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Picture of the Month

August 2019
by Lou Jessop

Running with Wolves
Relief applique and woollen hand stitching


I love the energy in this image and the vibrant colour contrasts. The flying red hair and leaping legs of the woman and the wolves convey a sense of a longer narrative that begins way outside the frame and continues beyond it. Seeing that the woman is running "with" rather than from the wolves, led me to look online for an explanation.  I was delighted to learn of the book "Women Who Run with the Wolves", in which analyses of numerous myths and folk tales reveal "the Wild Woman archetype of the feminine psyche". For me, Lou's image vividly captures that sense of a woman at one with nature.

Chosen from our Online Art Gallery by Gill Goodwin


The Reading Guild of Artists (RGA), founded in 1930, is a diverse group of professional and amateur artists in the Berkshire area.

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Saturday 14th September 2019
Holybrook Linear Park

Forbury Gardens


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Updated: 19 Aug 2019


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Find out more about this curious selection on our Museum Highlights page and as part of the exhibition:

‘In Reading Gaol
by Reading Town’

The Turbine House
Riverside Museum
Blake’s Lock Reading

Sat 31 Aug – Sun 15 Sep 2019 10am-6pm daily


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Luxury flat C33

Please support Matt Rodda's campaign to save this Heritage site from redevelopment into luxury flats, and instead see it turned into an Arts and Heritage Centre. He needs as many signatures as possible for a change in Government policy.

To sign the petition visit https://mattroddamp.com/





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