Help needed for Rye exhibition

My co-curator, Heidi Foster and I are putting on the RSA Poster Show at the Rye Art Gallery from May 18-June 30. a look back at one of Rye’s best loved


The annual Rye Society of Artists summer show at the Boys Club in Mermaid Street, started in 1951. Posters designed for many of the shows are one of the highlights and some of these will be on show and for sale at the gallery’s show.

We have some splendid ephemera, but only one photograph, that of a youthful Louis Turpin and family at one of the show’s previews.

Does anyone have any photographs from past shows? Also, if someone has one of these original posters: Mary Dinsdale 1988, Evelyn Carter 1983 and Keith

Purser 1985, I would love to hear from you please.

We’ll re-photograph and take the greatest care of the originals. Please contact me on 01797 224760 or email

Joan Porter, East Street, Rye.