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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Stoneware and can be used inside or outside. 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.

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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; Lynne 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.

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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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Edge of the Ocean

28 July to 8 September 2018

Edge of the Ocean


The New Ashgate Gallery celebrates holidays by the coast and memories of carefree days away from our ever-connected world.

Artists have been painting seascapes for hundreds of years in order to capture the beauty of the natural world. Seascapes speak a common language that we can all relate to; the endless horizon of the sea, sunset walks and the rhythmic sound of the waves.

Long summer days, the quality of light and a bracing sea breeze inspires all of us with the feelings of possibility and perhaps it is this which we long for, once we return to normal life.

When you can't visit the calmness and tranquillity of the sea in person, come to the haven of The New Ashgate Gallery. We are delighted to bring together 9 artists and makers whose work encapsulates the positive feelings of enjoyment, calmness and refreshment. This carefully selected exhibition of work aims to evoke feelings of nostalgia and relaxation.

These artists create work in a variety of disciplines, from ceramics to oil on canvas - all influenced by colour and the need to capture and interpret that holiday atmosphere.

An exhibition of work by Theo Brooks, Sigrun Hill, Jan Lewin-Cadogan, Alison Orchard, Alison Proctor, Isla Rose, Annabelle Shelton, Sonya Vine and Ann Marie Whaley.

Hothouse: Selected

28 July to 8 September 2018

Hothouse: Selected

This exhibition celebrates fresh, innovative and bespoke craft and is part of our programme to exhibit some of the most exciting makers to art lovers and collectors.
The makers in this exhibition have previously been selected for the Crafts Council's prestigious Hothouse programme that offers support and mentoring for new makers wishing to break into the sector. This is an opportunity to invest in the future of British crafts and to celebrate past Hothouse participants who have turned their passion for making into successful businesses.
The makers include: Aimee Bollu, Elaine Bolt, Charles Dedman, Tim Evershed, Stella Harding, Christina Hesford, Verity Howard, Emma Johnson, Catriona Mackenzie, Tina MacLeod, Heather McDermott, Jode Pankhurst, Angie Parker, Lauren Taylor, Jessica Thorn, Theo Wright and Cristina Zani.

Janine Partington: Maker in Focus

28 July to 8 September 2018

Janine Partington: Maker in Focus

Bristol-based designer-maker Janine Partington combines the traditional craft of enamelling with fresh, clean, contemporary designs in her latest showcase at The New Ashgate Gallery.
Enamelling is the art of fusing glass onto metal. Janine's work is created mainly using the technique of dusting powdered vitreous enamel over hand-cut stencils onto copper then fired at a temperature of 800C. As the metal cools the true colours of the panel emerge. It takes multiple short firings to create a finished piece of work, and whilst her years of experience in mastering her skill can shape the outcome, so much of enamelling and the final artwork are left to the mercy of the material itself.
The New Ashgate Gallery is pleased to present Janine's new collection of hand carved leather; a bold new direction for Janine as a part of her recent MA studies which we're delighted to show.
Janine takes inspiration from the shape of things around her. In particular she is inspired by trees, flowers, leaves and seed heads, their inherently graphic lines and shapes within. Exploiting the sensitive relationship between the copper and enamel is at the heart of her work. Janine is constantly playing with the materials, seeing where they can take her.
Enamel is a versatile, durable, strong and impervious material which is well-suited for every room in the home or workspace from kitchen to bathroom, from washroom to boardroom. The inherent qualities of the enamel, its sheen and interplay with light bring something new and very tactile into a living space.

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