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Information for members regarding forthcoming exhibitions and events. Full details will be sent to members prior to events.


Date for your diary...

RGA AGM Wed 29th April 2020
Details TBA

We have positions vacant. Please consider volunteering to help run the RGA, it’s a great way to meet fellow members, learn about the art community in Reading and get involved.

Carole P. and Carole S. have come to the end of their 3 years on the RGA Council as Councillors, although both have served for many years previously in a variety of roles. We thank them both for all their hard work, drive and support.

Positions vacant are:

RGA Fridays co-ordinator
Upgrading Secretary
Exhibition Secretary
Publicity Officer
5 Councillors

Please contact us at info@rga-artists.org.uk for more information.



RGA Exhibitions 2020

Updated 18 Jan 2020

Spring Exhibition 2020
"Here Comes The Sun: Harrison in Henley

Old Fire Station Gallery, Henley-on-Thames

Hand-in: Wed afternoon 4th March 2020
Time:2.30 - 4.30pm

Hanging: Thu 5th March 2020

Open Event: Sat 7th March 4-8pm with music etc.
Exhibition closes: Mon 16th March

Hand-back: Tue 17th March
Time:2.30 - 4.30pm

Opening hours 10.30 - 4.30pm

At least one work per artist will be hung, but there may be limited space on the walls. 3D work will be easier to display.

Please download the following:

Exhibition team's outline (updated 22.01.20):
Here Comes The Sun: Harrison in Henley (PDF 56KB)

The Guidelines and Hand-in form:
rga-here-comes-the-sun-exhibtion-2020 (PDF 173KB)

Catalogue and id labels:
rga-catalogue-and-id-label-cio (PDF 184KB)

The flyer:

HH_FlyerFront_02.pdf (1.64MB)

HH_FlyerBack_02.pdf (1.18MB)


Volunteers needed:

The RGA is running an Experimental Drawing workshop sessions at Reading Museum, organised by RGA member Lorna Webber

It is aimed at Art Students (GCSE+) and Adult Learners
17 April 10:30 -12:30 and/or 13:30 - 15:30  

We need RGA members to help guide the drawing activities.

Activities could include:
- exploring mark-making, tonal and textural effects;
- strategies for more accurate drawing (construction lines, measuring, negative shapes, looking for simple shapes);
- blind and semi-blind contour drawing;
- the power of the line (varied line weight, optical connections with broken line);
- finding the light (working on black paper with white conte);
- gestural drawing (finding the 'direction' of the object(s);
- cross-contour drawing;
- reducing number of lines (depict the subject with 4 lines only, then 3 lines, then 2 and finally, just one);
- 'pushing' the form with tone, using side of oil pastel, (a darker mark is made where the form turns away from the viewer).

You may well have more ideas! The only restriction is to use 'dry, non-dusty' materials only. Biros and pens are fine, but not dip pens.

Lorna has booked a number of "Museum Boxes", which are artefacts or sets of items, most of which are on the museum's current theme of "animals".

Please contact Lorna to volunteer or for more details: LornaWebberVipond@gmail.com


Sadly the Summer Show has been cancelled due to planned building works at the University of Reading.



RGA 90th Annual and Anniversary Exhibition 2020
"Drawing in the Broadest Sense

Reading Museum

Hand-in: Thu 27th August
Opening and Private View: Sat 29th August
The exhibition will run for 2, possibly 3 weeks (TBC) with talks from practising artists and workshops run by the RGA.
Open 10am-4pm
Further details TBA



Updated 18 Jan 2020:

RGA Royal Berkshire Hospital Corridor Exhibition 2020

Sunday 1st November (hand-in and hanging) -

20th December 2020 (take-down and hand-back)



Get involved! Situations Vacant...

Have a say in the running of the RGA!

We have positions available, or if you just want to help out, please contact us at info@rga-artists.org.uk for more information.


Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO)

We are now registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). Our new Reg. Charity No. is 1182221.

Here is the RGA's new Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) Constitution which will replace our existing Registered Charity one. The aim has been as far as possible to transfer the existing structure into the new Constitution.

rga-cio-constitution-2018.pdf (428kb)

INFO-What-is-a-CIO.pdf (130kb)


Online Art Gallery

All Exhibiting Members are invited to supply work for their own individual Artist's page linked to the online RGA Online Art Gallery which is now over two pages, A-K and L-Z and therefore have the opportunity for one of their works to be chosen for our Picture of the Month on the Home page by the previous month's artist. For more details please see Gallery Submissions! Alreading exhibiting? Why not update your page with new pictures... email Martina at webmaster@rga-artists.org.uk

RGArt Events logo

Check out RGArt Events www.rgartevents.uk the place to find art events, news and studio visits involving members of RGA.

To be included, email Linda at info@rgartevents.uk - or you can use the form on the Contact page on www.rgartevents.uk


For information:

certificate-of-employers-liability-insurance-2019-2020 - Copy.pdf



A hive of activity at the Summer Show Hand-in 2019 captured by Jane.








And the hang took place the next day, which Calina caught on camera for us.

The Hang

The Hang

The Hang

The Hang






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