Wow, the area around Rye is fast becoming very interesting for art. What with Anthony Gormley at Bexhill and the Jerwood Gallery planned for Hastings, It’s all taking off!
Now we are in store for the first ever Battle Contemporary Fine Art Fair, a prestigious new event to showcase artwork from London and the South East and which kicks off in September. We’ll be hosting a satellite sculpture exhibition at The George in Rye as part of the fair, so watch this space for more soon.
Ahead of this, here are our recommendations of great places our guests can see and buy art in 1066 country:
The Rye Art Gallery - just down the road and hosts work of regional and national importance. We buy quite a lot of art for the hotel here which we’re always asked about.
Weekend Gallery – gallery representing really diverse mix of artists in Hastings which runs an international art exchange programme with a gallery in Idaho.
Hop Gallery - Really champions local East Sussex artists through a very fast-moving and dynamic programme of exhibitions. In Lewes, well worth a daytrip from Rye!
Burton Gallery - another one in Hastings. Really accessible range of illustration, paintings and applied arts.
The Towner - cutting edge visual arts centre in a stunning modernist venue in Eastbourne, which has links with the Tate. Pictured above.
If you know of any more great galleries, do get in touch by leaving a comment.