Rye Art Gallery


Supported by Arts Council England

Supported by Rother District Council

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Rye Art Gallery 

Look at our Exhibitions and Events page to find details of what's on. (If on a mobile see Menu via horizontal lines icon).

'Burra and Friends' curated by artist David Lock is open - a keynote show in Galleries 4 and 6.  Current Artist in Residence - John Wiltshire has been spending time in the Gallery working from items in our Burra Archive and his 'B is for Burra' - is in Gallery 5.

The shows are a mix of exciting contemporary work for sale, loans and Burra pictures and archives from our Permanent Collection.

Also see information on our latest exhibition in Galleries 1-3, 'Gardens - Landscapes' by painter Louis Turpin.


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 Gallery Director, Dr 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).

John North Abstract Form Spalled Beech

John North

Wooden sculpture

John worked for the sculptor Brian Wilshire where he learned about machine working in wood. Initially creating wooden toys and models, he moved toward contemporary furniture and sculpture.

We have several of John's unique pieces - satisfying abstract shapes, sometimes quite complex, but all showing the beautiful wood grain and other organic features of his chosen wood.

They are perfect for table or shelf display and are often priced between £100 - 200.

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.