Rye Art Gallery


Supported by Arts Council England

Supported by Rother District Council

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Rye Art Gallery 

During the national lockdown the Gallery will be closed to the public until further notice.

However, We remain open virtually!  Please refer to the ART FOR SALE section of this website :  http://www.ryeartgallery.co.uk/art-for-sale   If you see items of interest on our Social Media or here on the Website, please email us or phone for information or to discuss. 

Look at our Exhibitions page to find details of the forthcoming Rye Society of Artists and Nick Archer with Michael Denton Exhibitions opening on 12th April 2021.

You will also see information on our Online Auction which will run live from 10.00am on 5th March to 10.00am on 29th March.  This is an exciting venture and you can see entries as they are added at


Email us with any enquiries. 


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.

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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Daily: 11.00am - 5.00pm & Sundays, 11.00am - 4.00pm

Closed: Christmas and Boxing Day

Individual Appointments    Contact Julian Day at the Gallery (see 'Get in Touch' page, phone, email or visit) for an appointment for him to show you around, discuss individual artworks in which you may be interested or possible commissions.  Assessing whether you wish to purchase or not can take time and space to think through.  There is no obligation to buy as we know decisions about art are not straightforward. 

Below we feature three of the many artists whose work we show.  For others, see our 'Art for Sale' and 'Gallery Artists' pages via the menu (3 horizontal lines icon if on a mobile).

Ruth Praill Silver Hidden Heart Ring

Ruth Praill

Silver Jewellery

Ruth makes beautiful silver and gold jewellery, often inset with precious or semi-precious gems, seaglass or pebbles. She also makes strings of glass beads. They are original and affordable.

The silver ring with hidden 9 carat gold heart here is a wonderful Valentine's present or just to remind you of love.

Ruth has a BA(Hons) in Fine Art from Brighton Polytechnic, where she specialised in 3D design, especially in metal and plastics.

She lives at Rye Harbour and takes atmospheric photos of her surroundings of sea and beach, the Nature Reserve and Sussex landscape which inspire her.

Katherine Reekie Construction On The Boardwalk

Katherine Reekie

'Construction on the Boardwalk' - £400

This surrealist painting is in the 'Miniatures and Masterstrokes' exhibition.

For more on Katherine's art go to our 'Exhibitions and Events' page and the 'Art for Sale' page - see menu.

Anna Wilson Patterson A Cheerful Green Jug

Anna Wilson-Patterson

'Cheerful Green Jug' - £250

Anna's paintings explore her fascination with her surroundings in Fairlight, East Sussex - cliff tops, landscape, wild flowers, the sea, shingle beaches, boats and coastal huts.

She also has beautiful greyhounds which may sometimes appear.

Anna paints in oils and watercolour. Her colour is gentle and glowing and there are often intimate close-ups of flowers and beach.