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Supported by Rother District Council

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Exhibitions & Events

'Clouds' - an Exploration of Atmosphere

22nd May - 25th July 2021

Gallery 4

The exhibition will show the many ways in which artists tackle this elusive subject - whether consciously observing from nature or whether clouds or atmosphere are part of a different perspective.

The image shows 'Cloud Study 6', oil on copper by Jenny Pockley. It is for sale at £2,500

Jenny Pockley Cloud Study 6

Clouds - an online Lecture

29th June 2021, 7.00pm


Reserve the date and time to hear scientist Andrew Browning speak on Clouds to conclude our Exhibition.

More details and booking information to come.

The image shows 'Brede Valley Clouds', an oil on canvas by the award-winning artist A. Lincoln Taber.
It is priced at £395.

A. Lincoln Taber Brede Valley Clouds

Peter Waldron - 'Studies on a Studio Wall'

21st May - 4th July

Stormont Studio - Gallery 6

Peter Waldron (b.1941) studied at Chelsea School of Art and Design, London, and was awarded a Fellowship in Painting at Gloucestershire College of Art. His work is held in the Arts Council Collection, by galleries in London and Crete and in private collections worldwide.

His paintings are frequently conversations between dark and light, or are colourful abstract rearrangements of landscape features.

Peter will be showing a selection of small black and white abstract oil paintings and some larger colourful canvases for sale.

Peter Waldron

Events - 'Yoga at the Gallery' - a summer course

Six Mondays, starting 14th June 2021, 9.00 - 10.00am.


A morning Yoga session to wake up the body in the calming atmosphere of the Gallery.

The sessions will be tutored by Louise Simkiss-Day, a qualified Yoga teacher. The sessions are suitable for beginners and improvers. Places are limited at the moment due to covid safety.

To find out more and/or to book, email Louise at

Yoga At The Gallery

WEA - Two Art and Museum Seminars with Dr Amy Miller

June 2021 - See below

Online via Zoom

'How to Spot Fakes and Forgeries'
19th June 2021, 11.00am

'How to Read a Museum Object'
26th June 2021, 11.00am

Dr Amy Miller has worked as a curator in several national Museums including the Victoria and Albert Museum and the National Maritime Museum. She is one of our Trustees.
Go to to find out more and to register.

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Nick Archer - 'Somewhere the Grass is Greener'


Gallery 3

Nick's vibrant and atmospheric paintings add colour and excitement to our walls. They can do the same for your home or workplace.

The exhibition is shown at the same time as the Spring exhibition of work by Rye Society of Artists, of which he is a member.

The poster shows his painting 'Eden'.

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Michael Denton - 'Somewhere the Grass is Greener'


Gallery 3

Michael's painted canvases appear as rock formations, weather patterns, satellite views, recalling the landscape tradition of the Sublime.

Also playing in the Gallery will be his atmospheric video 'Field' - part of his collaboration as 'Overlap' who are known for their audiovisual performances and installations. This is a nine-minute film which is also available to buy. Michael has created a limited, authenticated edition of 20 copies, exclusively for Rye Art Gallery.
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The photo shows his canvas 'Still Move Edge'.

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Fred Cuming RA

Summer 2021


This oil is a wonderfully collectible piece by our local Royal Academician, a long-time member of Rye Society of Artists.

'Morning Glory' at £3,960

Fred Cuming RA Morning Glory

Tessa Holmes - Printmaker

Summer 2021


Tessa experiments in both traditional and contemporary forms of print-making - collograph, monoprints, digital drawing, multiples and artists books. Some are in colour and some black and white.

She trained at the Sir John Cass School of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art, London. She is a prize-winner at the Mall Galleries and exhibits throughout the UK. Tessa is a member of The Printmakers Council.

Her colourful work here is 'And Still my Garden Grows, 10', a unique monotype at £300.

Tessa Holmes And Still My Garden Grows 10