Peacock gallery exhibition

PUBLISHED: 09:34 17 January 2014 | UPDATED: 09:34 17 January 2014

Ceramicist Sue Mundy and former art teacher John Peacock

Ceramicist Sue Mundy and former art teacher John Peacock


The Peacock Gallery is staging an exhibition of current work by a group of artists and designers who studied art at Maiden Erlegh School in Reading over the last 35 years

Alumni runs until 29 January and features diverse works, which includes film, textiles, prints, paintings, ceramics, glass and theatre-set models. It was conceived as a celebration of the achievements of former students whose talents and creativity were nurtured by the art department at Maiden Erlegh and who have gone on to pursue careers in the arts.

The 22 artists and designers, including ceramicist Sue Mundy, artists Martin Hayward-Harris, Meryl Donoghue and Mark Nadar, set-designer Vicky Spearing and film-maker Sam Beavis gathered at The Peacock Gallery on for a reunion with their former art teachers and fellow alumni to mark the opening of the exhibition.

Head teacher Dr Peter Thomas said: “Ex-students and their families travelled from far and wide to come; such was their affection for their old school and their teachers.” Current Head of Art, Kay Gardiner, said “Current students will be inspired by the exhibition and the artists’ biographies as they consider their own futures beyond school.”

The exhibition is free to enter and is open on weekdays 2.30pm-4.30pm and from 10am to 1pm on Saturdays for the rest of the exhibition.

Some works in the exhibition are for sale at prices ranging from £40 to several hundred.

To find out about this and other exhibitions and events at The Peacock Gallery click on ‘Community’ on the Maiden Erlegh School website: or telephone 01189 296065.

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