Robert Gillmor Retrospective

Robert Gillmor Exhibition – Reading Museum

The Club is delighted to have been involved in planning for the Robert Gillmor Retrospective exhibition which started at Reading Museum at the end of October. The John Madejski Gallery now holds a wonderful selection of Robert?s work including some of his very earliest work from his schooldays. We encourage members to enjoy the exhibition which is there daily until April 2012.

The Club has a strong association with Robert, a President Emeritus and a member since its very earliest days when known as Reading Ornithological Club. As a consequence of this association and at Robert?s request, we have organised a number of events for early 2012 to which members are invited. Details are below or at Please come along on any of the days for a talk or a walk. Watch the Reading Museum website or Club website, newsletters and emails for more information.

The exhibition coincides with the publication of a delightful new book Birds, Blocks & Stamps by Reading publisher, Two Rivers Press which explains amongst much more, how Robert went about producing the lino cut designs for a set of postage stamps called ?Post and Go? now available from special machines in major post offices such as Reading town centre. The small book is available for £12.50 from Two Rivers Press.

The programme of events arranged by the BOC, all free to everybody is as follows

12 January 2012 – Talk: Tufted Ducks and their cousins – behind the image ? Ray Reedman ? Reading Museum 13.00 ? 13.45

23 February – Walk: Tufted Ducks and their cousins ? Find the ducks – Led by Ray Reedman at Dinton Pastures, Car Park Mohawk Way, Woodley, RG5 4UE at 10.00 ? 12.00

25 February – Birders’ Day at the Museum: a day when your Committee and volunteers will talk casually to visitors about birding experiences and encourage membership of the Club. There will be two talks ?150 years of birds and birdwatching in Berkshire? by Renton Righelato at 12.00 to 12.45 and another from Neil Bucknell entitled ?The Birds of Berkshire – the challenge of recording and illustrating our avian history? at 14.00 to 14.45.

28 March – Talk: Spring Chorus in Reading ? Colin Wilson, learn birdsong you?ll hear around Reading this year. At 13.00 ? 13.45

19 April – Walk: Spring Chorus in Reading ? Find the singing birds – Led by Colin Wilson at Dinton Pastures, Car Park Mohawk Way, Woodley, RG5 4UE at 09.00 ? 11.00

Colin Wilson –

7 November 2011