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.

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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 

See our update on the Trust Board and recent advertisement for new trustees to fill vacancies.  Click on 'About Us' on the menu to the left and select the link which will appear. 


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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 as well.

Much loved local artist Louis Turpin exhibits new work with paintings of vibrant gardens & dynamic drawings.

Show starts Saturday 15th September.

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I love immersing myself in the subject. It is at turns exhilarating and frustrating working with the changing light, tides and weather. Time is short as shadows turn and lengthen, tides advance or recede, or a setting sun rapidly diminishes.

Each painting expresses a unique time and place, a result of my direct experience of the variety of natural and manmade landscapes within Sussex.

I have been showing and selling my work in numerous galleries since 1998 and have had two solo shows.

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New summer work by the much loved Richard Adams

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