We have around 30 resident artists and companies with studios or storage facilities permanently onsite, as well as 10 organisations. There are studios available for temporary and permanent hires, as well as spaces suitable for holding workshops, for more information take a look here.
2013 Open Studios will be held on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 July. More details soon. For informal news about our resident artists please check out our blog here.
Nick Archer Award winning artist Nicholas Archer shows with Sarah Myerscough Fine Art in London and with the Louise Alexander and Ilan Engel Gallery in Paris and Italy. He is currently a part-time painting lecturer at the Heatherly School of Art, Chelsea, and also runs regular life drawing classes here.
AudioActive AudioActive is a registered charity that provides training in the production of contemporary popular music and arts for children and young people aged 8 to 25, through in-house and outreach work in Brighton and throughout the South East.
Elizabeth Barton Elizabeth graduated in fine art from Otago New Zealand, majoring in printmaking, and travelled to london in 1985 where she worked as an artist and illustrator. Clients included Penguin Books, Daily Telegraph and Broadgate. In 2000 she became a professional pilot. In 2009 Elizabeth made a return to fine art. She is a member of the East London Printmakers and associate member of the Society of Graphic Fine Artists.
Bellaboo & Beau A creative design and styling consultancy specialising in events. A small team of creatives, including events planner, graphic designer, interior stylist, photographer and master cake-baker. 'We all strive to be different, to have our own unique edge, and this is even more true of our wedding day. Our wedding day is the key opportunity to show everyone we love, the things that make us who we are, and by adding quirky, idiosyncratic little touches to our big day, we can make it truly one in a million.'
Chris Cleere Studied archaeological and museums conservation at The Institute of Archaeology at University College London. Undertakes and advises on major archaeological conservation projects around the world. Also conservation of museum objects, advising museums on the installation, mounting and protection of collections. Chris advises and helps artists with the creation, movement and installation of their work.
Sarah Cleveland Sarah has been making mosaics since 2000 and has worked on commissions ranging from a rose-covered toilet to a mirrored pillar for a shop. She uses a variety of materials including tiles, broken crockery and mirrors and any found objects that have interesting texture, colour or pattern. 'I especially love using old crockery and ceramics as each piece has its own story to tell.' Sarah works in schools and runs workshops with families.
Sarah Campbell Susan Collier and Sarah Campbell, are sisters and renown textile designers who have worked together for some 50 years. From the start they believed that good design should be available to all so they created work for the High Street designing for Habitat and Liberty as well as under their own name.
Jenny Edbrooke Jenny is a Live Artist. Her work is an amusing mix of performance, installation, visual art, community work and everyday life. The 'Smalls' project is now on tour! Jenny delves into personal histories, taboo topics and things that make even her feel uncomfortable, all for the brave cause of Art.
Jillian Eldridge BA Fine Art Painting 1997 Wimbledon School of Art. MA Fine Art Practice and Theory 2006 University of Brighton.
Paintings come from Jillian's fascination with reflection, transparency and shadow.
Neil Greer Artist and designer creating mosaics using top quality Italian materials. A fashion and textiles graduate, Neil has spent most of his workin glife as a colour, fabric and styling trend consultant but has now turned his lifelong hobby into a business.
Christine Hopwood Painter/sculptor working in clay, stone, machine parts, printmaking, digital drawing & painting, watercolour, acrylic and oils. Eclectic subjects from direct naturalism to considered intellectual abstraction. Drawing is the starting point in all her projects. Currently she is working with traditional materials, carving stone and painting in 'Renaissance' style oil glazes.
Paula MacArthur Paula MacArthur is a painter-printmaker starting to experiment with installation. In recent years her work has matured into a painterly and intensely colourful style whilst retaining the dexterous qualities of her early academic draughtsmanship. Recently exhibited with Artswipe in London's East End.
Rob McCaig Studied painting at Chelsea College of Art. Specialised in Illustration and worked for most mainstream publishers in the UK and America. All areas of illustration, book covers, illustrated fiction, children's books and humorous cartoons. Most noteworthy authors: Jackie Collins, James Herriot, Wilbur Smith. Occasionally commissioned to make figurative bronzes for various clients, including Dick Francis. Available to accept commissions of any kind.
