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Spring season of exhibitions

Highlights include Rising Stars 2015; Lesley Jones abstract paintings and Matthew Corbishley furniture; Kelly Munro maker in Focus 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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Beautiful abstracts and elegant design 
Exhibition by Lesley Jones and Matthew Corbishly

Matthew Corbishley furniture

20 March to 11 May 2015

Beautiful abstracts and elegant design Exhibition by Lesley Jones and Matthew Corbishly

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.

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Kelly Munro: Maker in Focus

Kelly Munro

20 March to 9 May 2015

Kelly Munro: Maker in Focus

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.

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Rising Stars 2015

Rising Stars 2015

20 March to 9 May 2015

Rising Stars 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

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

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.

Deryn Relph: Maker in Focus

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.

Emma Finch: New Collection

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

Alex Yule: New Ashgate Gallery Award winner

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.

Richard Baxter: new collections

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

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)

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.

Still life’s and natural forms

2 July to 15 August 2015

Still life’s 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.

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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