5th and 7th July 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Venue: Abbey Ruins

Join us for our free drawing workshops with Lada Nakonechna onsite at the Abbey Ruins.

Participants will be invited to take part in a series of drawing exercises, join an open round table conversations, and to contribute to our online project and publication with your own images.


Lada Nakonechna  Residency

Kyiv based artist Lada Nakonechna will be in residence to undertake a major new commission. The project responds to one of Reading’s most renowned historical sites, the Reading Abbey, and is delivered in partnership with the Reading Abbey Revealed project, designed to conserve and re-open the Abbey Ruins.

Lada Nakonechna’s work explores the social and historical space of post-Soviet countries as a mirror of European processes, dealing with questions of personal responsibility and civic patriotism, examining the interaction of the individual and the common, and exploring the role of the artist and art institution in response to the situation in contemporary Ukraine, which is involved in a state of war in the Donbass region and beyond since the 2014 revolution.

In partnership with Reading International.



Adults 16 +


Contact Steph Mitchell (Reading International Arts Administrator) by email or call +44 (0)118 378 8050