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Updated 13 Oct


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BIG Draw Festival

Monday 28th October 2019
10:00am - 3:30pm
Reading Museum

Free, drop-in
Donations to the Museum welcome.

Come along and join in to celebrate this year’s BIG Draw Festival!

With the help of our artists you can make an animal themed mask inspired by the Museum's exhibition Animal - World Art Journeys or you can simply borrow a pencil and paper from the gallery drawing boxes.

No experience necessary, all ages welcome.

Animal - World Art Journeys
14 Sep 2019 - 10:00am to 18 Apr 2020 - 4:00pm

Sir John Madejski Art Gallery Reading Museum
Journey through time and around the world in a visual treat of an exhibition where great art meets great craft. See how artists have transformed the animal world into stunning stylised forms such as Peruvian weavings and Javanese batiks. For more information visit:



Detail of an Allen W. Seaby print Bay of Salamis, photograph by Matthew Knight, courtesy of the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology.



Photo of Allen Seaby

Allen Seaby











Allen W. Seaby co-founded the Reading Guild of Artists in 1930, and his family is still very much part of the RGA in the form of his grandson RGA Life member Robert Gillmor and great-grand daughter Emily Gillmor.





Allen Seaby’s Archaeology for Children

An RGA related Exhibition at the
Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology

13 September 2019 – 21 February 2020

9:00 - 16:30 Tue-Fri in term time
(9:00 - 16:30 Tue-Thu outside of term time)

Free exhibition open to the public

Allen Seaby was an artist, teacher and writer. A master of Japanese style wood-block technique, he is best remembered for his prints of the natural world, particularly birds, yet he was also interested in the ancient past. Through his books he brought this world to life for young people. Through unpublished artworks, on loan from the Gillmor family, and archives, including an unpublished manuscript in University of Reading’s Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, this exhibition documents Seaby's collaborations with Percy and Annie Ure, founders of the Ure Museum.

For more information about Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology please visit https://www.reading.ac.uk/Ure/index.php

The Museum is based in the centre of the University of Reading, Whiteknights campus, on the ground floor of the Edith Morley (formerly Humanities and Social Sciences) building, in the Department of Classics, room 38.





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