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.

Make sure you are on the Gallery's mailing list to receive invitations to Previews and Events (see Subscribe box to left or 'Get in Touch' page).  

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.

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Stormont Awards 2019 - 2020

Primary Schools Art Competition

Participating schools: Beckley, Northiam, Peasmarsh, Playden, Rye College, Rye Community, Winchelsea.

Prizes awarded to individuals and schools.

Theme: 'Monsters', works on paper in any medium.

Judges: Artist - Matt Hardman, Sculptor - Guy Portelli VPRBA, Director of Rye Art Gallery - Jane Fenn.

Awards presented by Deputy Mayor of Rye, Cllr Rebekah Gilbert at 2:00pm on Saturday 11th January at the Gallery.

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John Fewster FCSD

Colour Education Lectures

John is a graphic designer and presents a series of 3 lectures aiming to give a broad understanding of the mechanics of colour for those interested in the visual arts.

An overview of the physics of light, the biology of the eye and the psychology of perception, and how they combine to create the illusive sensation of colour.

Lectures last approximately 60-90 mins with Q&A. The series of 3 presents a continuous story – from historic through contemporary science of colour, leading into broader topics of colour theory and perception.

Lectures run on 3 consecutive Wednesdays - 19th February, 26th and 4th March. From 6.30pm – (approx) 8pm

£10.00 per lecture or £25.00 for all three. Concession: Friends £5 per lecture. Contact the Gallery to book

Rye Windmill

A refreshing selection of works from our Artists

Rye Windmill: Clare Mitchell

Blow away the cobwebs and visit our 6 gallery spaces.

We are showing a varied collection of work from our multi-talented Gallery artists.