Rye Art Gallery

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Supported by Arts Council England

Supported by Rother District Council

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Welcome to Rye Art Gallery

The Gallery is home to an inspiring display of regularly changing contemporary art and craft, a fine Permanent Collection of national and regional importance and a variety of supporting events.

Make sure you are on the Gallery's mailing list to receive Private View and other invitations (see Get in Touch page or box in grey column to left).  Forthcoming Preview dates and times are listed on the Exhibitions and Events page.

We are housed in two listed heritage buildings joined together by an award-winning glass link and are an independent Trust dating from 1957.  The Gallery is a registered Charity, answerable to the Charities Commission.

Visit us to browse and buy pictures and beautiful objects and also to see some of the Collection - check our Exhibition pages first or check our six-monthly Programme Brochure available in the Gallery or by email and by post.

Click on the menu links but if you are using a mobile or tablet, go to the menu icon on each page (horizontal lines) to find them. 

GALLERY OPENING HOURS

Monday-Saturday:  10.30am - 5,00pm

Sundays & Bank Holidays:  11.00am - 4.00pm 

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In the section below, we feature some of the artists whose work is currently on show.

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Danny Pockets

Gallery 3

Danny Pockets’ work is an an aggregation of forms and ideas that transcend the material from which they are constructed. Employing a variety of media from paint on canvas to sound and light Pockets art emerges from his highly developed studio practice.



His artworks chart a culture in movement, observe the cancellations left as the landscape remodels itself, objects that slowly rise to the surface, the post-modern sublime. A blue bag flutters in a tree, a quiet voice hums a tune as it passes us in the street and overhead a bulb flickers to intermittently illuminate the disappearing typology of our streets. Pockets documents and asks us to regard and observe its beauty before such things are lost forever.

Sandy Haven

Julie Drake

Gallery 2

I was born in London and have lived all over the place finally settling in Pembrokeshire. I studied Illustration at Kingston College of Art acquiring a BA (Hons) degree. I then went on to do an MA in Fine Art at Bath Spa University. I have a studio in Pembrokeshire where I work on mixed media paintings and mono, litho and lino prints.

Linda Bloomfield

Linda Bloomfield

Gallery 2

Linda Bloomfield designs and makes tableware based on her thrown porcelain, with dimples and visible throwing lines showing the hand of the maker. She uses a tactile satin matt glaze on the outside and colour on the inside. She makes her own range of glazes and is particularly interested in the translucent colours obtained using oxides rather than commercial stains. She has written several books on glazes and teaches a course on colour in glazes at West Dean College.