arjeea21 is celebrating its first birthday this May. It sends an especially big thank you to Suzanne (jelly), Zoe (Rogues Gallery), and Greg, Danny & Steve (Purple Turtle) for generous support that made possible such a successful first year. More than forty artists have attended meetings and/or shown work in the two exhibitions, Allotment and Compilation, in Gallery 10, and a number have gained further exhibiting opportunities as a result. Plans are afoot for new exhibitions, gallery visits and a publication called Pssst….Artists!
arjeea21 is based in Reading and most of its artists come from the RG postal area, but wider national and international links are welcomed. It aims to promote contemporary art by increasing public engagement with it, and by advancing artists’ development through supportive and friendly critique, peer mentoring, skill sharing, and networking with other art groups. The focus is on contemporary practice and the desire to progress in new directions. All exhibitions are selected by a steering group, usually from work that has developed through critique at the monthly Thursday meetings at jelly. All artists are welcome at these meetings on the first Thursday of each month at 7.30pm. Near the date of each meeting please check the website at www.arjeea21.com.
For further details please contact info[at]arjeea21.com