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New season of exhibitions and events

The new season highlights include exhibitions by makers from the Crafts Council's Hothouse 7, Mandy Cheng, Denise Jaques, the Surrey Artist of the Year competition and many more. season highlights include

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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.

Autumn Craft Collection

WWAN, Krysta drop earrings, 18ct Gold Plated Silver, lapis lazuli

9 September to 11 November 2017

Autumn Craft Collection

This autumn season the New Ashgate Gallery presents a specially selected range of ceramics, paper sculpture, jewellery, glass and textiles, with new work from makers including Suzanne Breakwell, Marshall Colman, Adele Goulty, Rosy Gounaris-Milner, Jaroslav Hrustalenko, Maisie Jones, Paper Metal (Julie Bailey), Amelia Strong and WWAN jewellery (Margaux Clavel).

The craft collection showcases established local and national makers plus emerging designers fresh from this year's graduate shows.

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Surrey Artist of the Year Competition 2017

Mary Branson, ‘Movement’, Screenprinted Somerset velvet 'Black' 280gsm, Lascaux Inks, 15 layers

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30 September to 11 November 2017

Surrey Artist of the Year Competition 2017

The New Ashgate Gallery invites members of the public to come and vote for their favourite artist.

The Surrey Artist of the Year competition is a partnership between the New Ashgate and the Surrey Artists Open Studios to celebrate the wealth of creative talent in Surrey. Starting in 2009; this aspirational exhibition offers a collective of local quality arts and craft as voted for by the public during open studio visits. The top scoring artists come together for a programme of events. There is a wide variety of artworks on show, all offering different materials and techniques: ceramics, glass, jewellery, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and woodwork.

The shortlisted artists are Adam Aaronson, Jo Aylwin, Naomi Beevers, Mary Branson, Alex Freeman, Emma Godden, Niki Hearnshaw, Christine Hopkins, Su Jameson, Jule Mallett, Katie Netley, Alison Orchard and Ali Tomlin.

Again, during the exhibition, until 20th October, 3pm, members of the public are encouraged to vote for an artist; and the artist with the most votes from public and judging panel, is named Surrey Artist of the Year 2017. The winner receives a bursary of £1,000, a solo show at the New Ashgate Gallery and a complementary Winner's Stand at the Surrey Contemporary Art Fair.

The competition is organised in partnership with the Surrey Open Studios. It is supported by the Patricia Baines Trust and Contemporary Art Fairs. The Surrey Life magazine, which has a monthly section dedicated to the local art scene, is the official media partner of the competition.

The season includes workshops for adults, families and artists - please contact us for information.

View the catalogue at: https://issuu.com/newashgate/docs/saoy_2017_catalogue_with_images_-_o

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Denise Jaques: Winner of the 2016 Surrey Artist of the Year Competition: One Year On

Denise Jaques, The Pier, mixed media mosaic

30 September to 11 November 2017

Denise Jaques: Winner of the 2016 Surrey Artist of the Year Competition: One Year On

Denise Jaques is a mixed media artist specialising in contemporary mosaics. She is the winner of Surrey Artist of the Year 2016 and is a member of BAMM (British Association for Modern Mosaics). Denise creates artwork for interior and exterior spaces as well as beautiful brooches for everyday and special occations. Her work has a strong sense of colour, pattern and rhythm, and plays with the idea of distorted reflections. She is fascinated with the journey of experimentation and excited by the unknown destination.

Artwork Places I have lived and loved
Her recent artwork relates to places she has lived and loved. Denise has created a series of abstract landscapes and seascapes inspired by the Surrey countryside, Essex coast, and beyond. She uses the reflective qualities of glass to capture the ever changing light on the natural environment.

The Garden Swaying Mosaics
Denise also creates mosaics for exterior spaces. She has developed her craft to create fun, shimmering mosaic art for the garden. These pieces gently sway, projecting a scattering of ethereal reflections around the exterior space.

If you would like to try mosaic making, contact us to book for Denise's workshops in the gallery.

The Surrey Artist of the Year project is organised by New Ashgate Gallery in partnership with Surrey Arts. SAYO is supported by Patricia Baines Trust. The Surrey Life magazine, which has a monthly section dedicated to the local art scene, is the official media partner of the competition.

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Mirka Janeckova and Olivia Walker: Beautiful Form

Olivia Walker, Sheep Skin Bowl, limoges porcelain, thrown and hand-built

30 September to 11 November 2017

Mirka Janeckova and Olivia Walker: Beautiful Form

This exhibition brings together Mirka Janeckova and Olivia Walker. Over the last few years, Mirka and Olivia's work has become known for its exceptional beauty and skill of making.

Dreamy landscapes of the deep sea inspire Mirka's forms while her jewellery is a container for wearer's emotions, memories and hopes. Her pieces refer to the body in an abstract way, exploring the relationship between people and their subconscious mind. The work is made from porcelain, glass, sterling silver and white pearls. Porcelain has the potential to be shaped into virtually any form and challenges restricted traditional cuts of gemstones. Porcelain pieces appear fragile but they are surprisingly durable with hardness 7 on Mohs scale - the same as most semiprecious stones.

Olivia's work plays within the space where the man-made and the natural intersect. Olivia throws precise forms in porcelain before covering and submerging them in organic repetitive patterns, made up of individually applied shards of porcelain. These accretions are always different. They speak of organisms - fungus, coral and bacteria - but are unidentifiable, growing over and eating up the form beneath. Olivia is interested in the tension between the ordered and precise object - mechanically thrown and trimmed on the wheel, and the rough, mossy, textured growth upon.

