Binge out on art this summer

Art lovers on Katesgrove Hill can leave their cars at home if they want to binge on culture this summer. The local highlight is the Whiteknights studio trail on 10-11 June. Reading University is also hosting several exhibitions over the next few months including the Reading Guild of Artists show on 15-25 June.

Reading University degree shows

Admission is free and no booking is required for any Reading University degree show.

BA primary education with art final degree exhibition

Reading University’s institute of education will present an exhibition of work produced by their final year undergraduate specialist students. The exhibition runs from Monday 15 May until Saturday 20 May, 9am – 5pm at the institute of education art department, LO4, London Road campus.

Department of art degree show

The graduating students of Reading University’s art department will exhibit their paintings, installations, performances and film from Monday 5 June until Friday 9 June, 10am – 4pm at the department of art, TOB1, Earley Gate, Whiteknights campus.

Typography and graphic communication degree shows

This show will include design projects for print and screen by students studying for BA graphic communication, MA book design and MA information design. It will include books, magazines, packaging, branding, websites, apps, exhibitions and wayfinding systems. It runs from Monday 12 June until Saturday 17 June, 9am – 4pm at the department of typography and graphic communication, TOB2, Earley Gate, Whiteknights campus.

Reading Guild of Artists summer show

The fourth Reading Guild of Artists summer show will include several workshops as well as an exhibition. The monoprinting workshop will be given by Kategrove’s own Robert Fitzmaurice. Another workshop on ‘figures in a landscape’ will be led by the Harris Garden’s first resident artist Jenny Halstead.

The show runs from Thursday 15 until Sunday 25 June, 10am – 4pm at the institute of education art department, LO4, London Road campus. Admission to the summer show is free, although there is a charge for workshops which need to be booked in advance.

Whiteknights Studio Trail

The seventeenth Whiteknights Studio Trail (WST) will be on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 June at various locations around Reading University’s Whiteknights campus.

Some of these locations are artists’ studios, but venues include local schools, museums and Reading University.

The Museum of English Rural Life on Redlands Road hosts works from four artists over these two days, which are on display from 11am until 6pm. Reading University’s art department will be exhibiting work from their final year graduates from 11am until 5pm.

The Rising Sun Arts Centre

The Rising Sun Arts Centre on Silver Street hosts several regular art groups, including Bookface Bookclub, the Yellow Teapot Cafe, the Art Space open art studio and the B.Alive life drawing sessions.


  1. Whiteknights Studio Trail
  2. Reading Guild of Artists
  3. Reading University institute of education
  4. Reading University department of art
  5. Reading University department of typography & graphic communication
  6. Events at Reading University
  7. Museum of English Rural Life
  8. Robert Fitzmaurice
  9. Tom Cartmill