Gallery Director, Jane Fenn together with artist Matt Hardman at the Opening Reception of Matt's show with the Gallery - 'Tales of the After Life'.
The Gallery hosted a vibrant opening reception for an appreciative group of Hardman collectors, enthusiasts and friends.
Hardman's dramatic and isolated figures and lonely landscapes create a haunting and unforgetable memory. They are turbulent painted scenes, sometimes combined with found objects or attached panels, which hover and bring the work ominously forward to the viewer.
The photo shows L-R, Matt chatting with artists Angie Braven and David Crew and architect John Kitcher. We were also delighted to welcome the Mayor of Rye, Cllr Michael Boyd.
Huge numbers of friends and buyers packed the recent Opening Reception for the Louis Turpin show in Galleries 1 and 3.
Maybe his best collection of works yet, the walls were ablaze with his joyous colours and shapes alive. Gardens from Cornwall and Edinburgh, palm trees from Ronda, Andalucia, an intoxicating mix.
The photo shows artist Davida Smith (Turpin), talking with guests.
Our three favourite Academicians, all of whom show at the Gallery, came in support of the Louis Turpin exhibition.
Mick Rooney RA, Gus Cummins RA and Fred Cuming RA. All three artists have work in our Permanent Collection as well.
When was the last time you saw these three sitting together on a nearby bench?!