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. 

'Miniatures and Masterstrokes' in Gallery 4 is a wonderfully varied selling show.  We also exhibit Tom Marsh - 'Places' - in Gallery 1, where so many of the works feature Rye, Rye Harbour, Hastings and the south coast.

We also continue our retrospective selling exhibition of colourful abstracts by Ken Townsend (1935-2001) in Gallery 3.

There is a whole range of other art, craft and unusual greetings cards for you to find.  Go to the Exhibitions and Events page or call us to enquire. 


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

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 some of the artists whose work we show, often supported by the Artist's Statement on their vision and how they approach their work.

Richard Baxter small dishes

Richard Baxter

Small dishes - £15

Richard Baxter's beautiful porcelain dishes come in a host of delicious colours with bronze pigment edging.

They are about 3-4 inches across and have multiple uses - rings, paperclips, chocs, or just to look at!

Richard trained at Loughborough and has a BA in 3D Design - Ceramics.

He has made pottery and porcelain artworks all his life and writes as well as exhibits.

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.

John Wiltshire Bumblebee Detail 2019

John Wiltshire

Bumblebees £290 - £1,400

These small paintings are here and there around the Gallery. John's choice of paint colours, live brushy marks and selective detail give an intimate picture of these endangered creatures.

John has a Fine Art degree from Canterbury and qualified teacher status. He has exhibited all over the country including Bankside and the RI in London and has held residencies at the Botanic Garden, Cambridge University and the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.