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 arts@medway.gov.uk

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.

Exhibitions and workshops

Technofossil Mountain Family Workshops

Saturday 12 May, 10.30am to 12.30pm or 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Join artist Darrell Hawkins to create your own ‘Technofossils’ using paper and collage. Piece the paper fossils together to create individual artworks as well as a large collaborative ‘Technofossil Mountain’. Suitable for young people and accompanied children aged 7 and over.

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.

Past exhibitions

Our recent exhibitions have included:

  • 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