New Ashgate Gallery champions the best of contemporary art and craft providing an unparalleled resource in Farnham, Surrey and beyond
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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.
24 January to 2 May 2015
Known for selecting the best of craft talent, the galley team has handpicked many of their makers at events such as Collect, Art in Clay, Art in Action, Rising Stars, New Designers, Made. The exhibition presents both established and emerging artists, focusing on affordable, high quality crafts by: Adam Aaronson, Holly Bell, Suzanne Breakwell, Lucy Burley, Marie Canning, Tania Clarke Hall, Charlotte Day, Samantha Donaldson, Katharina Klug, Laura Murphy, NandN textiles, Sian Patterson, Miranda Peckitt, Sarah Pulvertaft, Silverdashery, Katalin Szallas, Louisa Taylor, Joy Trpkovic, Melina Xenaki, Mizuyo Yamashita, Timea Sido and many more.
20 March to 11 May 2015
20 March - 9 May
The New Ashgate Gallery welcomes two new makers to their extensive programme. Lesley Jones offers beautifully tranquil fine art abstract paintings complimented by contemporary and attractive designed furniture and accessories by Matthew Corbishley, ideal for any home.
20 March to 9 May 2015
Kelly Munro, the 2014 winner of Rising Stars award. Kelly graduated from the Edinburgh College of Art and has 1st Class BA (Hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing in 2013. Her unqiue jewellery is inspired by her small hometown north coast of Scotland, well known for its historical fishing industry. She has a particular interest in fishing equipment used in the past and present. This inspiration is reflected in the lobster pots as a starting point for her graduation show work. This has evolved through stages of material exploration and settled at the combination of 'weathering' wood and traditional metal techniques.
technique of intricate saw piercing enables me to create nets and lightweight structures. I aim to shadow the forms of the nets and pots, and loosely interoperate these shapes in my own way. My work aims to portray the rustic look of items found near harbours and tide lines.
20 March to 9 May 2015
Rising Stars is a platform to view and collect some of the most exciting new crafts by emerging makers from crafts and applied arts programmes across the UK. This curated, selling exhibition will be showcased at the New Ashgate, Farnham, accompanied by professional development and a £500.00 prize.
For many artists and makers who have just completed an MA or BA, they are at a cross roads, where they have a full portfolio of fabulous ideas, but do not have the proven exhibitor track record that most galleries look for. The New Ashgate Gallery offers just the right platform and for many the starting point to an exceptional career