Open for Art 2017 – meet our venues

We host an arts trail every year as part of Open for Art, with over 30 venues involved across Reading Town Centre. Each venue proudly hosts a piece of artwork from local artists and its with great pleasure that we highlight these venues to you.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our venue partners, and the artists involved – its with all of you that helps make this event happen so thank you!

Here are the wonderful venues and their chosen artists involved in this year’s artist trail >>

Open for Art HQ (The Oracle, Lower Mall)
Mei Ting SzeRhapsody in Orange

Manhattan Coffee Club (The Oracle)
Squirrel InkMa

John Lewis (The Place to Eat)
Julie Simmonds – Morning on Broad Street

John Lewis (Furniture Department)
Rukshi Brownlow – Light Metal

Workhouse Coffee Company
Helen Westhrop – Coffee Sacks Embroidered

Jacobs the Jewellers
Sadie Brockbank – Horse with Riders

Julie Simmonds – Reading Series

Electric Hair
Katie Francis – Made you Look
Suzanne Jones – Comfort Forms

The White Building
Salvo Toscano – Selected Works

58 Barber Shop
Darren Lyden – The Shield of Desire

Lincoln Coffee House
Peter Driver – Complete Equality 1

Alice Coombes – Frida
Vassily Zavialov – Queen Elizabeth II

The Turbine House
The Engine Room – Every Human Heart

Simon Dowling Bespoke
Matthew Potts – Localised Weather, DIY Unicorn

Blandy & Blandy
Kate Lockhart – Henley from Bridge

Forbury Works
Jim Attewell – Timestream 5

Rebecca Swainston – Imaginary Friend with Cat and Bird
Robert Fitzmaurice – Pipeboy

The Biscuit Tin
Jo Thomas – Roundabouts and Waterways of Reading

Mark Andrew Webber – Maps

Lisa-marie Gibbs – What if, we as humans were left with only our shadows? 

Launchpad Photography Group – selected works 

Takeaway Gallery (Harris Arcade) Ross Hale – Bark Beetle monoprints

The Grumpy Goat (Harris Arcade)
Lou Jessop – Frida

Adrienne Henry (Harris Arcade)
Nina O’Connell – Orkney

Art Scope 

Laura De Moxom – Remembering Margaret Scissors, Remembering Margaret Garden Flowers

But is it Art?
Simon MacKoon – Maximus, Paranoid

Eclectic Games
Julie Calce – Brooding, Reflection

Tasting House
Andrew Hood – The Face of Reading

Tamp Culture
Jon Lockhart – MUSIC 

White Stuff
Liz Mackereth – Through the Tree

The Castle Tap
gooey eye – four new pieces

Sonning Flowers
Emily Gillmor – Tulip V 

Jenny Halstead – Subjective Paintings
Yan Chong – Subtractive Drawings

Jelly (Broad Street Mall)
Mark Langley – selected works
Salma Caller – The Bodies of Dolls
kitschx – #071, 072, 073


Misha Zavialov – Summer Solstice

Ellen Jewell – Handbag Stories

Grace Lewis – You Are Here

The Blade
Natasha Zavialov

Other venues to visit:

Castle Galleries
The Lemon Grove Gallery

All venues and locations can be found in our event map available to download here >>


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