Exhibitions & Events

Selling Exhibition - 'The Art of the Print Maker'

12th May – 19th 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

Exhibition - 'Skyscapes' from the Permanent Collection

16th June - 27th July

Studio Gallery 6

The studio will be filled with all kinds of works that feature the sky as an important component of the picture.

It is not an easy task for the artist to decide how to interpret the sky in relation to other parts of a landscape or seascape. Colours are constantly variable, light comes and goes, clouds and shadows shift. Or the sky may be a ground which holds together a myriad images nearer the viewer.

Come and see!


Roland Jarvis

7th July - 5th August

Gallery 3 - 5

´┐╝Roland Jarvis was an unusually multi-talented, productive and energetic creative who died at his Hastings studio aged 90.

This multi media selling show celebrates part of his exuberant outpouring. A celebration marking the end of an extraordinary life.

R Jarvis

Rye College G.C.S.E Show

28th July - 25th August

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.’

Rye College Image For RAG 2018 1

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