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.

See TRIPADVISOR for lots of lovely comments about us!

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.


Will Taylor


Saturday 23rd November (free entry)

2:00 - 4:00pm

Will gives an insight into the creation of his impressive large scale charcoal drawings. Working on a piece at the easel he will cover some of the aspects of this simple but tricky medium, looking at tone line and form.


Dani Humberstone


Sunday 8th December (limited to 8 places - £100)

10:00am - 5:00pm with 1 hour for lunch

Dani will cover some of the old masters techniques including colour glazing, chiaroscuro and blending (sfumato).

She will show you how to paint a piece of fruit using her twenty years of experience in this specialised area of still-life painting. This class is suitable for anybody with some oil painting experience. Most materials will be provided but you will need to bring your own brushes.

To book a space please call us on 01797 222433, visit us in the Gallery or email us at ryeartgallery@gmail.com

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Saturday 30th November (free entry)

2:00 - 4:00pm

Marie takes you through the myriad of hand-building techniques that she uses to create one of her stunning clay figures, The Grumpy Acrobat, along with his Bull Terrier sidekick.