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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.

Winter exhibition: Festive joy & unique gifts

Chris Sercombe, Snow in Bentley

10 November 2018 to 5 January 2019

Winter exhibition: Festive joy & unique gifts

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 sixty 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, drawing and print by: Nick Bodimeade, Mychael Barratt, Clare Caulfield, Helen Brown, Graham Evernden, Emily Faludy, Emma Harding, Jennifer Jokhoo, Susie Lidstone, David Scott Moore, Fiona Pearce, Chris Sercombe, Tessa Pearson, Virginia Ray, Ruth Taylor, Philip Tyler and Catherine Warren.

Sculpture by: Celia Allen, Helena Curry, Faye Mayo, David Mayne, Edward Willis, Jillian Riley, Richard Jack and Liane Matthews.

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Luxe: the exquisite in art

Robin Duttson

10 November 2018 to 5 January 2019

Luxe: the exquisite in art

A curated exhibition of elegant, luxurious and skilfully made objects. Nine artists and makers present a selection of exquisitely made artworks, produced in beautiful materials, using intricate, expertly applied techniques, from jewellery to engraved glass, ceramics and wood.

Highlights include pieces by: Robin Duttson, Tim Evershed, Paul Finch, Matt Horne, Alex McCarthy, Hugh Miller, Syann Van Niftrik, Ilona Sulikova and Nancy Sutcliffe.

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Winter craft collection: celebrating the unique and hand-crafted design and the skill of making

Miss Knit Nat

10 November 2018 to 5 January 2019

Winter craft collection: celebrating the unique and hand-crafted design and the skill of making

A specially selected collection of ceramics, glass, jewellery and textiles; a must-see for gifts and special occasions. All items are hand-crafted by some of the UK's most talented designer-makers. Perfect pieces for any home, or to give as beautiful gifts if you can bear to part with them!

Highlights include: Embroidered and screenprinted textiles by Nook of the North, stunning glass baubles by the very popular Will Shakspeare, quirky playful ceramics objects by Makiko Hastings and Isobel Higley and colourful, cutting edge jewellery by Ella Fearon-Low and Holly Clifford.

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Lumiere: the beautiful light

Hannah Nunn

10 November 2018 to 5 January 2019

Lumiere: the beautiful light

Irresistible hand crafted lighting and illuminated artworks make a wonderful festive statement this season. We explore all facets of lighting where sculpture, colour and form meet.

Our intimate Balcony Gallery will be full to the rafters with beautiful pieces which can easily fit into home environments. We are careful to note the power of light as a medium in its own right, where light and shade create shadows and the colour and textures of shadow shifting with each piece create physically powerful works that take on the appearance of sculptural forms in space. Visitors are encouraged to move freely around the space to take the lighting pieces in from all angles.

Presenting pieces by: Clio Anastasiou, Nichola Bendall, Dobby and Rose, Liv Cornall, Adele Goulty, Denis di Luca, Lun Lighting, Hannah Nunn, Liz Scrine, Surrey Woodsmiths and Meryl Till.

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Emma Dunbar: Colour in the Snow

Emma Dunbar, Snowdrops

11 January to 23 February 2019

Emma Dunbar: Colour in the Snow

What excites me about making a painting is trying to capture the essence of a place, a feeling, a thing. (Emma Dunbar)

We are delighted to welcome back Emma Dunbar's vibrant and dynamic paintings for a much anticipated solo show. While Emma's show will feature all seasons, for the first time, Emma has prepared a substantial new body of work, exploring colour in the show, making this show a special treat to our collectors and art lovers.

The exhibition also explores the joyful richness of the everyday. Emma gathers ingredients from her home, travels, the landscape, combining pattern and familiarity to create colourful and recognisable paintings. Her attraction to colour and the decorative qualities in everyday objects provide the foundation for her art while her training as a printmaker is evident both in the use of blocks of flat colour and in the way she scratches through surfaces to reveal pre-laid colours underneath.

At the same time in the gallery, we feature the decorative ceramics by Ken Eardley. Ken's colour and patterns focus on brightening up any kitchen and interior, bringing vibrancy into the everyday. They enter into a dialogue with Emma's work.

Peter Hayes: Fire, Earth Water - Evolving Ceramics

Peter Hayes, Standing Stone

12 January to 23 February 2019

Peter Hayes: Fire, Earth Water - Evolving Ceramics

My aim in my work is not to compete with nature; but for the work to evolve within the environment. (Peter Hayes)

We are delighted to welcome back Peter Hayes, the internationally renown sculptor and ceramicist working in Bath.

The distinctive organic appearance of Peter Hayes' work builds on the techniques and methods he learned throughout his extensive travels in Africa, India, Asia and New Mexico. Peter is drawn to the shapes of artefacts from other cultures and times that remain timeless.

Moreover, from his early introduction to ceramics on archaeological digs, Peter has been interested in the process of change and evolvement in objects: his work does not compete with nature; but evolves within the environment. For example, the introduction of minerals into the ceramic surface such as iron and copper with the elements of time and erosion, creates unique pieces that take on their own developing surface. Similarly, the individual character of materials, from ceramic, glass and stone expose both limitations and tolerance. As Peter says, each individual piece takes on its own developing surface; its own history and its own aesthetic.

Maker in Focus: Ken Eardley and the Wondrous World of Colour & Shapes

12 January to 23 February 2019

Maker in Focus: Ken Eardley and the Wondrous World of Colour & Shapes

Brighten up your home and kitchen with Ken Eardley's decorative ceramic ware that brings vibrancy into the everyday.

With a background in textiles, Ken explores his passion for strong graphic patterns and colour in his fun, bold and functional ceramics featuring birds, flora and fauna, polka dots and love hearts.

Ken's pieces are hand-made glazed earthenware and made using press-moulds. His ranges include vases, jugs, mugs, bowls and lamps and are all hand-painted. Ken lives in Brighton.

At the same time in the gallery, we feature new paintings by Emma Dunbar that celebrates the joyful richness of the everyday, creating a beautiful dialogue with Ken's work.

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

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