The Oracle

Hypha Studios pop up


Hypha Studios is a charity matching creatives with empty spaces & regenerating the high street with cultural hubs & events for local communities. By providing free studios & project space they act as an incubator for creatives to test new ideas without financial obstacles. They provide opportunities to those who might not be able to access space, support or visibility. Hypha Studios will pop up in the former Lemongrove Gallery unit and the following artists will exhibit:

VICKIE AMIRALIS & collective PV Friday 8th September 6 -9 pm, RSVP Open 9th Sept – 13th Oct 2023 Vickie Amiralis is a British/Greek artist currently living and working in Buckinghamshire, U.K. Amiralis works predominantly in sculpture and media arts as well as developing curatorial projects. Her work juxtaposes the natural and the industrial whilst investigating human relationships with materials and landscapes. By hosting workshops, talks, discussions, readings, screenings and other activities Vickie will connect to local audiences and create a safe space for individuals and groups to build confidence discussing aspects of the arts and current topics as well as making work within workshops. Seeds, an exhibition and public facing event series exploring the relationship between humanity and nature. Through the work of fourteen artists, visitor participation and a series of events and workshops Seeds aims to ignite discussions, ideas and actions that will encourage our collective environmental consciousness to grow. The exhibition brings together a selection of works of a variety of mediums; ceramics, illustration, painting, photography, publications, sculpture and sound. Each work investigates a unique area of the human-nature nexus. Featured artists: @holmes_space @angiebertiepotsandshots @anton.spice @doireanngillan @james.ort @_praisetherain @_lisaomm_ceramics_ @lizzie_cardozo @olivialangdon_art @rosalie_wammes @saymeaningg @vangelis_tzolakis @vickieamiralis Workshops and events for all ages will be running throughout the duration of the exhibition. These will be hosted by exhibiting artists, local communities, creative groups and charities to expand the depth of our exploration. The line-up will include; print-making, hand-building with clay, creative writing, sound therapy, artist interviews, charity discussions and more.

Thursday 28th September 10:30 - 14:30: Clay Day with Angelina Bertozzi and Vickie Amiralis | Tickets & Info Here ​ Saturday 30th September 11:00 - 13:00: Write, illustrate and paint with Vickie Amiralis | Tickets & Info Here ​ Thursday 5th October 10:30 - 14:30: Clay Day with Angelina Bertozzi and Vickie Amiralis | Tickets & Info Here Saturday 7th October 11:00 - 13:00: Write, illustrate and paint with Vickie Amiralis | Tickets & Info Here ​ 15:00 - 16:00: Everlasting Songlines, sound, healing and vibrations with Lilly Yang and Ashley Meraki | Tickets & Info Here ​ Sunday 8th October 13:00 - 14:00: Urban Poetry Foraging: Urban Poetry Foraging: Natural Landscapes Lost & Found | Free Tickets & Info Here Open: 9th September to 13th October 2023 Thursday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm Sunday: 11am - 5pm Closed: Monday - Wednesday Supported by @oraclereading @adozenfigs Curated by @vickieamiralis READING SCHOOL OF ART PV Tuesday 24th October 6-9pm Open 20th Oct – 25th Nov 2023 Reading School of Art will present a multi-media exhibition of new work comprising painting, sculpture, video works and prints. They will populate the space with a series of interventions and organise a series of public events, including student-led artist talks and video screenings. Reading School of Art is an active art department at the University of Reading, with events, performances, screenings and shared discussions OPEN COLLECTIVE PV Thursday 30th November 6-9pm Open 1st Dec – 15th Feb 2024 Contemporary, un cautious, curious. Open Collective is a student-led radical artist collective based in Reading, supporting the development of early-career creatives and providing a community of shared knowledge and support within the arts. Each of their members have varied and unique practices, including but not limited to: performance, sculpture, music, writing, and drag. They are all actively engaged with local communities, and have experience with running workshops and events which promote inclusivity and free thinking.