Rye Creative Centre

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Rye Creative Centre is a creative and cultural hub and studio facility for professional artists and makers of outdoor work. We offer a varied performance and live music programme and dynamic visual and performing arts workshops for children, young people and adults in Kent and East Sussex.

Venue Type:

Artist studio or collective, Gallery

Opening hours

9.30-4.30 Mon to Fri

Admission charges


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Image of Solstice Blooms 1, watercolour by Jenny Edbrooke

Solstice Blooms

  • 17 June — 2 July 2016 *on now

Bursting with colour, light and simple radiance this new collection of work is at first glance the polar opposite of the dark, weighty and complex subject of the ‘cycles’ that inspired Edbrooke’s ‘The Cycles That Bind Us’ series but retaining her iconic use of dried flowers and resin, Edbrooke continues on her quest to glorify womanhood and all things female.

Edbrooke’s new delicate but intense watercolour paintings are a celebration of the Pagan festival of Litha, more commonly known as Summer Solstice, which marks the longest, lightest day of the year. In honouring the midsummer blooms and blossoms that the abundance of summer sunshine brings, Edbrooke continues on her mission to celebrate the female body and again draws parallels between the cycle of the seasons and each phase of the complete menstrual cycle. With all its varied and rich displays of crownings, births and bursts The Vagina is glorified as each sensation is delicately depicted. Some loud and powerful, some quietly humming with colour and feeling, some fragile and tender, others more defined, but all perfectly unique. The glossy finish echoes the plethora of sheens that adorn the labia from day to day, moment to moment; remnants of lustful acts, of physical function, or more simply of the mundane.

This promises to be a joyful, humorous and exciting show of new works from this energetic and engaging, rising star.

Preview Friday 17 June 5.30pm - 8pm
Open weekdays 10am - 3pm and Saturdays 12pm - 4pm

Suitable for

  • Any age



Rye Creative Centre
New Road
East Sussex
TN31 7LS


Rye Creative Centre (formerly known as The School Creative Centre), is a cultural hub and outstanding studio facility for over 30 resident artists, known collectively as New Road Artists and the ARRCC charity, who offer art and crafts, music therapy, creative writing, counselling, complementary therapies, and gardening for physically and sensory impaired adults. The Centre offers a dynamic programme of events, exhibitions, stage productions and workshops for adults and young people in East Sussex and Kent throughout the year and boasts an art room, gallery, theatre and print room – all available to hire.



01797 229797

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