The Reading Guild of Artists (RGA), founded in 1930, is a diverse group of professional and amateur artists in the Berkshire area. Membership is open to all and new members are very welcome, from complete beginners to experienced professionals, or those just interested in art. Non-members are welcome to attend our Earley Painters sessions, RGA Friday workshops and Summer Painting Days.

Next RGA Friday

  • Mixed Media Portraits – Portraying Skin Of Colour

    Once again we will be working in watercolour on a grey tinted background and adding other media such as gouache, ink pens, neocolour and/or pastel pencils.

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Picture of the Month

  • February 2024 – William Redman

    Picture of the Month for February 2024 is To Britwell Salome from Britwell Hill by William Redman.

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Museum Highlight

  • Marcus Adams

    With colder months still with us take inspiration from this painting of a winter sports destination.

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Latest News

  • Small Works 23

    Once again we had a small works exhibition at the Turbine House at the Riverside Museum with 54 artists participating.

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Marie Dyson Award

  • Marie Dyson Award 2023
    Row of old olive trees

    Congratulations to Jenny Halstead winner of the 2023 Marie Dyson Award for her pastel Savaged Olive Grove: Sicily.

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Pauline Mercier Award

  • Pauline Mercier Award 2023
    Two vases

    Congratulations to Shirley Smith winner of the 2023 Pauline Mercier Award for her two vases Scoria Orange & Scoria Turkoois.

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The RGA is proud to support the Save Reading Gaol campaign

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