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Supported by Rother District Council

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Exhibitions & Events

David Crew - View From The Strand

Saturday 20th January - Sunday 4th March 2018

Gallery 6 and the Staircase

A retrospective exhibition of more than twenty works dating from 1972 to the present day, linked by themes of time and change.

The majority were created in the Artist’s studio on Rye’s Strand.

David Crew

Drawings from the Collection

11th March - 6th May

Gallery 6

This exhibition shows how drawings can be made using a variety of implements materials and methods, this also includes cutting and etching. A complement of these techniques are shown in works from the Collection.

The drawing shown is by Milein Cosman (b. 1921) and is titled 'Portrait of a Musician' - a pen and ink from 1973.

Milein Cosman

Common Ground: Stables Studio Artists

24 March - 22nd April.

Gallery 3

Sarah Palmer, Denise Franklin, Sally Cole and Anny Evason

“How does one convey the experience of relating to the environment: the visual and sensory stimuli, an awareness of its history and essential instability? Four artists find metaphors."
Simone Witney, Critic and Journalist.

Sally Cole, Anny Evason, Denise Franklin and Sarah Palmer work in Stable Studios on the edge of the country park, near Fairlight.
With respective backgrounds in printmaking, painting, drawing and clay, the artists share their passions in this exhibition of new work

Sally Cole
Sally uses an endlessly evolving vocabulary of marks. None are casual, even happenstance is reworked into an act full of intention,
and the works are kept open by a process of constant questioning.

Anny Evason
Anny Evason’s approach has a wild, imaginative energy. Her paintings, like the best fairy tales seduce with a combination of lyricism and violence.

Denise Franklin
Denise Franklin’s meticulously drawn, yet meandering, web-width lines, trace energy through time. When these tracked moments reach myriad proportions they embody the huge forces which form a hillside or towering sea.

Sarah Palmer
The solidity of Sarah’s scaled down, iconic ceramic structures melts within their veils of light and fine washes of colour, the delicate dislocations of her fine, free drawing.

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Rye Society of Artists Spring Show

24 March - 22nd April.

Gallery 4

The Rye Society of Artists was established in 1951 and currently includes around 40 members all working from within a 15-mile radius of Rye.

Consistently one of the most popular events of the calendar.
The R.S.A Spring show will include new works by existing members, all for sale.

Hazel Brooks' 'Reflect' is pictured .

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Two Two-day Workshops: Walking, Talking and Drawing at Rye Art Gallery

April and May 2018

Gallery 6

Using the wonderful Stormont Studio at the Gallery as a base,
Denise and Sarah will lead two workshops taking people outside to walk, talk and draw along the nearby river Rother.
A place of visual contrasts. These workshops are open to all. No experience necessary.

First two-day workshop - April 15th and 22nd, 11.00am - 5.00pm.
Second two day workshop - April 29th and May 6th, 11.00am - 5.00pm.

Each two day workshop costs £140.00

For more information or to book please email or phone 07760230119


The Art of the Print Maker

16th May – 9th June

Galleries 3, 4 and 5

An informative, lively and seductive collection of works from leading contemporary British print makers, working in a broad variety of techniques.

Contributors to the show include Norman Ackroyd RA, and Dave McKean, international multi-media artist.

The prints are all for sale and this prestigious exhibition is your chance to add a high-quality piece to your Collection.

Image: 'The Rumblings, Muckle Flugga' an etching by Norman Ackroyd RA

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