About Roche Gallery

ROCHE gallery is a contemporary art gallery in the heart of the ancient town of Rye. Since 2002 we have been exhibiting and promoting established artists as well as emerging talents from the UK and overseas.

Throughout the year, we exhibit art by Marina Kim – one of the founders of the ROCHE gallery. Several times a year we have special events with invited artists.

ROCHE gallery gives you an opportunity to buy art online.

The gallery also provides bespoke framing services.

ROCHE gallery opening hours:
Thursday – Monday, 10-5.30pm

Often we are out on meetings. Please make an appointment prior to your visit!

About Marina Kim

Marina Kim is a painter and printmaker specialising in portraiture. She comes from a culturally, politically and ethnically mixed background.

Marina was born in the Soviet Socialist Republic of Uzbekistan, when the Soviet empire was at it’s height. When perestroika came about, soon followed by a complete collapse of the established system, she was 16.

In the atmosphere of the economic hardship and political uncertainty which raged over the soviet conglomerate, many people felt lost and bitter. Others, especially younger generation, embraced the new freedom and opportunities.

Marina spent her formative years during this period of great change and she says, she wouldn’t have it any other way. “It made me realise my adaptability and trust in my creative power. Most importantly, I now have it engraved in my psyche, that losing everything and having familiar world crumble around you is a good thing. Eventually.”

Now Marina is a successful art gallery proprietor and portrait painter. Her artworks are held in many private collections around the world.