MARIE DYSON AWARD
Updated: 20 Jul 2021
Joint Winners 2021
The assessor for the Marie Dyson Award 2021 was Fiona Talkington, presenter for BBC Radio 3.
"It was a privilege to be asked to assess the works for the Marie Dyson Award. It was also extremely difficult: there were many contenders.
As I walked around I was struck by the tremendous skill and imagination within every work; I was both inspired and humbled. The Reading Guild of Artists has shown, once again, why art is so important, not just for those who produce all this amazing work, but for the effect on us as visitors who spend time being with each work, stepping into these worlds and allowing them to speak to us."
Highly Commended 2021
Since 1968, the Marie Dyson Award has been presented to one of our members at the Annual Exhibition for a piece of work judged to be of outstanding merit by an invited assessor. Marie Dyson was described as "...one of the Guild's brightest spirits... outstanding innovator, whose initiative and enthusiasm had in large measure been instrumental in transforming the nature of our society". This Award was founded in her memory after her untimely death in 1967.
Newspaper cutting from the RGA Archive, kindly looked after for us by The Berkshire Record Office.
Look back at previous Marie Dyson Award Winners:
Full results of the last few years: