Gallery packed with art

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Art lovers lap up new works from Richard Adams

Rye Art Gallery is currently hosting three new shows. Saturday, April 6 saw the launch of the spring show from Rye Society of Artists (RSA), entitled “Light to Shade”. The RSA was founded in 1951 and includes around 50 artists, all working within 15 miles of Rye. The varied show, which is at the back, includes prints, painting, sculpture, ceramics and photography,

Celia Allen’s Crow Black

At the front of the gallery were many new paintings  by Richard Adams, an incredibly prolific and popular artist who never seems to run out of ideas. Many of his works were already red dotted, indicating they had been sold just an hour in to the exhibition.

Finally, upstairs in the Stormont Studio, there is an interesting display of works from the gallery’s permanent collection, with the theme of “the Gaze”. I enjoyed Edward Burra’s “Drag Queens” as well as the works by Hastings artist, John Bratby.

The Richard Adams and RSA shows run to May 5 and the Gaze to April 24.

Image Credits: Seana Lanigan.

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