Thursday, 23 September 2021

Artists' show is a big 'Hooray!' for Henley

Artists' show is a big 'Hooray!' for Henley

A GROUP of artists are preparing to celebrate all things Henley as part of their 87th annual exhibition.

Hooray Henley! is the punning title of this year’s show by the Reading Guild of Artists, which opens next Saturday (March 18) at the Old Fire Station Gallery in Upper Market Place.

Open from 10am to 4pm daily, including Sundays, the 11-day exhibition runs until Tuesday, March 28.

It promises to showcase an electic mix of work, with examples of batik, prints, woven textiles, and paint in three dimensions.

Works will be for sale, both framed and unframed.

The group’s chairman Anthony Wilder said: “The title Hooray Henley! is designed to encourage local people and visitors to Henley to call in and see our exhibition. Though mainly based in and around Reading, the RGA membership also includes at least seven artists living and working in Henley.

“All our members are being encouraged to enter at least one piece of work based on those things for which Henley is famous — the river and locality, well-known characters, Henley’s festivals, local history, industry or architecture.

“I would encourage people to pop in and see the width and breadth of talent on display and to hopefully buy a piece of art.”

For more information on the exhibition, including previews of some of the works going on show, visit

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