New Ashgate Gallery champions the best of contemporary art and craft providing an unparalleled resource in Farnham, Surrey and beyond
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Outi Remes, Gallery Director
Together with the trustees, Outi leads the service, strategic direction and organisational objectives of the Gallery as the educational charity. She has more than twenty years of experience of the sector; before joining the team at the New Ashgate Gallery, she worked as the Head of Exhibitions at South Hill Park Arts Centre, Berkshire.
Outi was awarded a PhD from the University of Reading and lectured at Richmond American International University in London, Birkbeck College, the University of Reading and the Randolph Macon Woman's College. For many years, she also advised in steering committees at The Association for Art History. Outi has edited many art books, including 'Conspiracy Dwellings: Surveillance in Contemporary Art' (with Pam Skelton), 'Performativity in the Gallery: Staging Interactive Encounters' (with Laura MacCulloch & Marika Leino) and 'Crossing Borders: Translation and Nostalgia in Contemporary Art' (with Ming Turner).
Vicky Rowsell, Bookkeeper
Vicky joined the gallery in 2016, Vicky has spent many years bookkeeping working and still works within the construction industry, now also working for the New Ashgate Gallery. Vicky says working for the gallery although challenging and very busy at times has made a very pleasant and welcome change to the very different challenges of the construction industry.
Nicola joined the New Ashgate Gallery in 2019. With nine years of experience within the creative industries, she leads the curation of ceramics and glass craft collections and is responsible for the development of the Ashgate Angels scheme.
Nicola has extensive project management experience. In 2021, she worked as the Craft Town Coordinator for Farnham Town Council, overseeing October Craft Month and working closely with local makers and organisations to promote the role of craft in Farnham. During the 2020 lockdown, she implemented digital solutions and blended approaches for delivering a series of community workshops, providing high-quality craft provision for the local community.
Nicola graduated from De Montfort University in 2013 with a BA (Hons) in Design Crafts, focusing on glass as her main specialism, and possesses an MA in Cultural and Arts Management with Distinction from the University of Winchester.
Emily Cranny, Art Consultant: Jewellery | Gallery Administrator: Head of Stock
Emily graduated from Falmouth University in 2014 with a first class BA (hons) degree in Fine Art. She joined the New Ashgate initially as a volunteer, before becoming the Gallery Administrator: Head of Stock in 2019. In 2020, she also joined the consultancy team. She leads the curation of the jewellery collection.
Charlotte Karin Bull: Art Consultant: Textiles and Cards
Charlotte joined our art consultancy team in 2022, after graduating from the University for the Creative Arts Farnham in 2021, renowned for long-established hand-crafted skills. Achieving a first class BA (hons) degree in Textile Design, she is currently undertaking a Master in Textiles at the Royal College of Art continuing her passion for materiality, tradition, and innovation. She leads the curation of textiles and cards.
Find about about this platform for any individual wanting to gain experience working in the creative sector. We are always looking for enthusiastic gallery volunteers who wish to either support a local arts organisation and/or gain experience.