Past Exhibitions & Events

Updated: 27 Jul 2021


Exhibition 'Reconnected' poster

The RGA 90th Annual Exhibition 2021
Reconnected

The Old Fire Station Gallery, Henley-on-Thames

Fri 16th – Tue 27th July 2021

Open daily 10am – 4pm
Open until 5pm Sat 17th and Sun 18th as part of the Henley Arts Trail

The RGA were pleased to be part of the Henley Arts Trail 2021.

That's TV (interview with Jane Somner)

Henley Herald: First Weekend of Arts Trail Draws in the Crowds

Henley Standard newspaper cutting
Henley Standard, page 25 cutting

Henley Standard: Artists revealing their creativity under quarantine

 

People in a gallery
 
 
Paintings on gallery wall
 
 
People in a gallery
 
 
Sculptures in a gallery
 
 
Paintings on a gallery wall
 
 
People in a gallery
 
 

Online exhibition poster

RGA ONLINE EXHIBITION
"while we wait"

This exhibition ran from 12th March to 30th June 2021.

"...the variety of work, media and styles contribute to a real gallery experience."

"Another wonderful display of members' work."

"An exciting collection of work... great balance of colour, texture and subject matter."

 

Media coverage of "while we wait":

Henley Standard

Wokingham.Today

That's TV (interview with Jane Somner)


For much of 2020 all physical exhibitions and events were postponed or cancelled. However, we were able to hold some online exhibitions:

Online exhibition poster

RGA ONLINE EXHIBITION
"Celebrating Our Town – Discover Reading"

In November 2020 we re-discovered RGA members' Reading, in this expanded and revisited exhibition.

See your favourite artists' work and explore the rooms to re-discover and remember, with 90 new works added and new stories to tell, alongside works from our original exhibition launched September 2020.

 

"It's so cool, and clear, and beautiful."

"So impressed! Really looks terrific."

"Superb work I love the 'rooms' layout."

"Inspiring pieces, enjoyable to wander around."

"Interesting and easy to use."


Online exhibition poster

RGA ONLINE EXHIBITION

This was our first instalment of "Celebrating Our Town – Discover Reading", launched in September 2020, in what was the RGA's 90th Anniversary Year.

 

"It's so beautifully presented, informative and so elegantly hung."

"It's a joy to wander round at leisure from my own armchair! I can re-enter a room, stand and gaze with nobody wanting to share my view."

"Most enjoyable to wander around the "rooms" and see the inspiring pieces from RGA artists."

"A wonderful window into the Guild."

"A brilliant show – some lovely work really well presented."

 

 


Poster for Here comes the Sun

SPRING EXHIBITION 2020

"HERE COMES THE SUN: HARRISON IN HENLEY"


The Old Fire Station Gallery
52 Market Place
Henley-on-Thames, RG9 2AG


Fri 6th – Mon 16th March 2020

'Here Comes the Sun – Harrison in Henley' sparked off plenty of creative activity among RGA Members. The Exhibitions team was very excited by what was shown – both two and three dimensional artwork. Whether focusing on the life and interests of George Harrison – his music, his spirituality, charity work (the Concert for Bangladesh in 1971) or his love of landscape gardening – or the many and varied aspects of Henley town itself, there is plenty of inspiration. The Henley Royal Regatta, the Annual Festivals, the River Thames, and the local landscape have all inspired artists over the years. We enjoyed the artworks that members of the RGA created, in celebration of George Harrison – the man, his music and his life – especially whilst he lived in Henley.

Take a look at photos of the exhibition's opening event: Exhibition Photos

 

 

 

 


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