A GROUP of local artists, crafts folk and makers have joined forces to brighten up the entrance to the South Block corridor of the Royal Berkshire Hospital (RBH).

The eye catching exhibition covers six boards in the corridor and is the first exhibition by the Mixed Media Monday group that has been meeting for more than five years at Hobbycraft.

The work includes paintings in oil, acrylic and mixed media and will be on display until October 24.

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There are some artworks made entirely from stitched fabric pieces and others using collage and brightly coloured inks.

The group hopes the works will brighten up the corridor for patients, staff and visitors at the hospital.

All are invited to view the works during visiting hours at the entrance to the South Block, Addington Road, Reading.

A donation of 25 per cent of sales will go to the volunteer garden charity to enhance the garden so loved by patients and visitors alike.

Janina Maher, mixed media group leader, said: “We are really pleased to have the opportunity to show our work in the hospital.

"We hope it will help patients to a speedier recovery and give the staff some interesting work to admire as they pass through the corridor.

"We hope we sell lots to contribute to the volunteer garden charity.

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"There is so much to inspire artists and makers, using all media, to create wonderful artworks to brighten up our lives.

"It’s a shame that there are not more visitors to the corridor because of Covid 19, but we have put our work on a shared Facebook page and people are invited to view the works at:


"We hope this will be the first of many exhibitions by the group.”