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Supported by Rother District Council

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Exhibitions & Events

Two Two-day Workshops - "Walking, Talking and Drawing" at Rye Art Gallery and the River Rother

April and May 2018

Studio Gallery 6 and the banks of the River Rother

Using the Stormont Studio at the Gallery as a base,
Denise and Sarah, from Stables Studio Artists, 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


Drawings from the Collection

11th March - 6th May

Studio Gallery 6

This exhibition shows how drawings can be made using a variety of implements materials and methods.

Because drawing can be part of a painting, we include a couple of water colours with ink and gouache by John Piper where the marks and methods of making them are many and various.

You will also see two colourful drawings by Bratby and some incredibly fine pencil work by Carol Masied and Robert Mackechnie, the former detailed observation of natural objects and the latter a minimal abstract composition. In contrast there are two works by Burra who is drawing in strong black ink line and solid inked areas.

The drawing shown is by Milein Cosman (1921-2017) and is titled 'Portrait of a Musician' - a pen and ink from 1973 which is full of life and observed character.

Milein Cosman

Common Ground: Stables Studio Artists

24 March - 6th May.

Gallery 3

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

Denise’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.

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.

All the works are for sale.

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'The Art of the Print Maker' - a Selling Show

12th May – 9th June. The opening reception is on 12th May 11am - 1pm.

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

Norman Ackroyd Small

Giovanni Piranesi & Sir Frank Short RA, RI, PRE - 18th & 19th Century Prints from the Permanent Collection

12th May - 9th June

Studio Gallery 6

This Exhibition of prints from the Collection features striking contrasts between two internationally important print-makers from different eras and countries.

Piranesi's imaginative and meticulous etchings of Roman ruins in 18th century Italy are shown alongside the atmospheric and romantic landscapes in aquatint and mezzotint by Short in 19th and 20th century England.

The image is Piranesi's etching 'Sepolcro di Cecilia Metella', 1748-54, one of the 135 Views of Rome he produced. The mausoleum had been built during the 1st century BC on the Via Appia.