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New season of exhibitions and events

Known for selecting art and craft of the highest quality, the gallery team has handpicked artists from across the UK. Our festive exhibitions present glass, ceramics, jewellery, sculpture, prints and paintings by more than 50 talented artists.

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‚ÄčNew Ashgate Gallery curates a programme of 20-30 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.

Summer Craft Collection

Rachael Potter, Porcelain Bowls

21 April to 25 August 2018

Summer Craft Collection

A specially selected collection of ceramics, glass, jewellery and textiles - a must-see for gifts and special occasions.

Highlights include new work by Bridget Bailey, Julie Bailey, Lucy Burley, Machi De Waard, Rowena Gilbert, Emma Godden, Bea Jareno, Alex McCarthy, Cathy Newell-Price, Janine Partington, and Rachael Potter

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Barbara Beaumont: New Paintings - with Ceramics by Duncan Ross

Barbara Beaumont, Paradise Paved II

Duncan Ross, Bowl

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21 April to 2 June 2018

Barbara Beaumont: New Paintings - with Ceramics by Duncan Ross

We are excited to be exhibiting new paintings by Barbara Beaumont at the New Ashgate Gallery. Barbara has exhibited widely, including the Royal Academy and the Mall Galleries, London.

This collection of work is Barbara's response to the loss of green and wild spaces. As more open land is covered by buildings, it leaves less countryside to keep us in touch with the natural world. We forget what was there before - ghosts of trees.
Just as important as the idea, is the arrangement of shapes and colours. Every picture presents its own problems to be solved and it is this which is endlessly varied and interesting, and what keeps Barbara painting.

Barbara is inspired by ordinary, everyday occurrences such as a news item or a glimpse of something from a train or a car.
She finds that the memory will go through many alterations and adjustments before it feels right and expresses the feeling of the initial idea.

Duncan Ross's work is thrown and burnished using many layers of a fine terrasigillata slip with resist and inlay decoration. He began working with sigillata to develop a rich surface with a combination of form and pattern that would be integral to the clay. Starting with line and polishing, he experimented to obtain a feeling of depth, allowing the carbon process to play its essential and unpredictable part.

Duncan's work is represented in notable collections abroad as well as in the collections of the Victoria and Albert and Fitzwilliam Museums and the Walker Art Gallery among many others in the UK.

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Pete Jackman: Icelandic Landscapes, with Ceramics by Michelle Freemantle

Pete Jackman, Búrfell

21 April to 2 June 2018

Pete Jackman: Icelandic Landscapes, with Ceramics by Michelle Freemantle

We are delighted to present new work by Pete Jackman. Pete's drawings and paintings are interpretations of landscapes and objects within the landscape in a semi abstract form. The current work is a result of recent visits to the north and south of Iceland.

Michelle Freemantle creates functional ceramics that are tactile and visually pleasing, using a mix of hand built, press mold and thrown techniques. Lines and text, often snippets of thoughts or poetry written during her travels, are inscribed into the surfaces and slips applied.
'Landlines' is Michelle latest range and is inspired by the landscape of the East Yorkshire Wolds where she lives.

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Young Turks: An Exhibition of works by emerging artists from Turkey

22 May to 6 June 2018

Young Turks: An Exhibition of works by emerging artists from Turkey

New Turkish Art is pleased to present Young Turks, a group show of new work by young, up-and-coming Turkish artists.

This exhibition, curated by renowned landscape artist Kadir Ablak, will feature 15 young Turkish artists: Utku Oksuz, Sumer Serif, Besir Bayar, Dian Karakus, Cihan Aktas, Irem Tokgonul, Mehmet Babat, Elif Havuz, Ali Cem Levent, Ertugrul Berberoglu, Mehmet Akturk, Samet Ozturk, Sidar Baki. The exhibition introduces a new wave of emerging, unknown Turkish artists into the UK art scene. The works, mainly paintings in oil or acrylic, are representative of each artist's own style, including a range of cityscapes, nature paintings and figurative pieces, as well as abstract paintings.

The current situation in Turkey tends to restrict freedom of expression and stifle independent voices. As a result, the work of Turkish artists is often rich in symbolism and hidden meanings, highlighting their sense of intellectual frustration while sharing their hopes for the future.

Martin Greenland

Martin Greenland

9 June to 21 July 2018

Martin Greenland

The New Ashgate Gallery welcomes Martin Greenland, a highly respected contemporary artist based in The Lake District, Cumbria. His works have been displayed internationally and in 2006 Martin achieved critical acclaim when winning the John Moores Painting Prize in its 24th year, one of the UKs premier art prizes; previous winners including David Hockney and Euan Uglow.

