Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Sculpture At Greys Court. June 3rd to 25th by Studio21

There are two weekends left to visit the beautiful gardens at Greys Court near Henley, to wander through the grounds and view an interesting and varied collection of figurative and non figurative sculpture placed in and around the gardens. 26 different artists, all from the Oxford Sculptors Group, one of them local to Caversham, John Nicholls.

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Sunday, 14 May 2017

OPEN STUDIOS: 13TH - 14TH MAY 10.30AM- 5.30PM. STUDIO 21

Last day of Open Studios at Studio 21, venue 54 in the West Berkshire and North Hampshire Open Studios 2017 catalogue. Thank you to those people who visited yesterday and made it such a worthwhile effort. If you missed the Here Here ! show in the Turbine Hall at the Riverside museum, which was beautifully curated by Ingrid Jenson, today is the last opportunity for a while, to see  Michael Norcross's paintings here at Studio 21. Also if you want to make a day of visiting Artists studios in Reading, why not visit venue 56, OpenHand OpenSpace at Brock Keep, 571 Oxford Road.

Friday, 5 May 2017

Kennet Turbine House. 4th May - Saturday 13th May . 10am- 6pm. #Studio 21

An exhibition is taking place at what's becoming an important Reading Exhibition venue, for local artists in the Turbine House, at the Riverside Museum next to the Bell and Dragon.
10 local artists are all taking part in the Open Studios scheme running across west Berkshire and North hampshire. An opportunity to go and see some Fine Art and then visit the Bell and Dragon or do it the other way round. Also an opportunity to pick up a free catalogue featuring all the artists in Open Studios 2017, in particular the local artists who live and work in Reading, are opening their studios at times and dates listed in the catalogue.

Reading Artists at the River Kennet, Turbine House. #Studio 21

Here! Here!
Don't miss this double opportunity to see exciting new work by ten artists from Reading and West Berkshire, plus a wonderful historic venue in Reading. The Turbine House is inspiring to artists and visitors because of its situation on the River Kennet, with water rushing past and beneath, and and excellent light and views through its many windows. As a former Victorian pumping station, its interior still has interesting relics of its earlier industrial life.#Studio 21

Sunday, 30 April 2017


Michael Norcross: Venue 54
Sarah Scott: Venue 53
Robert Fitzmaurice: Venue 55
Ross Hat: Venue 52
See Map below for dates and then go and see the rest of the Open Studios!! #Studio 21

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Open studios trail. 2107

Open Studios, West Berkshire ,North Hampshire. 2017. 29th April -21st May. #Studio 21

christmasatstudio21Don't forget to visit the #Insight Gallery at Greenham Common for the #North Hampshire and West Berkshire Open Studios 2017 Exhibition which displays a work from majority of all this years participating artists. For those who didn't make it to this event to receive a personal invitation to my Open Studios event on Saturday 13th &Sunday 14th May 11 a.m. -5 p.m. at :  #Studio 21  #Caversham.

Reading Contemporary Art Show, 2017

Thank you to all who attended the recent #Reading Contemporary Art Show and came to visit me on my stand. It was a  great success and a surprisingly pleasant experience for me. I was assured, by visitors attending, that they thoroughly enjoyed it too. So this is an experience I will seriously consider repeating next year!
For those who didn't make it to this event to receive a personal invitation to my Open Studios event on Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th May 11 a.m. -5 p.m. at :  #Studio 21  #Caversham where the work on display will be more extensive than the space of a small stand permits, and work not exhibited at RCAF will be on display along with some new work not previously shown.
Some new paintings will also be on display from 4-13th at the joint exhibition at the Turbine Hall, Blake's Lock Museum, otherwise known as the Riverside Museum, curated by Ingrid Jensen from Open Hand Studios. On the Saturday evening I hope this work will move from there to my Open Studio event unless previously sold. Some of the paintings relate directly to the theme of the #festivalofthedark#outrideranthems  project which is being promoted locally.
Also don't forget to visit the #Insight Gallery at Greenham Common for the #North Hampshire and West Berkshire Open Studios 2017 Exhibition which displays a work from majority of all this years participating artists. Michael Norcross.#Studio 21

Friday, 24 March 2017


Michael Norcross of Studio 21, will be taking part in this years Reading Contemporary Art Fair. He's been painting in his studio, hopefully it's a  canvas or two!!! Some of them might even make it to the show, he hopes. He will be on stand 46 and would be pleased to see you there. #Studio 21 
Also after this it's Open studio time, for the month of May.
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Friday, 16 December 2016

CHRISTMAS AT STUDIO 21.16TH-18TH DEC.10.30AM-5.30PM. #Studio 21

If you're like me and haven't really started Christmas shopping and you haven't got a clue as to what to buy, then perhaps we might have a solution for you. Handbags, purses, brooches, all hand made in leather; paintings, prints, and cards, many of local scenes; jewellery: Silver, acrylic, and combinations, necklaces, earrings,pendants in a range of styles and designs,  all made here at Studio 21. We are open from 10.30am - 5.30pm Saturday and Sunday the last weekend before CHRISTMAS!

