Rye Art Gallery 

During this second Lockdown we have been open virtually so all enquiries have been answered and we have appreciated all the customers who have got in touch and who have bought work from our artists.

'Miniatures and Masterstrokes', a wonderful selling show for the Christmas period opens on December 3rd at 11.00am. 

We are also still showing Tom Marsh - 'Places' - where so many of the works feature Rye, Rye Harbour, Hastings and the south coast.

There is a whole range of other art, craft, artists' cards and advent calendars for you to find.

Go to the Exhibitions and Events page to find out more or call us to enquire about all the art and craft that is available to buy. 


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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GALLERY OPENING HOURS and Individual Appointments  (from 3rd December 2020)

OPEN     Wednesday - Monday,  11.00am - 5.00pm.

CLOSED     Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

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 round, 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.

RAG Advent Caledars

Advent Calendars

Available Now!

Cheer yourself or another person up with the gift of an Advent Calendar.

Anything to brighten up the Lockdown?! Brilliant for children.

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.