Local art exhibitions, arts societies meetings, craft events, art clubs, arts workshops and
information about how you can exhibit your own work.

Event are listed in order of start date.

OpenHand OpenSpace Gallery: Post Degree Art Show and Sale

Friday 19th July

Saturday 20th July

Sunday 21st July

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OpenHand OpenSpace Gallery, Brock Keep, 571 Oxford Road, Reading RG30 1HL

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OpenHand OpenSpace Gallery: Post Degree Art Show and Sale

University of Reading's 2019 painting finalists present the Post Degree-Show Show and Sale!

This show represents the culmination of our university careers and the start of our careers as professional artists.

Please come along to see a diverse range of paintings from figurative to abstract, and perhaps take something special home with you.

How to get to OHOS:
By car from Oxford Road, Reading, turn south into Brock Gardens, then first left and through the black steel gates into the free car park. Buses 15, 16 and 17 from Reading Town Centre, alight at Brock Gardens stop, enter through the red gate at the front or black gates at the back.

OpenHand OpenSpace (OHOS) is an artist-led organisation based in Reading. It has provided artists' studios, community education facilities and gallery space at Brock Keep since the early 1980's. During that time we have been a base for many exciting artists, some of whom have gone on to be internationally acclaimed artists.

OpenHand OpenSpace is funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund and sponsored by Reading Borough Council, Clarks Legal and The Architectural Heritage Fund

More information about OHOS: www.ohos.org.uk or on Facebook see www.facebook.com/openhandopenspace.

Wokingham Art Society 64th Annual Summer Exhibition

Saturday July 20th to
Saturday August 3rd

Open daily
10am - 5.30pm

Late night
Thursdays to 8pm

Opening Evening (by invitation) Fri 19 Jul

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St Paul's Parish Rooms, Reading Road, Wokingham RG41 1EH

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Wokingham Art Society Summer Exhibition

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Wokingham Art Society will hold their 64th Annual Summer Exhibition and Sale of paintings, ceramics, jewellery and cards.

This is a great opportunity to see, and buy, high quality art work from over 100 local artists.

"Buy and Take Home an Original Work of Art" has been the motto of the Society over the years. This is quite a unique feature, as visitors can buy and take home a chosen work of art which is then replaced straight away with another original piece. This way the exhibition is constantly showing a different display.

There will also be a "Young Artist" corner where children can create their own "masterpieces", thus leaving the parents in peace to have a wander around the exhibition.

Admission FREE. Car parking and refreshments available. Disabled access.

For details of this year's Annual Exhibition, please see www.wokinghamartsociety.org.uk/5_Exhibition/EXHIBITION.HTM.

More information: www.wokinghamartsociety.org.uk.

Wokingham Art Society Meeting

Tuesday, Aug 20th

7.30-9.30 pm

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Wokingham Methodist Church, Rose Street, Wokingham RG40 1XS

How to get there.

Paint demonstration by Rob Wareing, whose subject will be either Portrait or Figures, using Pastel.

Entrance fee is £4 for non-members. This includes a cup of coffee or tea during the interval.

More information: www.wokinghamartsociety.org.uk.

Cookham and Maidenhead Arts Trail

Saturday 14th September
Sunday 15th September


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5 mile radius around Cookham and Maidenhead

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Cookham and Maidenhead Arts Trail

The Cookham and Maidenhead Arts Trail 2019 will take place over the week-end of 14th and 15th September.

This is an opportunity for the public to see quality art in a trail where the venues are located within a 5 mile radius round Cookham and Maidenhead and are open from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm over the week-end.

Likewise, it provides local artists with a chance to display their art and meet with the public in an informal manner and discuss their art with the public. Refreshments and demonstrations are available at many venues. Entry is FREE to all venues.

To find out which artists are taking part this year, see Artists List and for a handy map to show all the studios on the trail please see Arts Trail Map.

There will be a group exhibition displaying a selection of work in the Gallery at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead SL6 4PF from 3rd to 22nd September which we would encourage the public to visit.

Wokingham Arts Trail 2019

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Saturday 21st September
Sunday 22nd September

10.30am to 5.30pm

11 venues across Wokingham Borough

Wokingham Arts Trail 2019

This year is the 10th eagerly anticipated Wokingham Arts Trail and promises to build on the success of previous years. 11 venues around Wokingham Borough will showcase the work of 29 artists.

