Members update

Garaway4Five of Michael Garaway’s abstracted urban artworks will be submitted for the Reading Guild of Artists (RGA) Summer Show at the University of Reading from 14th – 24th June. The RGA is also planning a one day pop-up show to co-incide with the re-opening of the historic Reading Abbey area on 16th June, in which Michael aims to take part.  Michael’s work can also be seen at CUP (Coffee Under Pressure) during the Open for Arts weekend in Reading 6th – 8th July, where local artists work is displayed in pop-up spaces and local businesses. There will also be a one day art market – Artline – on 8th July, in which Michael will be showing work. These events are organised by Jelly Arts who already have an excellent track record of local art and community events and interactions.

ThAT F&F 2018 adTim Harrold will be showing and selling new ‘visual parable’ assemblages as part of the Thurrock Art Trail, ThAT 2018. This year, ThAT is taking place at the annual Horndon-on-the-Hill Feast & Fayre over the weekend of 23-24 June. Tim will be showing on the Saturday in the ‘Art Lane’ between the local Well House Gallery and Parish Church. For more information see and also Tim’s ‘Perceptualist Art’, photography and writing at

Anthony Hodgson will be doing a ‘Living Art’ event at an ACG (Arts Centre Group)



afternoon from 3-6pm on  Saturday 30 June. It will take place at the Cafe Eterno in Neal Street, Covent Garden. At the event he will be bringing Triptych to life through spoken word, poetry and song. Triptych deals with themes of personal identity – where we take our identity from, how words spoken to us can make or break us, and ultimately finding restoration and redemption through the Living Word.

Markos Kampanis is continuing work on the mural decoration of the main vault at the Orthodox convent of Virgin KampanisMary, in Evros, Greece. The convent is a dependency of the Iveron Monastery on Mount Athos. The two murals completed recently are the Resurrection and the Nativity of Christ. They are painted directly on the plastered wall of the vault with casein and egg tempera emulsion. The overall size is about 20 square metres. The decoration of the rest of the vault is to be completed at a later stage.

Galia1Maurizio Galia has had two of his paintings included in the personal catalogue of Vittorio Sgarbi, one of the most famous Fine Arts expert and reviewer of the world.

John Gentry is currently exhibiting works at the Addenbrookes Hospital Gentry TreasureGallery in a mini print show with colleagues of the Gainsborough’s House Print Workshop. This show ends 11th. June. This show will move on to the Mill Tye Gallery, Great Cornard, Suffolk, where they will be displayed from 2nd July. The GHPWS are also exhibiting in the Pond Gallery at Snape Malting’s Suffolk  for week from the 19th July.