Rye Art Gallery


Supported by Arts Council England

Supported by Rother District Council

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Rye Art Gallery 

We are OPEN!  

Look at our Exhibitions and Events page to find details of our current shows - 'Clouds' and 'Peter Waldron - Studio Studies'.

'Somewhere the Grass is Greener'  - the exhibition with Nick Archer and Michael Denton continues.

'Burra and Friends' opens on August 27th - a keynote show.

Artist in Residence - John Wiltshire is spending a day per week in the Gallery working from items in our Burra Archive.  (See Gallery News page).  The outcome of this collaboration - 'B is for Burra' - will be in Gallery 6 also from August 27th.


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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Mon - Sat: 11.00am - 5.00pm

Sundays: 11.00am - 4.00pm

Closed: Tuesdays

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

Surrealist Paintings

This painting is one of a series of surrealist paintings by the artist.

She writes 'I create the illusion of believable form and space. Like props on a stage I arrange my subject matter to evoke a sense of order and purpose. However, on closer inspection, the viewer migh question the logic of these often unfamiliar forms.'

'Construction on the Boardwalk' is now sold at £400, but contact us for others.

Anna Wilson Patterson Cheerful Green Jug

Anna W Patterson


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.