Exhibitions & Events

Triptych - Exploring the diversity of art form

16 November - 21 December

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All three of these well established artists are masters of their medium, from the exquisite chiaroscuro oil paintings of Dani Humberstone, the playful figurative carnival sculptures of Marie Prett, to the charismatic large-scale charcoals of Will Taylor.

Triptych is a show that brilliantly explores the diversity of art form.

Have a look at the Gallery News page where you will see pictures from the Opening Party.
All works are for sale.


Two free Artist Demonstrations - using charcoal and clay

Saturdays - 23rd and 30th November 2019


Large-scale Charcoal Drawing
Will Taylor, RBA will be working at the easel between 2.00 - 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd. He will be creating a large charcoal drawing. Come to watch how different ways of using the charcoal creates a wide tonal palette and many textures.

Clay Sculpture
Marie Prett will demonstrate techniques in building intricate clay sculpture of human and animal figures. This demo is on Saturday 30th November from 2.00 - 4.00pm.

The current Gallery exhibition 'Triptych' is full of exciting work for sale by these two artists.

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Flowers Reunited. Still Life Autumn Exhibition

5 October - 30 November (extended date)

Studio Gallery 6

Flowers have been one of the most popular subjects of painters. Through them it is possible to track some of the history of art in the stories they tell.

Mary Stormont who lived and worked in the building that now is the Rye Art Gallery, was both an artist and an art collector. Many of the paintings in the Permanent Collection depict flowers in various stages of life.
Mary Stormont’s flower paintings will provide a central focus for this exhibition but also included are versions of Dutch 'memento mori’ artworks. Other artists' work will be displayed including by Diana Low, Eileen Margaret Easton, Matt Hardman and Kenneth Townsend.

SPECIAL EVENT: Music and Art.
We were delighted to welcome Sue Rothstein, a Royal Academy of Music harpist who gave a recital in the Gallery on October 26th to celebrate this exhibition. See our Gallery News Page (on menu) for details of the event.