Updated: 15 Oct 2020

Information for members regarding forthcoming exhibitions and events.


RGA Online Exhibition
Celebrating our Town ā€“ Discover Reading

Thank you to all members who took part in the first instalment of our Online exhibition.

Exhibiting Members can now start preparing for the second deadline of our Online Exhibition "Celebrating Our Town ā€“ Discover Reading". Remember there are no submission fees, and it is an opportunity to exhibit and sell your work.

Please download the new Submission Instructions for full details:
online-exhibition-submission-instructions-2020-oct.pdf (190KB)

As you know, the exhibition is going to run for a year or longer, and we hope will lead to a Two Rivers Press book about the RGA and Reading.

Please download this e-poster which is a suitable shape for Social Media.

Online exhibition poster


Record the RGA in our 90th year!

Dear Members, the RGA Website and Archive is looking for any work that reflects the RGA's activities. So if you have any existing works or fancy creating something during our 90th year, Iā€™d love to show some on the website. Please send to

Rubbing of stone carving
RGA 90 – Creative rubbing by Paul Woolley,
made from a commemorative carving
by sculptor Clive Duncan

"On Wednesday 5 March 1930 a meeting took place of those interested in matters of Art, and with the object of forming a society for the exhibition of works of Art." And so it all began, we are now in our 90th year!



Due to the coronavirus crisis the AGM which was due in April has been postponed until we can hopefully hold it later in the year. Many thanks to the current RGA Council for continuing in their roles until then.

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
Exhibition Secretary
Publicity Officer
5 Councillors

Please contact us at for more information.


RGA activities have been postponed until further notice.

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

Unfortunately, the 90th Annual Exhibition we had planned for September will not be going ahead. Although Reading Museum is open again to visitors, they will not be in a position to host us this year. They hope to welcome us again next year, all being well.


RGA Royal Berkshire Hospital Corridor Exhibition 2020

This was planned for November-December and has now been cancelled.


Online Art Gallery

All Exhibiting Members are invited to supply work for their own individual Artist's page linked to the RGA online Gallery 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


For information:

certificate-of-employers-liability-insurance-2019-2020 - Copy.pdf (784KB)

People hanging paintings

Man going up lader

More people hanging paintings

Wall full of paintings

Tools for the job



Crit session round paintings



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