The Reading Guild of Artists (RGA) is delighted to present its 92nd Annual Exhibition at the Old Fire Station Gallery between 21 July – 1 August.
‘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 which they hope will encourage others to begin or continue their own artistic journeys.
In addition to paintings, drawings and original prints the exhibition will showcase sculptures, ceramics and other 3D art works. 2023 sees the second year of the Pauline Mercier Award – for 3D work. Dr Helen Lyons, Curator of Art Collections at the University of Reading, will judge this award together with the Marie Dyson Award, which has been awarded every year since 1968 for work assessed to be ‘of outstanding merit’.
Linda Saul, Chair of the RGA, said “The members of the Reading Guild of Artists continue to create work which we hope will bring pleasure and joy to our viewing public.”
Further information on the Reading Guild of Artists, can be found by visiting http://www.rga-artists.org.uk/