Reading Contemporary Art Fair 2011

PUBLISHED: 13:58 01 April 2011 | UPDATED: 19:07 20 February 2013

Reading Contemporary Art Fair 2011

Reading Contemporary Art Fair 2011

Popular key arts event returns for second year with more exhibitors and activities giving art lovers the perfect one stop shop

Reading Contemporary Art Fair

Where: Rivermead Leisure Complex, Richfield Avenue, RG1 8GQ.

When: May 14/15, Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 10am-5pm.

Entry: Tickets 6 for adults, 4 concessions, children under 12 get in free, refreshments available.

Local artists and galleries

Among those exhibiting are: Roopa DAlmeidia, Maidenhead; Alan Davies, Windsor; Nicola Duncan, Caversham; Isabelle Fauco, Datchet; Tracy Florence, Henley; Sue Heath, Lesley Melia, Bracknell; Rob House, Sunningdale; Jane Leighton, Wokingham; Jonathan Newey, Heather Upton, Reading; and Lyn Rodden, Stoke Poges.

Many local galleries are involved and Castle Galleries, Reading, are showing the work of highly popular established artist Alexander Millar.

The fair brings together an exciting mix of over80 artists, printmakers, photographers, sculptors, ceramicists and selected galleries offering the very best in contemporary art with prices from 40 to 4,000. Asone of only a few art fairsoperating for both galleries and independent artists, itallowsvisitors to meet and buy from established and emerging artists directly and also see a more diverse range from professional galleries.

The formula proved successful in 2010 with over 3,000 visitors. This year with even wider choice of art from exhibitors from all over the UK, Europe and a good representation from the local area as well as fabulous workshops from Jelly make this an event not to be missed. The website gives art enthusiasts a taste of what's to come.

Organiser Sarah McAllister confirmed the shows increasing popularity.The Reading Contemporary Art Fair now in its second year continues to attract top quality artists and galleries. Ithas proved to be exceptionally popular with local art buyers whono longer need to travel to London to see such a comprehensive and exciting selection.

The fair, which is organised by the team behind the Windsor Contemporary Art Fair, continues its support for The Prince's Trust through a sale of original miniature canvases.

The fair will be opened for the second year by Sir John Madejski OBE DL at the Private View.

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