CHRISTMAS AT STUDIO 21. 16TH-18TH DEC.10.30AM-5.30PM.#Studio 21

Monday, 12 December 2016


Yes we are opening up for the last weekend before Christmas. If you haven't bought all your Christmas presents, why not visit us? Christmas presents that you can't buy on the high street and made by local artists in Caversham Village.#Studio 21 21

Wednesday, 23 November 2016


We've decided to open up again today, as the show is still up, people are welcome to visit. 10.30- 5.30pm. Look forward to seeing you.#Studio 21

Sunday, 20 November 2016


Thanks to all those visitors from yesterday and all of the lovely comments about the work. We are open again today form 10.30 - 5.30 pm. A chance to buy those, not on the high street, special
presents for Christmas. Paintings from local scenes, prints, cards jewellery and leather and textile handbags are all available for you to come and browse at your leisure with refreshments available.

Saturday, 19 November 2016

CHRISTMAS AT STUDIO 21. 18TH -20TH NOVEMBER. 10.30AM - 5.30PM.#Studio 21

We opened yesterday at 10.30 am and thank you to everyone who came to see us. We open again today at 10.30am, there's lots to see and buy, for those extra special Christmas presents, that you can't buy on the high street. All of the items in on display, are produced by us, here in our Caversham studio at Studio 21. Come and see us here, in  21 Patrick road, where you can view, jewellery, paintings, prints, cards, textiles, handbags, refreshments provided.#Studio 21

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Friday, 4 November 2016


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Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Reading Guild of Artists Summer Show.

The Reading Guild of Artists are having their yearly Summer exhibition at the University of Reading, Art buildingLO4, London Road Campus. Alongside the guild's exhibition, will be the final year work of BA Ed Art students. Well worth a visit.
Caversham's local artist  and guild members, Michael Norcross and Chris Mercier will be exhibiting their work at the University.
For further details

READING GUILD OF ARTISTS exhibition 16th- 26th June

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Reading Museum Exhibition. A Sense of Place.#Studio 21

A Sense of Place
Running: From: 24 Oct 2015 To: 08 May 2016
Venue: Sir John Madejski Art Gallery, Reading Museum & Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1QH
Corsica II by Alistair Grant
An exhibition of the very best of our twentieth century landscape paintings as well as a chance to see the huge Reading Tapestries by John Piper.
The exhibition includes thirty paintings by some of the best-known British artists such as Eric Ravilious, Paul Nash, Joan Eardley and David Bomberg. Places depicted are rural and urban landscapes as far afield as New York and Mexico.
The artworks are accompanied by an extraordinary set of poems made by nationally respected poets in response to individual paintings and craft objects by local makers who each chose a painting as inspiration.
There will be related workshops, events and study days as part of our January to March Art in the Dark Months programme.
What visitors are saying:
‘Love the concept and presentation; an exhibition to return to and linger over…’
‘Cracking stuff – as good an exhibition as you are likely to find! Eardley, Weight – wonderful.’
‘What a great exhibition – very innovative – good variety and so good to be able to read work of local poets too. Thank you.’

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Sunday, 13 December 2015

CHRISTMAS AT STUDIO 21. 11th- 13th December 2015.#Studio 21

Just a thank you to all and everyone  who visited our Christmas Show. Thank you for the fantastic feedback about our work and how much it was liked. Especially the comments about the high standard of work. This makes it all worthwhile!! Lovely to see so many new visitors as well as regulars, we appreciate  your continuing support and look forward to seeing you again in the New Year. Anybody who missed our open days and would still like to visit please feel free to contact us.
07795 167314.#Studio 21

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Thursday, 26 November 2015

Christmas at Studio 21. 11th,12th,13th December. 2015.#Studio 21

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 An opportunity to do some last minute Christmas shopping at Studio 21. Artists and Designers at Studio 21 sell their work at 21 Patrick Road, Caversham, Reading, RG4 8DD, on Friday 11th, Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th December, 10.30 a.m.-5.30 p.m. Admission is free and a very short distance from Caversham centre. Come and browse special bespoke objects at your leisure, with an opportunity to purchase directly from the artists. Work includes: leather handbags, jewellery, textiles, painting, prints, cards and more. Take the stress out of Christmas shopping, refreshments available.#Studio 21

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Open Studios at Studio 21. 21 Patrick Road, Caversham.#Studio 21

Just to let you know we are coming to the end of our Open Studios time for 2015. Thanks to those who came to see us. We welcome visitors for the last Sunday 24th May, 11.00pm - 5pm.#Studio 21

Sunday, 3 May 2015



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