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Exhibitions & Events

‘A Fairy Tale In Rye’

January '17

The New Year is celebrated with a selection of unique, varied and desirable hand crafted works of art for you to keep or present to your lucky friends.


This show has been very kindly sponsored by Rye Retreat in Cinque Port Street - the perfect place to become even more glamourous in 2017!

Flora McLachlan pictured

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Throughout the year

2 January – 25 March: 2017 All Galleries

Spread throughout five galleries, continuing our ever changing exhibitions of established and emerging artists both local and national. Painting, sculpture, ceramics, prints, jewellery, glass & craft.
Also featured:
Where Sky meets the Sea, works by Sally Cole featured in gallery 5.

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Other People

15 January – 21 March: Gallery 6

Permanent Collection

An exhibition of portraits and figures including some very fine examples of painting and draftsmanship from different eras and in a variety of styles.


Pictured - 'Profile of a Young Man', c.1919, a drawing in graphite by Margaret Barnard (1898 - 1992) made while she was a student at Glasgow School of Art.

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Ticket to Rye

25 March – 23 April: Gallery 3

Take a trip through Richard Adams’s whimsical and enchanting pastel works on paper.

Come and enjoy this popular and much anticipated bi-annual show with its Joie de vivre, humour and sheer delight of a bucolic life.
Not to be missed.

PRIVATE VIEW: Saturday 25th March 11am - 1pm.

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Drawings from the Collection

25 March – 9 May: Gallery 6

A selection of drawings in different media. Charcoal, ink, pencil and paint.

The still life shown is by Angie Braven, Royal Academy exhibitor and long-time member of Rye Society of Artists.

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Rye Society of Artists

Gallery 4 - 5

The Society returns to Rye Art Gallery in this varied and innovative show.

Local artists of both of national and international reputation demonstrate a mix of skills and disciplines. This is where to come and see the best work from the Rye area. The Society’s shows are a highlight in the Artistic Calendar.

PRIVATE VIEW: Saturday 25th March 4 - 6pm.

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