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Launched in February 2019 on Greenham Business Park, The Base is the new home for visual arts and crafts in West Berkshire with high quality touring exhibitions being presented throughout the year, a bustling workshop room for courses and classes, as well as resident artists making on site.


The Base opened with the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition - an international showcase of the very best in nature photography. Other exhibitions have included Open Studios, Matisse: Drawing with Scissors and Brick City. Click here for a full list of exhibitions at The Base.

Workshops and Courses

As well as presenting high quality exhibitions there are a wide range of workshops, events and courses, all led by highly skilled creative practitioners and artists. If you're looking to learn a new skill, there are new introductory classes in glass, figure drawing and acrylics. Or if you're looking for something more advanced there are life drawing, watercolours and pastels courses as well.

Resident Artists

The artists in residence will be the lifeblood of the building. Working in accessible studios, so that visitors can interact with artists, we are excited that The Base will become an artistic hub of cultural excellence. We aren’t just opening a building, we are creating a community of artists, participants and visitors who are all have equal importance and status.

If you are an artist interested in hiring a space within The Base, please click here for more information.

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