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  • Small Works ’23 Exhibition at the Riverside Museum 

    The Reading Guild of Artists is pleased to have been invited once again to showcase members’ works of art at the Riverside Museum at Blake’s Lock in a new exhibition, entitled Small Works ’23. On a smaller scale than many artists are used to working, RGA members have made art to fit within the historic and unusual setting of the Turbine House where Reading’s rivers meet. This is a wonderful opportunity for art lovers to visit the museum, browse, and maybe buy some original art that would fit into their own spaces – something eye-catching, beautiful, bold, meaningful, and affordable, to ‘own art’!

    The exhibition is open every day 10 am – 6 pm from Thursday 22 September until Sunday 1 October 2023, 10 am – 2 pm on the final day. Visitors to the Turbine House will be warmly received by members of the RGA to their exhibition of ‘Small Works 23’ down by the riverside.


  • Award Winners at 92nd Annual Exhibition – Continuum

    At its 92nd Annual Exhibition, the Reading Guild of Artists (RGA) announced the winners of the Marie Dyson Award for a work in 2D and the Pauline Mercier Award for a 3D artwork. Dr. Hannah Lyons, Curator of Art Collections at the University of Reading, was ‘delighted to be the assessor at this year’s event’. The awards were presented during a packed preview party at the Old Fire Station Gallery in Henley-on-Thames. Dr. Lyons said the number of works on show and the variety and high standard of RGA members’ artistic output was quite extraordinary. She found it really hard to choose but was pleased to present Shirley Smith with the Pauline Mercier Award for her ceramics Skoria Oranje & Scoria Turkoois. Jenny Halstead won the Marie Dyson Award for her beautiful pastel painting Savaged Olive Grove: Sicily.


  • 92nd Annual Exhibition – ‘Continuum’

    The Reading Guild of Artists (RGA) is delighted to present its 92nd Annual Exhibition. Another milestone for the RGA, and once again the Old Fire Station Gallery in Henley has been chosen as the venue. ‘Continuum’ is this year’s title and describes how people keep making art throughout history and throughout life regardless of what is going on in the world. Indeed, world events as well as personal circumstances can inspire artists to explore and develop their creativity, often resulting in beautiful and uplifting work. And for the RGA – after more than 90 years of annual exhibitions – continuum is something that ‘keeps on going, changing only slowly over time’. Art flows on, and in this annual showcase of RGA members’ work, the hope is that others will be encouraged to begin or continue their own artistic journeys.


  • back at the RBH for Corridor Exhibition No. 28

    The Royal Berkshire Hospital plays host to the Reading Guild of Artists’ RBH Corridor Exhibition No.28. This year RGA members’ art works will be on show along the 2nd floor link corridor and also within the Maternity Block. Visitors and staff at the hospital will be able to enjoy this exhibition from Monday 6 March until Saturday 29 April. With the opportunity to own original art comes also the chance to support the NHS through the hospital charity. Members of the Guild are not only keen to share their artistic vision but are also happy to support the RBH by donating 25% of sales of their work to the ‘Royal Berks Charity’.


  • Small Works Exhibition 2022

    The RGA is pleased to have been invited to showcase members’ works of art at the Riverside Museum at Blake’s Lock in a new exhibition, entitled ‘Small Works’. On a smaller scale than many artists are used to working, RGA members have made art to fit within the historic and unusual setting of the Turbine House where Reading’s rivers meet. This is a wonderful opportunity for art lovers to visit the museum, to browse, and maybe to buy some original art that would fit into their own spaces – something eye-catching, beautiful, bold, meaningful, and affordable.


  • back at the RBH for the 27th Charity Art Sale

    The RBH continues to host the Reading Guild of Artists’ 27th Charity Art Exhibition. Until 27 August, visitors and staff at the hospital can enjoy a varied selection of artworks of the highest standard displayed along the 2nd-floor link corridor. With the opportunity to own original art comes also the chance to support the NHS through the hospital charity. Members of the Guild are not only keen to share their artistic vision but are also happy to support the RBH by donating 25% of sales of their work to the charity.

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