Exhibitions & Events

A Sunny Summer Show!

August 2018

Galleries 1-5

´┐╝Lots and lots of fine art and craft to browse, buy and love!

Paintings, drawings, prints, ceramics, jewellery, sculpture, glass, strange curiosities -

- what else do you need?!

R Jarvis

Rye College G.C.S.E Show

28th July - 25th August

Studio Gallery 6

This exhibition offers a unique opportunity to see the art projects from the G.C.S.E pupils of Rye College. Dynamic and aspirational, Rye College Art Department inspires passionate and committed work from its pupils year after year.

‘...Immensely enjoyable.’

Image by Katie Soan

Rye College Image For RAG 2018 1

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

Illustrated Talk by Antony Penrose - 'Roland Penrose and the British Surrealists'

Saturday 22nd September at 2.00pm.

Studio Gallery 6

After returning to London from Paris in 1936, Roland introduced Surrealism to an incredulous and hostile British public.

Reviled and ridiculed at the time, and beset with internal quarrels, the movement made a truly lasting impact on the arts in Britain.

The speaker is the son of Roland Penrose and the photographer Lee Miller, who took the photograph here of Roland in Paris.
We are delighted to welcome Antony back again to the Gallery and this promises to be an absorbing and illuminating occasion.

Please purchase your ticket from the Rye Arts Festival Box Office - £12.

Lee Miller Roland Penrose 1937

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.


Louis Turpin with Anna Lambert - a selling show.

15th September - 14th October

Gallery 3

Louis Turpin returns to the gallery with his beautifully rendered landscapes.
This latest body of works has been inspired by his recent travels.
‘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 will comprise oil paintings on canvas and ink drawings on paper.’
Ceramicist Anna Lambert’s beautiful environmental forms accompany the show.


'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.


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