Jenny Pockley 'I approach the subject of the City as a landscape painter giving the abstract qualities of paint and colour equal importance in my consideration. I aim to convey atmosphere and mood through the use of thin glazes of paint on a gesso ground. The paintings have a quality of time 'slowed' and the viewpoint is often high or distant to remove us from the hustle of the city.'
Yulia Podolska Yulia studied art and classical sculpture at The Kiev Academy of Fine Art, from where she graduated with Masters Degrees in sculpture and conservation. Currently Yulia is working on the production of a series of full size marble female nudes and a series of portraits based on shapes in the natural environment. Yulia also works as a conservator of fine art, statuary and museum objects both in the UK and internationally.
Susan Prince Loving the colour, texture and tactile experience of textiles, I use different crafts to make both useful and decorative objects. I use feltmaking, embroidery, beadwork, patchwork, quilting and applique in my work and strive for beauty and good craftmanship. The studio has been a belated but very welcome opportunity for me to do what I have always wanted to do.
Pure Arts Group Arts marketing & promotion business finding modern solutions to traditional problems. We develop innovative ways for artists to create, exhibit and sell their work. Creating highly accessible events that engage, bringing new buyers & collectors into the marketplace.
Steph Rubin stephanie's early raining is rooted in traditional sculpture, archeological restoration and work within bronze foundries. This grounding, combined with the experience of theatre set construction and the fabrication of artefacts for theme parks, has led to a unique understanding of how stories are expressed through the context of scenery and the person.
Beverley Thornley The focus of my work since starting the Fine Art course at Sussex Coast College Hastings has been on painting and sculpture. In the past I have done a lot of work with glass. I am interested in using different media and materials to create layers and transparency and in using memory as a material.
Simon Young Simon is an accomplished weaver with a first class degree in Textile Design from the University of Derby. He has a passion for construction and a distinctive style, creating three-dimensional, 'sculptural' cloth artefacts. Simon also offers a variety of weaving workshops that can be tailored to the needs of the individual or group.
Apples & Snakes is the leading organisation for performance peotry in the UK. Running over 90 performance poetry events every year. They provide top quality training and artist development opportunities for new and established poets throughout the year.
A modernist icon for contemporary arts and architecture on the coast of South East England. Exciting programme of exhibitions events and workshops including professional development opportunities for artists.
East Sussex Arts Partnership highlighs, promotes and develops the arts in East Sussex, working closely with Arts Council England, South East to improve the quality of arts for everyone. The Partnership has a representative from each council in the county: the three district councils of Lewes, Rother and Wealden, the borough councils of Eastbourne and Hastings, and the County Council.
Lorraine trained at London Contemporary Dance School and then studied circus arts at The Circus Space. As an aerial circus performer she toured the UK with Barnum and did numerous performances as part of Static Animation, The Swingin' Elvises and Florence and the Blue Mushroom. She teaches on the degree course at The Circus Space and at the London Youth Circus.
New Writing South works with all kinds of creative writers and new writing in the south east region: authors, playwrights, poets, screen writers, radio writers, journalists and more. Offering writers' development, encouragement, resources and opportunities to make new contacts.
Radiator is a combined arts company based in Hastings. Working directly with the local community to create large scale innovative public events that lift the spirit and expand the imagination, developing a culture that is rich in individual and collective creativity. Working with schools, colleges, community groups and other organisations leading to participation in celebratory public events.
Rother District Council Arts Development can offer assistance and advice on attracting funding for projects and events. If you have a creative idea or need funding for an arts project it is worth speaking with the Arts Development Officer to see whether your idea fits within the Council strategic aims and objectives.
The Rye Art Gallery Trust was founded in 1957 by artist Mary Stormont, who eloped to Rye with fellow artist Howard Stormont in 1898. Her bequest of around 100 works, forms the core of what is now the Rye Art Gallery Collection of over 460 works. Adjoining the permanent collection is The Easton Rooms which is noted for its exciting, themed selling exhibitions.
The Museum’s main exhibition area is in our East Street building, 3, East Street. The Museum has changing exhibitions that investigate different aspects of Rye’s history. There is also a display on the changes to the coastline over the last thousand years and how this has affected Rye. One of the prime exhibits is Rye’s Old fire engine, built in 1745 and in use until 1865.
Rye Players is an enthusiastic amateur dramatic society based in Rye. It puts on plays and musicals for the local community and actively encourages participation from all its members. Whether it's performing, operating lighs or sound, costumes, set design or front of house. Let them know if you'd like to join in!