way with a gothic sensibility.

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Jayne walker

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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.