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

  • Lively Line and Wash Portraits

    We are all drawn to look at faces from the moment we are born, but portraits can have a rather scary reputation.

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Picture of the Month

  • November 2023 – Linda Graves

    Picture of the Month for November 2023 is Tidal Road Bosham by Linda Graves. It was chosen from the Members Gallery by Robert Fitzmaurice.

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Museum Highlight

  • F.A. (Arthur) Rolfe

    Even through the hardest of times, artists will use their craft to depict what is happening around them.

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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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