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Autumn season of exhibitions and events

Highlights include Fiona Millais, Stephen Sheffield, Myung Nam An, Sonia Rollo, Silvia K Ceramics, Surrey Artist of the Year and October Craft Month showcase 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.

Click to download our August to November leaflet

Click to download the Farnham October Craft Month programme

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.

View work from the show

20 August to 30 September 2015

Manifest

Designer Jewellers Group
A touring exhibition of jewellery designed for the hand. Bangles, rings, bracelets, hand pieces and cufflinks made from rubies, roses, straw, silver, gold, acrylic, paper, porcelain, polypropylene, aluminium and wood.
Tour starts in Oxford in July, then to New Ashgate Gallery and then Leeds

View work from the show

21 August to 3 October 2015

Sonia Rollo: Hare we go again

A long-time favourite of New Ashgate Gallery, here Sonia will be showcasing a large selection of her Hare themed etchings

View work from the show

21 August to 3 October 2015

Myung Nam An Ceramics

Myung Nam An's incredibly intricate and detailed ceramics are beautiful, bright, colourful, exciting, funky & very desirable.

View work from the show

21 August to 3 October 2015

Stephen Sheffield Resurface Designs

Transforming old into new and contemporary

View work from the show

29 August to 14 November 2015

Autumn Craft Collection

This Autumn season the New Ashgate Gallery has chosen a wonderful and diverse collection of ceramics, jewellery, glass and textiles.

View work from the show

1 September to 3 October 2015

Maker in Focus: Silvia K Ceramics

View work from the show

Heritage Open Days

11 to 12 September 2015

Heritage Open Days

John Bryce wood engravings
A display of framed Farnham scenes; wood engraved blocks; wood engraving tools and an image of traditional printing press

Sir John Verney, artist/illustrator
2 watercolours to be on display. One of East Street and one of Gallery/Lower Church Lane

Also on show is Fiona Millais and Silvia K Ceramics
Fiona's distinctive paintings evoke tranquil humour. Silvia offers a new collection inspired by her Slovakian heritage.

Basket Making workshop with Judith Needham

12 October 2015

Basket Making workshop with Judith Needham

10am - 4pm
£25.00 per person

Come and spend a fun and relaxing day learning the art of willow weaving with Farnham-based basket maker, Judith Needham. We will start by making a Catalonian tension tray. You will then have the option of adding a rim to make a shallow fruit bowl or a twisted handle to make a dramatic display basket. This project incorporates a variety of techniques so will be interesting to those who've attended Judith's classes before, but is equally suitable for complete beginners.

Booking essential call 01252 713208 or email gallery@newashgate.org.uk
workshop supported by Baines Charitable Trust

Rachel Mulligan: Artist talk

17 October 2015

Rachel Mulligan: Artist talk

2.30 - 3.30pm
£5.00 per person, tea/coffee provided

Rachel will talk about her current project: Seven Ages. This is the story of her parents' generation in seven stained glass panels based on Shakespeare's words from All The World's A Stage.

Booking essential call 01252 713208 or email gallery@newashgate.org.uk
Talk supported by Baines Charitable Tust

Textile Art: Make a bird with Naomi Beevers'

18 October 2015

Textile Art: Make a bird with Naomi Beevers'

10.30am - 12.30pm
£10.00 per person
Make a bird using the technique of needle felting into fabric and embellish with hand embroidery stitch.
Booking essential call 01252 713208 or email gallery@newashgate.org.uk
Supported by Baines Charitable Trust

Stained glass workshop with Rachel Mulligan

19 October 2015

Stained glass workshop with Rachel Mulligan

10am - 4pm
£30.00 per person

During this day long workshop you will learn how to cut glass, drill and engrave it and use traditional enamel pigments. You will produce a small medallion that can be hung in a window or turned into a mobile. All the materials, including hand-blown glass, will be supplied. Tools and expert tuition will be provided. Bring along lunch and any images that inspire you.

Booking essential call 01252 713208 or email gallery@newashgate.org.uk
Supported by Baines Charitable Trust

Alison Branagan workshop - Understanding Makers Rights & Exciting Taxation

26 October 2015

Alison Branagan workshop - Understanding Makers Rights & Exciting Taxation

10am - 2pm
£10.00 per person

In this lecture we will outline how to protect your copyright, design right and business name in the marketplace. You might not be aware that there are special areas of copyright law such as Artistic Craftsmanship. In this era of copy-culture this talk hopes to raise important issues when showcasing your work on social media, blogs and websites. More intriguingly you might have small sums of money waiting for you to collect from DACs the Design & Artists Copyright Society. In the second part of this workshop we will explore the exciting and gripping topic of income tax and how to make the tax system work for you.

Booking essential call 01252 713208 or email gallery@newashgate.org.uk
supported by Baines Charitable Trust

Big Draw

30 October 2015

Big Draw

10.30am - 4.30pm
drop in free workshop activity for the Big Draw annual event.

Theme 'Every drawing tells a story' www.thebigdraw.org. We invite members of the public to come and create stories based on craft or fine art they find in the gallery.

Free event. All materials provided, suitable for all ages

Alison Branagan workshop: The Art of Self-Promotion and Planning a Marketing Campaign

Alison Branagan

14 November 2015

Alison Branagan workshop: The Art of Self-Promotion and Planning a Marketing Campaign

12 - 4pm
£10.00 per person

In this workshop you will learn how to prepare for a marketing campaign, for an important exhibition or specific promotion for your arts or crafts practice. We will explore social media strategies, and other vital print and online materials such as formatting photographs and getting it right with business cards. We will also see how artists and designers attract attention through well-timed publicity stunts. In the second half of the workshop we will learn how to plan a media and press campaign, exploring the latest tips for drafting press releases and how to draw a twelve month time line.

Booking essential call 01252 713208 or email gallery@newashgate.org.uk
supported by Baines Charitable Trust

Christmas Exhibition

Tessa Pearson, painting

21 November to 31 December 2015

Christmas Exhibition

The New Ashgate Gallery will be hosting an exciting exhibition of fine arts for this Christmas period. We have new artists that include: Chris Pig (black and white linocuts), Vince Bridgeman (geometric watercolours), Charlotte Gerrard (quirky screen-prints), Angela Thames (linocuts), Kim Cody (abstract landscape paintings), Annabel Collins (illustrations), Martin Henley (etchings) and Debbie George (still life paintings)

Old favourites will be returning: John Maltby (sculpted figures), Richard Jack (woodblock prints and sculptures), Tessa Pearson (watercolours), Tim Southall (etchings) and Trevor Price (figurative etchings)
Please note Christmas Exhibition Open Times: Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 11am - 4pm

Peter Jackman : Northern Landscapes, mixed media original printmaking

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  • SAM 3617

15 January to 27 February 2016

Peter Jackman

Much loved favourite of New Ashgate Gallery offers a new collection of paintings and original prints to kick start 2016

New Ashgate Gallery Farnham Craft Town

New Ashgate Gallery
Waggon Yard
Farnham
Surrey GU9 7PS
United Kingdom

01252 713208
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