READING GUILD OF ARTISTS

Updated: 5 Aug 2021


People in a gallery

 

Thank you to all who visited our 90th Annual Exhibition 'Reconnected'. It was brilliant to see so many friends and supporters again.

Congratulations to Nina O'Connell and Jenny Halstead our Marie Dyson Award joint winners 2021.

 


RBH Corridor Exhibition continues...

Royal Berkshire Hospital
Corridor Exhibition No.26

5 July – 28 Aug 2021

Paintings hanging on wall

 

You'll find our display along the second floor link corridor, we're in the Centre Block (opposite Main X-ray) and in South Block (outside Respiratory Medicine).

25% of sales are donated to the 'Royal Berks Charity'.

 


Picture of the Month

August 2021
by Philip Alexander

Lone tree in a summer meadow
Meadow near Reading
Oil on canvas
90 x 40cm

The importance of trees in all their stages of life! What stories this single majestic tree could tell, standing alone in its meadow on a bright summer's day. One branch has fallen, while others, bare and greyed by the weather, still point up towards the fast moving clouds. However, this tree is keeping up the good work, providing habitat to all those who come across it and a sense of hope as some branches show new growth with a 'I'm still here'.

I'm reminded of my 'O-level' art paper title "Dead and fallen trees", when I had a week to prepare my sketches before the exam (was it 3 hours or a whole day to complete?). I'm appreciating the central placement of the tree and Philip has caught the expression of the branches with the freshness of the leaves and meadow with its yellow buttercups and a wide rolling sky. Much to contemplate and enjoy.

Chosen from our online Gallery by Martina Hildebrandt

 


Online exhibition poster

Online Exhibition is still open!

 


Museum Highlights

With trips to the museum or days out to the beach a possibility again, here a Museum Highlight to celebrate the re-opening of Reading Museum, and a chance to see the Rubens to Sickert: The Study of Drawing exhibition in person until 7 August 2021.

Deckchair with pier building looming above

 


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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