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


It's time to renew your membership!

Please download: bankers-order-and-subs-renewal-2020.pdf

Membership runs from the date you join until 31 December that year or, if dated after 30 September, next year.

Annual subscriptions are due by 1st January.

Members who fail to pay their subscriptions each year by 30th March in the same year shall have their names removed from the Membership List.

The annual subscription for Affiliate Members is £15.

The annual subscription for Exhibiting Members is £25.


Congratulations to our newly upgraded members:

Stephen Davies, Wendy Hodges, Bhamini Markella, Ayla Paul, Marjorie McCartney and one other were all successfully upgraded on a chilly and fogy December evening and we look forward to seeing more of your work next year.

Many thanks to all who attended.



RGA Exhibitions 2020
an update from the RGA Exhibition Team

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

Old Fire Station Gallery, Henley-on-Thames

Hand-in: Wed afternoon 4th March 2020

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 2.30 - 4.30pm

Opening hours TBC

Two works per artist, any media encouraged, including 3D.
Plus 3 Browsers. Framed work limited by size, up to 75 x 65cm (corrected 26.11.19).

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 Exhibition team's outline for Here Comes The Sun: Harrison in Henley


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


RGA Royal Berkshire Hospital Corridor Exhibition 2020

We have been added to the list of interested art groups: if neither option is given to us we will consider other options for a ‘Painters’ Show 2020.

We have asked for the following dates:
1st November - 20th or 27th December 2020 or
6th September - 25th October 2020



RGA members are invited to a
Christmas Lecture "Conscious Objects"
a talk and film by our President Clive Duncan FRSS RBA SPS
followed by a pre-Christmas gathering.

Shiplake Church Hall
Church Lane
Thu 12th Dec 2019

There is a large car park available but for environmental purposes please feel free to organise lifts and car shares between you, it’s more social too!

The Church and the Church Hall probably share the same post code - RG9 4BS - as they are very close. 
St. Peter and St. Paul’s, Church Lane, Shiplake, Oxfordshire RG9 4BS.

The Reading to Henley Road is the A4155.
As soon as you enter Shiplake from Reading, Church Lane is on the right almost opposite the Plowden Arms pub. The Church is in Church Lane and as soon as you turn right, the Hall is on the left with the large car park at the back. The car park has its own exit on to the A4155.

There is a bus service between Reading and Henley (No. 800), which stops at Shiplake College, between Church Lane and the College entrance. This stop also caters for the new X38 more direct service which operates between Oxford, Wallingford, Henley and Reading.


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



Then and Now book

Our 75th anniversary publication "Then and Now" is still available! £5 plus p&p to any UK address.

If you would like to purchase your own copy, contact Clare at earley-painters@rga-artists.org.uk


For information:

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



Catalogue Label
This label must be attached to all works.

Attached to the back of the work on long string so it can hang over the front of the frame during the hanging process.

When hanging is complete the Catalogue labels are cut off and numbered, and then used to create the catalogue.

ID Label
This label must be stuck to the back of your framed pieces.
This label stays on the work.

Please make sure all the details are correct!

Please download the following pdf to print and cut out the catalogue and id labels, making sure you printer is set to 100% landscape:

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

label-guidelines.pdf (628KB)


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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