The HolyBrook – a new art gallery for Reading

Reading now has a refurbished space in the centre of town where artists and groups can exhibit their work. The HolyBrook Gallery is on the second floor of Reading Central Library and is free for all to visit during Library opening hours.

The gallery opened this month with an exhibition of works by members of Reading Guild of Artists. ‘…and the waters flowing beneath…’ will be on display until 21 April. The name of the gallery, and the first exhibition, refer to the channel of the River Kennet which runs underneath the Library.

Upcoming exhibitions in the HolyBrook Gallery include ‘Fragments of Sight’ by Darren Roper, a photographic journey through our local streets, and ‘The Reading Project’, a visual record of Reading’s architectural heritage, by Julie Simmonds. In June there will be a Vote100 themed exhibition. To find out more about upcoming exhibitions visit the HolyBrook Gallery website.

The HolyBrook Gallery has been made possible by support from the small charity RG Spaces who work with organisations in the Reading area to help enhance publicly accessible spaces, virtual and real.

Further information

The gallery is available for hire on a weekly basis. Details and application forms are available from Caroline Lakeman at Reading Central Library. Email: