The Reading Guild of Artists’ sumptuous summer show

‘After the Rain’ by Calina Lefter

The fabulously creative Reading Guild of Artists (RGA), headed by the inspirational Carole Stephens, have collaborated with Reading University’s final year BA primary education with art specialism (QTS) students in an energised exhibition of extraordinary elan and artistic diversity.

Works range from exuberant oil canvasses and wistful watercolours, exquisitely nature-themed, to boldly vivid abstract art, brightly warm textiles, cool ceramics… right through to teasingly innovative installations.


RGA member and printer in residence Emily Gillmor has included a programme of workshops with the exhibition. Although the exhibition is free to visit, workshops cost £40 per person and need to be booked in advance.

Date Workshop
Monday 24 June Open access printmaking
Tuesday 25 June Sue Mundy: hand-building organic forms and vessels in ceramics
Wednesday 26 June Janina Maher: Gelli printing inspired by nature
Friday 28 June Emily Gillmor and Sam Knight: basic screen printing with paper stencils
Friday 28 June Mick McNicholas: drawing from the life model
Saturday 29 June Emily Gillmor and Chris Mercier: screen printing
Sunday 30 June Emily Gillmor and Chris Mercier: screen printing

The RGA’s sixth annual summer show is free to visit and open until Sunday 30 June daily from 10am to 4pm. It is at the Institute of Education in the University of Reading’s London Road Campus, RG1 5AQ.

‘Yearlings feed time’ by Philip Alexander

  1. Reading Guild of Artists website, on Facebook and workshop tickets
  2. The RGA on the Whitley Pump
  3. Reading University

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