RYE Art Gallery is set to host an exhibition by the Royal Society of British Artists.
The RBA was founded in 1823 by a group of artists meeting in Lincoln’s Inn Fields. At the time artists had celebrity status, pursued by royalty and the aristocracy and their work collected by the giant industrialists of the day.
Prominent members included James McNeill Whistler, Walter Sickert, L.S. Lowry, Henry Moore, John Nash and Edward Burra.
The RBA is the main contributor to the Federation of British Artists at the Mall Galleries, London.
Today it limits its membership to 200 and continues to pursue artistic excellence.
There will be an exhibition of works by over 40 members of the RBA, at Rye Art Gallery, including paintings, prints and sculptures.
It starts at 2pm on Saturday and will run until November 10.
The Gallery, in Rye High Street, is open 10.30am to 5pm Monday to Saturday and noon to pm Sundays; closed Tuesdays.