Fiona Pearce: Wonder Woods and Furrowed Fields

Fiona Pearce

9 June to 21 July 2018

Fiona Pearce: Wonder Woods and Furrowed Fields

Our much loved favourite Fiona Pearce shares her passion for the beautiful Surrey and Hampshire countryside in her artwork. Her daily runs in the local countryside are her greatest inspiration as well as her travel to France has inspired the recent collection of Sunflowers.
Fiona works mainly in acrylic, applying thick layers with credit cards, fingers and occasionally a brush. She has a degree in art from the West Surrey College of Art and Design in Farnham, Surrey completing her Diploma in Design specialising in typography and graphics.

ACJ - Choice: Summer

Ulli Kaiser (ACJ)

9 June to 21 July 2018

ACJ - Choice: Summer

The Association for Contemporary Jewellery presents Choice: Summer, a selling show of new jewellery in paper, plastics, silver, gold & diamonds, with retail prices from £30 - £1,500.

Contemporary jewellery is one of the most dynamic and innovative areas of 21st century craft and design, that inspires and appeals to people of all different backgrounds. ACJ are an inclusive organisation welcoming anyone with an interest in contemporary jewellery. Their members include those who make jewellery, associated designers and craftspeople, educators, students, galleries, museum curators, retailers, critics, collectors, and people who want to learn more about contemporary jewellery.

NAG are delighted to welcome ACJ back to the gallery following such a successful show in 2016, Our shared love for contemporary, exciting, lively work which excites both new and seasoned collectors alike is a highlight in our calendar.

This year the 25 exhibiting makers are; Lynn Bartlett, Hendrike Barz-Meltzer, Ruta Brown, Shimara Carlow, Akvile Cenkyte, Fiona Chapman, Toby Cotterill, Gill Forsbrook, Carol Hunt, Ulli Kaiser, Marion Lebouteiller, Tina MacLeod, Cathy McCarthy, Jane Moore, Mandy Nash, Julie Nicaisse, Margo Orlovik, Errin Quinn, Lynne Speake, Harriet St Leger, Cathy Sutherland, Su Trindle, Carol Williamson, Anthony Wong and Anastasia Young.

Vicki Nigoumi

Vicki Nigoumi

9 June to 21 July 2018

Vicki Nigoumi

We are delighted to exhibit new paintings by Vicki Nigoumi a much loved favourite of the gallery. Since her first exhibition at the British Council in Khartoum in 1967 she has exhibited in a number of galleries in the U.K including Medici Gallery, The Mall Galleries, Bankside Gallery London, Eastern rooms Rye, and Alresford. Vicki has taken part in Surrey Open Studios and is an exhibiting member of both Farnham Art Society and Guildford Art Society.

Su Rogers - Bus Stop Pottery

Su Rogers - Bus Stop Pottery

9 June to 21 July 2018

Su Rogers - Bus Stop Pottery

Su Rogers' ceramics are hand-built using the coiling method predominantly from white earthenware clay. Coiling involves hand rolled "sausages" of clay which are then joined and smoothed with metal tools. Colour is created with "slip" and patterned using a sgraffito pen. The stream-line shapes, vibrant colours and modern sgraffito designs belie little of the root of the technique but are grounded by ancient coiling, incising and slip decoration.

Su's geometric designs are inspired by designs often seen in Aztec and African art as well as the natural organic world we see in our immediate environment. Most importantly, her sketch book is always at hand to record those special occasions from which new designs will spring.

Su creates work which draws the viewer in creating a sense of nostalgia and cherished memories. Su likes to evoke her personality and passion for design, colour and indeed life into each one of her pieces, and hopes that this zest is translated to the viewer.

Su aims to create pots which are all individual and unique pieces of art that can be a focal point in your garden or home. Su graduated from UCA Farnham in 2009 and runs the Bus Stop Pottery from her studio in Hampshire, as well as teaching regular ceramics courses and workshops; she shows her work regularly at local and national ceramics fairs.

Jane Muir - Maker in Focus

9 June to 21 July 2018

Jane Muir - Maker in Focus

We love the work of ceramicist Jane Muir who specialises in idiosyncratic hand painted figures representing a witty and uncluttered observation of the world. Figures that stand alone or placed in an architectural landscape are hand modelled, allowing her the freedom to sketch with clay and develop ideas during the making process. Jane Muir studied ceramics at Central St Martins School of Art and the Royal College of Art. Since leaving the RCA in 1992 she has exhibited widely, notably in Ceramic Contemporaries and the V&A.

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Farnham
Surrey GU9 7PS
United Kingdom

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