Rochester Art Gallery
Rochester Art Gallery features a changing programme of exciting contemporary visual art. We hold four to five exhibitions every year which showcase the work of local, regional and international artists. With work ranging from fine art, to digital media, to performance art and film.
Visit Rochester Art Gallery
It is free to visit the gallery but you may need to buy tickets for some talks and workshops. If you would like to be sent arts news and events you can join our mailing list by contacting us on 01634 338 319 or by emailing email@example.com
Address: 95 High Street, Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX
Monday to Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: 10.30am to 5pm
October to March: Closed on Sundays except during special events.
Friday 9 March to Sunday 27 May 2018
In a new series of paintings, Darrell Hawkins explores alternative Kent based ‘monoliths and monuments’ – overlooked, forgotten or obsolete structures across Kent that shape its current identity.
Future exhibitions and workshops
Adult workshop day
Saturday 19 May, 10.30am to 3.30pm
Participants will be encouraged to make artwork with the artist, exploring the processes and themes that run through his work in order to create their own. This will include discussion, collage, drawing and walking in the local area to develop ideas. Suitable for adults and accompanied young people aged 11 and over.
Medway Open Studios and Arts Festival (MOSAF) Launch Night
Thursday 5 July 2018 from 6pm to 8.30pm
During the exhibition Medway Council Arts Team will be hosting the launch of MOSAF 2018 at Rochester Art Gallery – come along and find out more about this exciting festival which runs from 14 to 22 July and welcomes visitors to explore the hidden creative work spaces of Medway, take part in activities and events, view exhibitions and meet artists.
Creative Destruction: Volcanoes inspiring art and science
Drawing out science family workshops
Tuesday 14 August 1pm to 2.30pm or 3pm to 4.30pm
Join artist Emma Stibbon and volcanologist Kathy Cashman and learn how to record your experiences like an artist or scientist. Exploring natural materials through sight and touch you will discover how to map out your findings in a field notebook.
Activities include drawing from observation, measuring, tracing and making rubbings and will encourage close looking and recording from a range of natural materials and process.
Suitable for young people and children aged 7+ if accompanied by an adult.
Sessions are free, but places must be booked in advance. To book contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01634 338 319.
Medway Print Festival
Friday 8 June to Thursday 24 June 2018
Medway Print Festival celebrates the strong local tradition of print making in fine art and the wider cultural landscape.
Running for two weeks across multiple sites, the festival includes over 40 events and activities to showcase some of the best printmaking being created today as well as highlighting the fascinating local history of the medium. We are delighted to include activities in 12 venues, welcoming back participants from last year as well as some new organisations for our third festival.
Our recent exhibitions have included:
- Technofossil Mountain Family Workshops - A workshop where you could join artist Darrell Hawkins to create your own ‘Technofossils’ using paper and collage to create individual artworks as well as a large collaborative ‘Technofossil Mountain’
- Margo Selby: Pick by Pick - showcasing a colourful exhibition of hand-woven framed textiles
- Pigmental: An exhibition of paintings by Karl Bielik
- Of Fireships and Iron: Showcasing the work of 5 Medway based artists pushing the boundaries of contemporary printmaking