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Reading Contemporary Art Fair 27th and 28th April 2013

The Reading Contemporary Art Fair returns for its fourth year this April

attracting over 90 Independent artists and galleries from around the country

to bring real art to real people.

Firmly established as one of the leading events in the calendar it is more than

an Art Fair, with a line-up of artworks, activities, workshops and the Princess

Trust initiative it is a creative, cultural and fun-filled art event.

Doubling in size since it was launched, RCAF has established a reputation for

hosting internationally renowned artists and accomplished emerging talent. It

is also one of the few opportunities nationally to meet an exceptional

selection of the finest, independent, contemporary artists and buy directly

from them, and see a more comprehensive range from professional galleries.

The atmosphere is famously relaxed, friendly and informative, the artists and

galleries are very happy to discuss their work, vision and inspirations. Making

it the perfect environment for art enthusiasts and collectors to indulge their

passion, and an unmissable opportunity to discover new talent.

Special highlights for the 2013 show include an interactive art project by

internationally prominent artist Este Macleod as well as art from new

exhibitors such as Dublin based Eithne Roberts.

The flagship Princes Trust initiative has raised in excess of £40,000 to date by

selling small original work for a flat fee, donated by artists involved in the fair.

Displayed on a dedicated stand at the entrance they provide a snapshot of

the whole fair, and have become collectors’pieces in their own right.

The organizers, Deborah James and Sarah McAllister, are well-known figures

in the area with a hands-on approach that ensures an individual touch and

detailed management of the event. Deborah says; Visit the fair to discover a

fantastic range of creative talent and hidden gems. Meet artists and gain a

unique personal insight into individual creative processes.

The format of Reading Contemporary Art Fair is very user-friendly; visitors

can stroll through the stands and see everything from fine art to phone art,

photography, printmaking and sculpture.

From traditional landscape paintings to vibrant abstracts, with price tags from

£40 to £4,000, putting collectable contemporary art well within reach.

Wonderfully creative artist led workshops and other arts activities for children

and adults are held throughout the weekend run by the acclaimed Jelly

organisation. See the website for more information and updates.

The Fair will be held on 27th & 28th April 2013 near Caversham Bridge at

Rivermead Leisure Complex. Tickets are available on the door at £7 per

person, £6 for concessions, £1 children aged 5-10 years and children under

5 are free.

See the website: for more information

plus details of exhibiting artists and a taste of what’

Where: Rivermead Leisure Complex, Richfield Ave, Reading RG1 8EQ

When: Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April 2013 10am 5pm

Private View and VIP OPENING by Sir John Madejski OBE DL on Friday

26th April (Invitation only- see website for details)

Press enquiries contact Deborah James 01753 591892 or 07771 802603

Image: Two Pink Birds by Eithne Roberts ©

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