Updated: 11 Sep 2021

What are our members up to?

If you ever want to find out what our members are doing when not busy with the RGA, follow RGAEvents on where exhibiting members can have their events and exhibitions posted.

Being a member and getting involved with the Reading Guild of Artists very often leads to other opportunities and friendships.

Currently 6 of our members are supporting local charity Lauchpad Reading with a display of work.

And several members are exhibiting at The Turbine House, 10 – 26 September, with The Last Gasometer and Reading's Changing Skyline as part of the Heritage Open Days.

Find out more about becoming a member of the RGA and join Reading's long-standing artists' group (founded in 1930!). Membership is open to all and new members are very welcome, from complete beginners to experienced professionals, or those just interested in art.


Online exhibition poster

Online Exhibition is still open!


Picture of the Month

September 2021
by Mohan Banerji

Rocky landscape in blue
Lockdown Blues #2
Mixed media
20 x 20cm

As a lover of remote places and mountain walking and having spent much of lockdown working on a series of paintings based on my walking experiences, this picture really struck a chord.

I liked Mohan's use of bright colour, the deep blue of the water, the contrasting surrounding rocks, the sweep of the landscape up to the summit.

Just makes me look forward to my next trip to the mountains.

Chosen from our online Gallery by Philip Alexander


Museum Highlights

A challenge to us all, painting the British weather. Malcolm Hitchcock painted this scene at least three times showing different weather conditions. Two can be seen in our Museum Highlights, and a barest hint of a third shown in a newspaper cutting in 1976 on the Marie Dyson Award Past Winners archive.

Old railway building in the rain


The Reading Guild of Artists (RGA), founded in 1930, is a diverse group of professional and amateur artists in the Berkshire area.



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