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Barefoot Opera Fundraiser

We have joined forces with the ‘Barefoot Opera’ for a very special evening of music with singers performing set pieces from famous operas including Giuseppe Verdi’s popular ‘La traviata’, ahead of the Barefoot opera’s tour of La traviata in 2024.

This performance will be in conjunction with our winter exhibition ‘abundance’ which showcases the very best new work from more than 40 artists represented by the gallery.

This evening has a very special purpose as it is being staged to raise money for the next essential phase in the restoration of our historic buildings.

Our three permanent collection stores and archive rooms desperately need updating to a museum standard. We can then look after our growing permanent collection of over 1,500 artworks more efficiently. This will also allow for better public access to the artworks and our special archive.

This is a key part of our original bequest that our significant collection which is held in trust at the gallery continues to be for the benefit and enjoyment of the Rye community and beyond.


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