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Summer season of exhibitions

Highlights include Hothouse 5; Barry Patterson Still Lifes; Tom Smith sculpture; Horsepower 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.

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9 May to 22 August 2015

Summer Craft Collection

This summer season the New Ashgate Gallery has chosen a wonderful and diverse collection of ceramics, wood, basketry, jewellery and glass. The exhibition presents both established and emerging artists which include: Lydia Barclay; Luke Bishop; Jenny Gilbert; Sue Gregor; Emily Hall; Rhiannon Higgins; Tim Lake; Peter Layton; Roger Lewis; Jake Mee; Anne Morgan, Judith Needham and Ali Tomlin

View work from the show

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.

View work from the show

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.

View work from the show

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)

View work from the show

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.

Manifest

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

Myung Nam An Ceramics

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.

Stephen Sheffield Resurface Designs

21 August to 3 October 2015

Stephen Sheffield Resurface Designs

Transforming old into new and contemporary

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 supoprted 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
supoprted by Baines Charitable Trust

Big Draw

30 October 2015

Big Draw

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.

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

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

New Ashgate Gallery Farnham Craft Town

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

01252 713208
gallery@newashgate.org.uk

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