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

Address: 95 High Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1LX

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: 10.30am to 5pm
October to March: Closed on Sundays except during special events.

Latest exhibitions

Painting with Cloth: New textiles by Cas Holmes

Cas Holmes' exhibition 'Painting with Cloth' will be running at the Rochester Art Gallery from March to May 2019.

The exhibition explores the connection between landscape, people and place. Collecting free material as she goes, Cas creates marks with cloth, paint and stitch.

Exhibition launch: Thursday 28 Feburary 2019 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Come along for Cas Holmes' opening preview of her latest exhibition 'Painting with Cloth'.

Refreshments will be served and Cas will be signing copies of her new book.

This free event is open to all and no booking is needed.

Exhibition workshop: 11 May 2019 from 10.30am to 3pm

Join Cas for a workshop using print and marks combined with mixed media to create small works of 'postcards' to reflect your favourite flower or place.

Book a free place by emailing

Suitable for adults and young people aged 14+ when accompanied by an adult.

Feels Like Forever Ago exhibition artwork


Past exhibitions

Our recent exhibitions have included:

  • Feels Like Forever Ago: showcasing the early work of Daisy Parris and Laurie Vincent. Their work is rooted in a post-punk iconographical collage style, commenting on the social fabric of the world around them.
  • Anatomica: Paper Textiles from the Cabinet of Curiosity Studio: showcasing the work of Caroline Collinge, exploring design and visual art in the form of paper textiles and origami.
  • Creative Destruction - Volcanoes inspiring art and science: exploring natural materials through sight and touch you will discover how to map out your findings in a field notebook.
  • The Medway Print Festival: a festival with over 40 events and activities, showcasing some of the best printmaking being created today and highlighting the fascinating local history of the medium. 
  • Techno Fossils - Darrell Hawkins explored alternative Kent based ‘monoliths and monuments’ – overlooked, forgotten or obsolete structures across Kent that shape its current identity
  • 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