Red Door is an exciting new gallery concept that opened in November 2018 in the charming and historic town of Rye, East Sussex.
Rye is an enchanting, medieval town in East Sussex, steeped in history and charm and welcoming an estimated one million visitors each year.
Rye is also a flourishing arts hub with an array of galleries, gift and antique shops as well as a vibrant programme of festivals and events happening throughout the year.
Red door is located on a well-trodden street just opposite one of the main cobbled walkways into the historic town centre. Moments away from the train station, several of the main town carparks and in a delightful row of shops and eateries, this characterful gallery is in a favoured location.
Red Door runs an enticing and diverse exhibition programme that changes every two to four weeks, so there is always a new reason to visit the gallery. Exhibitions feature a range of talented creatives including artists, sculptors, ceramicists and jewellery designers.
Red Door is also part of the Rye Art Trail aimed at Rye’s many visitors.
What is an Alchemist Gallery?
“I’ve always liked the concept of alchemy. Its wider definition simply means the magical process of transformation or creation, with its more applied definition being the ancient mystical practice of attempting to turn base metals into gold, a quest that has captured the imaginations of people for thousands of years. I like to think of artists as creative alchemists, practicing the art of turning their imagination into pure gold, in whatever form that takes. I also use a lot of gold in my own creative work, so the concept of an Alchemist Gallery sung out to me on various levels.” – Tina Kaul