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Picture of the Month

May 2018
by Lou Jessop

Woolen person - Grey woman
Recycled knitwear and hand stitching


I first came across Lou's work a few years ago whilst visiting the Caversham Art Trail. I was immediately intrigued by both the extraordinarily high level of her skill and the wonderful earthiness of her subject matter. Her colourful embroidered pictures depicting ancient mythical themes are approached with tender cheekiness and complete originality.

Her curiously wild and playful felted figures remind me of medieval illustrations of anthropomorphic mandrake roots – twisted, a bit uncomfortable and with something of an edgy magic about them. It is their slight creepiness that intrigues. However, I feel they are essentially humbling – a humorous reminder of how we all came into this world and how we might leave it – wild, naked, and a bit crumpled around the edges.

Chosen from our Online Art Gallery by Sadie Brockbank

Our Online Art Gallery has become so popular that we have had to split it over two web pages!

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Take a look around as there are lots of new works to be seen. Thank you.


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

The RGA holds regular creative art workshops and free art exhibitions throughout the year.


Coming soon...


Summer Show
Art Exhibition

Thu 14 – Sun 24 June 2018
10am – 4pm

University of Reading
London Road Campus

Download the Summer Show Flyer:

rga-summer-show-2018-a5-flyer.pdf (169kb)



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Small Pop-up Sale, Activities and Painting Day

Saturday 16th June 10am – 5pm

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