Exhibitions & Events

Louis Turpin with Anna Lambert - our recent selling show.

15th September - 14th October

Gallery 3

Louis Turpin returned to the gallery with his beautifully rendered landscapes.
This latest body of work was inspired by his recent travels. He wrote:
"This exhibition reflects three journeys I made last year. To Cornwall, to Edinburgh and finally to
Andalucia in Spain. It is completed this year by visits to gardens close at hand and travels through the landscapes surrounding Rye.
The exhibition comprises oil paintings on canvas and ink drawings on paper."
Ceramicist Anna Lambert’s beautiful environmental forms accompanied the show.


Artists' Choice from the Permanent Collection

31st August - 31st October

Studio Gallery 6

Local artists and brothers, Peter Greenhalf ARPS, AOP, (top) and Bob Greenhalf SWLA, RBA, select their choices from the Collection.

Bob works in watercolour, oil, woodcut and drypoint etching. His subjects are mainly wild life, especially birds, but also domestic animals and landscapes.
He has contributed to many illustrated books and published some of his own.

Peter is an award-winning photographer who has captured the landscape of the south-east and accross the world for over 30 years. All his black and white photos are processed and printed in his harbourside studio.

Come along and see what they have chosen to display!

Green Half

'Tales From The After Life' - a selling show by Matt Hardman

20th October - 11th November

Gallery 3

Hardman’s visions of a world, just a degree or two away from the one you inhabit, gives the viewer much to consider. Arresting and thought provoking imagery, figures in landscapes are rendered in a wonderfully painterly way with a gothic sensibility.

By turns, strange and sublime, disturbing and beautiful - a world off kilter.


The Stormont Awards

3rd November - 25th November

Studio Gallery 6 - Presentation 3rd November

An exhibition of competition entries from local pupils from 6 local Primary schools.

To include the Awards presentation for artistic achievement, judged by a panel of artists and art professionals.

This year's theme is JUNGLE.


Kate Iles

24th Novmber - 13th January

Gallery 5

A little show for Christmas.

Peek behind the curtain, where you will spy Kate’s magical illuminated picture boxes and feel the spirit of Christmas all around you.

Moth Bulb Close Up

A Pastels Drawing Workshop with Richard Adams

8th December, 11.00am - 1.00pm

Studio Gallery 6

This is a diary date for a practical Workshop.
More info to come, but there will be mulled wine and mince pies - (you need energy to draw).

Richard is an artist of national stature and has collectors of his extraordinary and imaginary local world all over the country and beyond.
He has given many workshops for the Gallery and we are lucky to welcome him again.

Contact the Gallery for reservation - further details and cost are being finalised.

Richard Adams Pastels Workshop

Illustrated Talk by Fiona Graham Mackay, Portrait Painter

14th December, 7.00pm

Studio Gallery 6

Back by popular demand - Fiona came last year to speak to us about her work and her lively and practical delivery held us enthralled.

Fiona is one of our foremost portrait painters and has painted many people who are in the public eye, especially those in the creative arts - musicians, writers, dancers. A series on Radio 4, " A Portrait of ..." celebrated these achievements last year.

Information on entry fee to be advised. Everyone welcome.

Here she is painting Andrew Motion - former Poet Laureate.

Fiona Graham Mackay Painting Andrew Motion