Jenny Halstead (author, artist)

Review: “Silcester: Life on the Dig” reviewed in Berkshire Life

It is always lovely to have one of our books reviewed in the glossy mags. Berkshire Life reviewed Jenny Halstead and Michael Fulford’s Silcester: Life on the Dig (see review below). You can order a copy of this book for the … Continue reading

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Ends January 31st: Life on the Dig exhibit at Reading Museum

If you haven’t had a chance to see Jenny Halstead’s  wonderful work for Life on the Dig in real life, there is an exhibition of her paintings, drawings and sketch books in the Silchester annex at Reading Museum during January. … Continue reading

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Exhibit Thursday 22 October – Tuesday 3 November, 2015: “Silchester Life on the Dig”

An exhibition of paintings and sketches by Jenny Halstead as Artist in Residence at the final year of the Silchester Excavation. is taking place at the Old Fire Station Gallery in Henley. It is hoped that the exhibition will be supplemented by … Continue reading

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22 September – 27 November 2015: Exhibit “Silchester – Life on the Dig ” at MERL

The University of Reading’s Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) is very pleased to be hosting a special display of work by artist, Jenny Halstead. Jenny spent nine weeks in the summer of 2014 at the excavation of Calleva Atrebatum … Continue reading

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Fiona Talkington of “Sounds like Lunch” interviews Jenny Halstead about Silchester: Life on the Dig

If you are at all interested in art and/or archaeology then you should listen to this “Sounds Like Lunch” podcast. Fiona Talkington talks to Jenny Halstead, artist-in-residence,  the very last summer of a multi-summer dig about the Roman town at Silchester, … Continue reading

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August’s Book of the Month – 20% off!

In celebration of our 20th anniversary, every month we are discounted one of our books by 20% for the whole month; all the others are discounted 20% on the 20th of the each month! Lots of 20s…..!! August’s book is … Continue reading

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The Roman Town at Silchester, Calleva Atrebatum, in one of only six Roman towns which is no longer inhabited.  Why is that? Well, the University of Reading has been conducting an archaeological dig there every summer since 1997 in search … Continue reading

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silchester finalSilchester: Life on the Dig by Jenny Halstead (author, artist) Michael Fulford (author)


Sunday April 13, 2014: Harris Garden open days start!

How well do you know the parks in Reading? Come discover Harris Garden. Harris Gardens open days start Sunday 13th April. Jenny Halstead’s An Artist’s Year in the Harris Garden will be available for sale.     ..oOo..

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An Artist’s Year in the Harris Garden Launched at Private View at MERL

May 24 2013 Although not quite the balmy May evening we had envisaged when planned last November, the warmth came from within and the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) buzzed for the launch of Jenny Halstead’s hot-off-the-press, book,  “An … Continue reading

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24 May – 30 June, 2013: Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) exhibition “An artist’s year in the Harris Garden: Jenny Halstead”

This exhibition will present the product of Jenny Halstead’s artistic residency at the University of Reading’s Harris Garden. Jenny’s paintings and sketchbook studies take us through the seasons, moods and development of the Garden over the duration of a year … Continue reading

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Harris_Garden_Cover_finalAn Artist’s Year in the Harris Garden by Jenny Halstead (author, artist)


Jenny studied Art and Design at the Sutton & Cheam School of Art followed by a Guest Scholarship at the Royal Academy Schools, London. She then trained and worked as a medical artist and natural history illustrator, but for the last decade has enjoyed the freedom of expressing herself across a much wider spectrum.
She is well-known and widely admired, nationally and internationally for her draughtsmanship, her modelling of detail and her use of colour. She is a Fellow of the Medical Artists Association of GB and a Member of the Pastel Society UK.

For more information about Jenny Halstead, please visit her website http://jennyhalstead.co.uk/