See http://100.rgspaces.org.uk to find out more about our 100 Paintings of Reading project with local artist Liz Kerry. An ambtious project to create 100 small oil paintings of spaces around Reading.
Saturday and Sunday 8,9 and 15,16 September 2018 12noon-6pm FREE!
Acacias, University of Reading London Rd Campus (enter by Crown Street – free car parking)
We are working with several University-related organisations and the Two Rivers Press, opening up the Acacias on London Road during the national Heritage Open Days in September, with a particular emphasis on Edith Morley, the country’s first female professor who was also noted for her work with refugees and her campaigning for women’s education and suffrage.
The Acacias was a Palmer family residence which they donated to the University College Reading.
*Please note – there are a couple of steps to get into the Acacias. This should be possible with a manual wheelchair (we can give assistance if needed) but may be difficult for a heavy motorised wheelchair. The Dairy Cafe and the Museum of English Rural Life on the same site have step-free access. Accessible toilets available there.*
We are working with Reading Central Library to refurbish their exhibition space and make it better known. It now has new spot lighting and hanging system. The Library offers the space for local artists and others for a rolling programme of exhibitions. We are running a small website holybrook.gallery which has information on exhibitions and how to book the space.