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Summer season of exhibitions

Highlights include Printmakers Council 50 Anniversary showcase; Emma Finch Ceramics; Deryn Relph: maker in Focus; Alex Yule: New Ashgate Gallery award winner and many more

New Ashgate Gallery curates a programme of more than 30 annual exhibitions and related events, often working in partnership with local and national art organisations. In addition to our lead exhibitions in the Pavilion Gallery, affortable Craft Collection, Maker in Focus and projects in the Balcony Gallery are worth the visit. 

While we also show work by established artists, supporting emerging talent in the market place is close to our heart.

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14 May to 27 June 2015

Printmakers Council 50:50 The national representative of original printmaking in the UK hosts a selected showcase celebrating their 50th Anniversary

We are delighted to welcome the Printmakers Council to the New Ashgate Gallery to host a selected exhibition in celebration of their 50th anniversary. Their members have been invited to submit original prints that respond to the title 50:50. Examples of work considered include a print measuring 50 cm or based on equal halves, a happy medium or a fifty percent chance.

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14 May to 27 June 2015

Richard Baxter: new collections

Richard Baxter has been represented by the gallery for many years; he has brought three collections, each complimenting the diverse range of selecting printmaking process in show in the Printmakers Council 50th anniversary

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14 May to 27 June 2015

Emma Finch: New Collection

Emma's work chronicles the ever-changing face of London; the built, rebuilt, remodelled and reused; Creating layers and broken surfaces, laid and over-laid in a constant cycle. Buildings are Emma's vocabulary, they provide the impetus for her work, documenting and celebrating often undervalued and unappreciated spaces and structures; a commemoration of the dilapidation of buildings and the continuum of overlaid edifices, one over another, epitomised by building sites, demolitions as well as new constructions. Emma completed her MA in ceramics and glass at Royal College of Art and has been selected for Crafts Council Hothouse programme 2015

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14 May to 27 June 2015

Deryn Relph: Maker in Focus

Textiles and related crafts have always been an important part of Deryn's life and she is influenced by her own experiences, having learned skills from her grandmothers and mother. Deryn identifies with their 'make do and mend' ethos as a sustainable design strategy and nostalgic happiness, based on her own 1960's-1970s childhood and a rainbow colour palette. Deryn's newest body of work explores sense of place, taking direct reference from geographical locations.

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14 May to 27 June 2015

Alex Yule: New Ashgate Gallery Award winner

Alex draws inspiration from her surrounding environment, in particular her love of beach-combing rocky coastlines. Alex studied at both Sir John Cass and City Lit and since starting her first collection in 2011 Alex has received a 'Gold Award' in the 'Craft & Design Selected Awards 2014' for Jewellery & Precious Metals, to top her previous 'Silver Award' in 2013.

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Still lifes and natural forms

2 July to 15 August 2015

Still lifes and natural forms

Barry Patterson: Still Lifes
Driven by the passion of painting, Barry takes a contemporary approach to traditional subjects. Working in oils and with a palette knife, cloths and sponges as well as brushes, his paintings are a mixture of observation and spontaneous response, looking explore the subtle shifts between form and abstraction.

Tom Smith : sculpture
Drawing from shapes and patterns found in nature; macro and micro, architecture and other design fields, Tom enjoys process and enhancing the sensuous quality of wood, favouring flowing forms and naturally textured surfaces inviting touch.

Horsepower

2 July to 15 August 2015

Horsepower

Five artists have come together to offer a spectacular collection of stunning equine images, sculptures and original linocut and screen-prints. Artists include Caroline Jackman, Lisa Mardell, Alessia Mestrone, Carol Orwin and Fleur Robertson, reflect the heart and soul of the horse.

New Ashgate Gallery is delighted to support Mane Chance (Founded by actress, Jenny Seagrove); a percentage of the sale proceeds will be going to this local charity; whose mission is to rescue and rehabilitate old, abused and abandoned horses.

Hothouse 5 - Selected Craft Showcase

2 July to 15 August 2015

Hothouse 5 - Selected Craft Showcase

Private view and meet the artists: Thursday 2 July, 6-8pm
Hothouse 5 is a Crafts Council initiative where 39 makers have been selected to take part in the six-month programme which is delivered in partnership across four regions in the UK.

Hothouse is a great platform for collectors, and we are delighted that we are representing 12 selected makers: Tess Wakeling (Paper/lighting); Emily Kidson (Jewellery ); Holly Paxton (Jewellery); Jane Crisp (Furniture and products); Nadia Ricketts (Textiles); Catherine MacGruer (Knitted Textiles); Ruth Hollywood (Jewellery); Sian Patterson (Ceramics); Beatrix Baker (Wood/Mixed media); Jasmine Simpson (Ceramics); Judith Watson (Textiles) and Katherine Lees (Ceramics)

Fiona Millais: Viewpoint

20 August to 3 October 2015

Fiona Millais: Viewpoint

A much loved favourite of the New Ashgate Gallery, Fiona Millais returns this August with an exceptional new collection of paintings

Fiona's work has always been underpinned by her local landscape of heathlands, woods and pools, both remote and intimate.

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New Ashgate Gallery
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Farnham
Surrey GU9 7PS
United Kingdom

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