We are proposing setting up a world-class creative arts centre in Rye.
We propose to establish an international residency programme for the creative arts. We hope that Bridgepoint will become another gem on the coastal trail between Turner Contemporary, Margate and Hastings Contemporary (formerly Jerwood Gallery), De La Warr Pavillion in Bexhill and Towner Gallery in Eastbourne.
The £8 million regeneration project will see the conversion of a disused warehouse on Rock Channel, Rye being developed into artist’s studio workshops and accommodation, a gallery and performance rehearsal space.
The site lies on the Riverfront in Rye, East Sussex within an area which has been predominantly industrialised over the last 100 years. Before this the site was a mud flat around the base of the cliff of Rye, historically know as a boat-making area, with Rye itself being one of the Cinque Ports. This ambitious scheme designed by local Rye architect practice, RX Architects, involves the conversion of a large warehouse building into a multi-purpose arts centre.
The riverfront in Rye will become a complex of artists workshops, exhibition space, rehearsal studio and sound stage.
“A multi-disciplinary arts space where things are created”
Who we are
Bridgepoint is a privately funded project, owned by Sarah and David Kowitz.
This exciting new creative hub
“aims to support a residency programme of innovative world-class artists across numerous disciplines and hopes that if planning permission is granted for the development, it will create a flourishing community of exceptional talent and encourage a migration of arts, which will continue the drive towards coastal regeneration.”
Sarah Kowitz, founder & Executive Producer at Bridge Point.