Rye Art Gallery located on Rye High street is home to an inspiring display of regularly changing contemporary art and craft, a fine Permanent Collection of national and regional importance and a programme of supporting events and community activities.
Step through our door in the High Street and you will be on a journey of discovery. From the outside you can see a small but tantalising shop window. Inside the Gallery, you will find six interlinked and changing displays of contemporary art to browse and buy. You can also treat yourself to a leisurely view of some of our Permanent Collection.
The slightly quirky layout is because the Gallery has been created from two domestic houses in two different Rye streets.
Artists Howard Gull Stormont (1859-1935) and Mary Elizabeth Stormont (1871—1962) lived in Ypres Studio, an Arts and Crafts house in Ockmans Lane, and artist Eileen Easton lived at 107 High Street. The houses now make one premises.
Links with Schools
We have been pleased to exhibit the work of students from our local Schools. Rye College, Buckswood School and Beneden have all been here. Other schools are also invited to work with us. Please get in touch with the Director at the Gallery.