In addition to paintings, original handmade prints, ceramics, glass, handmade books, jewellery and textiles a mosaic artist will be opening her studio in Winnersh and a photographer will be displaying his work at The Art Company of Molly Millars Lane, Wokingham.

Eight artists new to the trail will be exhibiting alongside some familiar faces and two new venues will give the opportunity to see how the artists' work changes and develops over time.

By downloading and following the detailed map the venues can be discovered which relate to the corresponding artists, leading to artists' studios and homes as well as Gorse Ride Infant School and W.A.D.E. on Reading Road. Entry to all is FREE.

The quality of work, most of which will be for sale, is outstanding and this is a wonderful opportunity for the community to meet their local artists who will be present to talk about their work. Some venues will be offering refreshments or giving demonstrations too.

If you would like to know more about Wokingham Arts Trail, visit our website www.wokinghamartstrail.co.uk.

Community Arts Programme Autumn 2019

7th September
to 7th December

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Community Arts, Maiden Erlegh Campus, Silverdale Road, Earley, Reading RG6 7HS

How to get there.

Community Arts Programme for Autumn 2019

Booking is open for the Maiden Erlegh School Community Arts Programme for Autumn 2019.

For full details download the brochure (requires Adobe reader) or look out for the leaflet in libraries and venues around Reading and Wokingham.


Saturday Courses & Workshops for Children:

  • Art Attack - school years 4-6 28th Sept - 7th Dec (10 classes)
  • Art Attack - school years 7-9 28th Sept - 7th Dec (10 classes)

Workshops for Adults (18+):

  • Open Access Printmaking (7 Sept, 5 Oct, 2 Nov, 7 Dec) (Monthly)
  • Kitchen sink lithography (21 Sept)
  • Linoprinting in colour (19 Oct)
  • Cardcuts and collagraph printing (16 Nov)
  • Alcohol links (23 Nov)
  • Geilli plate printing techniques (30 Nov)

Evening Courses Adults (18+):

  • Mondays: Silver Jewellery (23 Sept-2 Dec, 10 classes)
  • Mondays: Stained Glass (30 Sept-25 Nov, 8 classes)
  • Tuesdays: Silver Jewellery (24 Sept-3 Dec, 10 classes)
  • Wednesdays: Advanced Silver Jewellery (25 Sept-4 Dec, 10 classes)

For details and schedule see the full leaflet. To book your place on any of the courses get the booking form.

Get more information about: Community Arts & Peacock Gallery.

Information about Maiden Erlegh School: www.maidenerleghschool.co.uk.

Timeless announcements: CREATIVE ARTS

These creative art activities run permanently.

Watercolour Classes

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Tuesdays &


Watercolour Classes

If you would like to learn to paint in watercolours, or develop your skills and techniques, why not join one of my classes in Finchampstead.

For more details please visit the website www.saa.co.uk/art/lespatey or call Les on 01344 775276.

Art Classes at The Phoenix Studio, Towersey

the week

The Phoenix Studio, Chinnor Rd, Towersey, Nr Thame, Oxfordshire OX9 3QZ

How to get there.

The Phoenix Studio runs a range of art classes for all abilities, from the complete novice to the lifelong artist. The brand new studio, set amidst a beautiful meadow in the quiet village of Towersey in Oxfordshire, offers a great place to explore your creativity.

For more details please visit the website www.phoenixstudio.co.uk or call James on 07765 980508.

New Art Group

Every Tuesday

1pm to 3pm

FBC Centre, Gorse Ride, Finchampstead RG40 4ES

Come and join a friendly group of people who enjoy painting and drawing together in modern surroundings at the FBC Centre. All abilities from beginners to experienced painters are welcome.

No joining, termly or annual fees. Cost £3 per session.

For more details telephone 0118 9088155 or 0118 9732484

Twyford Arts Group Life Drawing Sessions

Every Wednesday

7pm to 9.30pm

URC Hall, Church Street, Twyford RG10 9DR (opp. Haweli restaurant)

How to get there

The group meets for life drawing sessions on Wednesday evenings for people to come along and practise their skills. More information: www.twyfordartgroup.co.uk.

The Ark Studio



Ravenswood Village, Nine Mile Ride, Crowthorne, Berkshire RG45 6BQ

How to get there

The Ark is an educational arts and disability charity that runs music, dance, drama and other arts courses. Contact: (01344) 755528 or email us for details.