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Animal - World Art Journeys

28 Oct 2019-18 Apr 2020

Important update for Reading Arts and Venues

Following the latest Government announcement on Monday 16 March regarding COVID-19, we regret to announce that this event has been postponed.

We are working closely with our tour promoters, artistes and partners to reschedule shows and events wherever possible and we will update all ticket holders as soon as these options are confirmed. If this show is ultimately cancelled, ticket holders will be contacted and automatically receive a refund within 30 days.

For more information please see our COVID-19 updates page.

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Exhibition in the John Madejski Art Gallery

Free entry

Saturday 14 September 2019 - Saturday 18 April 2020

Journey through time and around the world in a visual treat of an exhibition where great art meets great craft. See how artists have transformed the animal world into stunning stylised forms such as Peruvian weavings and Javanese batiks. Enjoy the work of artists from as far afield as ancient Egypt or nineteenth century Asia to contemporary Britain. Find images of animals including lobsters and lions, donkeys with dragons, birds beside beasties.

Drawn from across the collections of Reading Museum, the Museum of English Rural Life and Reading people, this is a show for families and creative thinkers to explore. 

It will be complemented by an animal mad half term for children at Reading Museum as well as talks and events at the Museum of English Rural Life. There may even be animals who escape into the town…