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PRIVATE VIEWS Jan-Jun 2017. You are invited!

'Ticket to Rye' - Richard Adams
Private View: Saturday 25th March, 11.00am - 1.00pm

'Rye Society of Artists'
Private View: Saturday 25th march, 4.00 - 6.00pm

Royal Birmingham Society of Artists
Private View: Saturday 13th May, 11.00am - 1.00pm

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Chair of Trustees' article in 'Rye News' online and his letter to the local Gallery supporters group

The link here provides readers on our website and those directed here from Rye News, with the text of the letter from the Chair of Trustees to a group of local supporters who have been meeting to discuss the future of the charity 'The Friends of Rye Art Gallery'.

Along with the letter, which was addressed to the convenor of the meeting, there is a heart-warming list of the achievements of the Gallery over the last year.

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Claire Fletcher's Book-Signing at the Gallery

Here is much-in-demand artist, writer and illustrator, Claire Fletcher, signing copies of her latest book and helping us to celebrate Rye's Christmas Festival, 'A Fairy Tale in Rye' on 10th December 2016.

Copies for sale in the Gallery, along with paintings and prints by Claire.

Claire also undertook all the visual publicity for the Festival.

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More copies of 'Black Dog' now available...

We had sold out of 'Black Dog - the Dreams of Paul Nash' by Dave McKean, (see below) but we have just received more copies.

Perfect for a Christmas Present - original, compelling, exciting and authentic by Dave and of Nash.

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A star is born...

Our Senior Gallery Assistant and artist, Carrie, here on the left, getting to grips with her starring role as Ugly Sister Kitty in Rye's panto from the theatre group 'Acting Up in Rye'.

Carrie As Ugly Sister Panto 2016

Spooky Window

Did you see our spooky window during Halloween and Bonfire Night?


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October 22nd - 30th Wild Boar Week in Rye, 2016

When you visit Rye for Wild Boar week to sample special menus at the many restaurants and hotels participating, call in at the Gallery to browse and buy our interesting and beautiful art and craft.

The advertising images for Wild Boar Week are designed by artist Matt Hardman whose work is available at the Gallery.

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18th September 2016 - Multimedia Performance

Dave McKean is about to introduce 'Black Dog - the Dreams of Paul Nash' - an integrated arts performance with music, images, story, song, poetry and voice.

The piece is inspired by the experience of Paul Nash before, during and after WW I.

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And here is a scene from Paul Nash's World War I ...

The kaleidoscope of McKean's shifting images and surrounding sound was emotionally charged for the audience.

The production will be shown at Tate Britain in November. Buy tickets on line...

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Rye Pottery

Rye was once famous for its many potteries, which have now sadly all closed down with the exception of the well-known Rye Pottery.
Bridging the gap between studio & industry, they occupy an increasingly rare position as a small British production pottery. Renowned for their beautiful hand-made home wares & unique decorative accessories, with countless awards & pieces held in galleries & design collections around the world.

Hand-made & painted in Sussex since 1793, each & every one of the pieces goes through a minimum of 10 hand processes before reaching the finished state. The designs feature a time-consuming 17th Century decorating technique, known variously as Faience, Majolica or Delft, they call it ‘English Delftware’.

Rye Art Gallery has collaborated with Rye Pottery to bring you this unique hand thrown and hand painted mug with our logo which is an homage to Wally Cole, creative member of the Cole family who still run the pottery to this day.

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