View work from the show

Workshop: Get Creative with Mosaics with Denise Jaques, the Surrey Artist of the Year

Denise Jaques, Surrey Artist of the Year 2016

23 to 24 October 2017

Workshop: Get Creative with Mosaics with Denise Jaques, the Surrey Artist of the Year

NOW FULL - Family Mosaic Mirror (max. 6 families: 1 adult and up to 2 children age 5+)
New Ashgate Gallery, Monday 23 October, 10.00-12.30
£5 / free to Ashgate Angels, bookings: 01252 713208

Join Denise to create a beautiful mosaic mirror for your home.

NOW FULL - 2 Day Mosaic Workshop (max. 6 adults)
Monday 23 October, 1.30-4.30 & Tuesday 24 October, 10.30-3.30
£20 for 2 days / free to Ashgate Angels, bookings: 01252 713208

Day 1: Guided tour by Denise of gallery and her current exhibition.
Plan and design own mosaic.
Demonstration of how to cut, shape and apply tesserae, start application.
Day 2: Application of tesserae - the fun bit!

The workshops are supported by the Farnham Town Council.
The Surrey Artist of the Year project is organised by New Ashgate Gallery in partnership with Surrey Arts. SAYO is supported by Patricia Baines Trust.

Amy Cooper: Maker in Focus

Amy Cooper, Pollen and Urchin Porcelain Lamp. Slipcast and manipulated porcelain with crazed glaze. Image: P. Mounsey

18 November 2017 to 6 January 2018

Amy Cooper: Maker in Focus

Join us for a mini talk by Amy in the Private View on 17 November at 6pm.

A festive exhibition of beautiful handmade porcelain lights by artist Amy Cooper. Amy's work addresses the fragility and transience of life and the natural world through the transformative properties of light on porcelain. She continues to explore a monochromatic spectrum that is created through the use of textures, variation in thickness and diffusion. The work is slip cast porcelain, each piece individually altered, either through manipulation when plastic or painstakingly masked and sandblasted at bisque. Amy's porcelain range includes table lamps, lampshades and tea-light holders.

Amy Cooper Ceramics is a Cornwall, UK based company designing and making unique porcelain lighting. Established over 14 years ago Amy has supplied a number of prestigious retailers including the National Trust, House of Fraser and the V&A shop as well as exhibiting extensively in the UK and overseas. Amy's work has been exhibited in Germany, Holland, Belgium, Norway and Dubai as well as extensively throughout the UK.

Winter Exhibition

Sarah du Feu, Green and Orange Study with Painted Jug and Eggs

Gwen Vaughan, Fox, Ceramic and Cashmere

  • FOX Ceramic And Cashmere. 165mm Tall. 2016. Photo Credit Snow Photo

18 November 2017 to 6 January 2018

Winter Exhibition

Known for selecting contemporary art and craft of the highest quality, the gallery team has handpicked artists and makers from across the country. The exhibition presents glass, ceramics, jewellery, sculpture, prints and paintings by more than 50 very talented established and emerging artists.

All work is handmade, making it unique and perfect for those looking for that special Christmas gift! Find unusual craft-led gifts as well as inspiration on everything from original printmaking to unique British jewellery designs. A must see Christmas show for all novice and expert lovers of art and craft.

Painting, collage and print by Mychael Barratt, Angela Brookes, John Bryce, Tim Burns, John Duffin, Emma Dunbar, Sarah du Feu, Sally Anne Fitter, Catherine Hyde, Susie Lidstone, Trevor Price, Sarah Spackman, Frans Wesselman and many more.

Sculpture by Benton's Menagerie, Gin Durham, Claire Ireland, David Mayne, Faye Mayo, Guy Routledge, Gwen Vaughan and Edward Willis.

Ceramics, jewellery, textiles and glass by new and established makers: we are delighted to introduce Debbie Barber, Hillary Bravo, Ellie Burton, Georgie Gardiner, Adele Goulty, Jess Joslin, Sally Lees, Charlotte Moore, Lucy Payne, Rebecca Lewis and Rhiannon Thomas. With new collections from Lucy Burley, Emma Calvert, Camilla Hyde, Silvia K Ceramics, Emma Mogridge, Bryony Rich, Will Shakspeare, Gabi Wolf and many more.

Join us to support the excellence in arts and crafts by the UK artists and makers in this special season. We are a charity and all funds raised are invested in cultivating arts and crafts through opportunities, professional practice programmes, mentoring and partnership projects. Buying art and craft will make a difference for many creative careers.

Gift cards are available and ask about Own Art, the scheme that makes buying art and craft affordable by letting you to spread the cost of your purchase over 10 months with an interest free loan, representative 0% APR.

Contemporary Textiles

Claire Armitage, Atlantic Silk Wrap

18 November 2017 to 6 January 2018

Contemporary Textiles

Presenting a range of knitted, woven, printed, felted and stitched textiles for you and your home, this exhibition showcases the variety of techniques within the field of textiles. The makers chosen for this exhibition are concerned primarily with process, blending a combination of traditional techniques and contemporary design.

Highlights include Bridget Bailey's 3D entomological sculptures inspired by her millinery background and luxury silk scarves by Cornish based designer Claire Armitage. Also featuring work by Majeeda Clarke, Liz Clay, Michele Daykin, Megan Alice England, Helen Harrison, Syrah Jay, Helyne Jennings, Gail Kelly, Miss Knit Knat and Sally Nencini.

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