Updated: 1 Jun 2020

To all our members, friends and supporters we hope you are keeping safe and well.


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.

Although our activities have been put on hold you can still view a selection of RGA Exhibiting Members' work in our online Gallery:

Gallery A–C

Gallery D–J

Gallery K–Q

Gallery R–Z

And if you are an Exhibiting Member please supply work for your own individual Artist's page, or why not update your existing one. For more details please see Gallery Submissions!


Picture of the Month

June 2020
by Lou Jessop

standing nude female figure made from old wool
Woolen person – Grey woman
Recycled knitwear and hand stitching

There is a wonderful tactile quality to Lou Jessop's work. This is a piece I would like to hold in my hands. It reminds me of a votive object, connecting back to prehistory, whose purpose has been lost in the passage of time – a symbol of motherhood/fertility perhaps? A figure however, that is slightly unsettling with a strong presence. The fact that it is made of re-purposed knitwear brings an added dimension and resonance to the work.

Chosen from our online Gallery by Tom Cartmill


Museum Highlights

This figure looks to be cooped up indoors? To find out more about this rather different linocut and the artist behind it, take a look at our Museum Highlights.

Photo of Eric Stanford

Annual Reviews

Annual Review cover 2019-2020
Annual Review
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