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Icelandic Landscapes


21 April - 2 June

21 April - 2 June The New Ashgate Gallery welcomes back Pete Jackman. Pete’s new drawings and paintings are interpretations of landscapes and objects within the landscape in a semi abstract form. The current work is a result of recent visits to the north and south of Iceland. The Icelandic landscape has a pristine, raw and dynamic quality, looking brand new and ancient at the same time. It is physically and visually challenging, this informs Pete’s mark making and colour palette.

Living in the East Yorkshire Wolds Michelle is surrounded by agriculture and a constant visual source of changing field colours and markings. Yellow oil seed rape being predominant in late spring, kick started the palette for this range. Being elevated, there are some great vistas to be seen when coming off the Wolds: field markings, tractor scarring, fence and hedge boundaries all blend to create my ‘Landlines’ series.’ Michelle Creates functional ceramics that are tactile and visually pleasing, using a mix of hand built, press mould and thrown techniques. Lines and text, often snippets of thoughts or poetry written during travels, are inscribed into the surfaces and slips applied. Michelle will be showing her ceramics alongside work by Pete Jackman. . MICHELLE FREEMANTLE, Landline Dishes

DUNCAN ROSS Ceramics 21 April - 2 June Duncan Ross’s work is thrown and burnished using many layers of a fine terrasigillata slip with resist and inlay decoration. Duncan began working with sigillata to develop a rich surface with a combination of form and pattern that would be integral to the clay. His work is represented in notable collections abroad as well as in the collections of the V&A, Fitzwilliam Museums and the Walker Art Gallery among many others in the UK. PETE JACKMAN, Lava & Moss

DUNCAN ROSS, Terrasiglliata Bowl

21 April - 19 May We are delighted to present a carefully curated ‘Celebration of Illustration’. An often overlooked art form with a diverse and far reaching remit, from cartoons to book covers scenic sketches to branding and decoration.

Illustration by NICK TANKARD

Included in this exhibition will be original ink and gouache illustrations by Colin Wheeler. Born in Hindhead in 1938, Colin studied at Farnham School of Art and at the RA. He has worked freelance for Private Eye, the Guardian, Daily Telegraph, New Statesman, New Scientist, Times Educational Supplement, and The Teacher, and has also contributed editorial cartoons to the Independent on Sunday. From 1986 to 1998 he produced the daily frontpage pocket cartoon for the Independent, ELIZA SOUTHWOOD, Mortagne-Sur-Gironde

and also wrote a number of articles and

Illustration is more in our conscious than we perhaps give it credit,

reviews for the paper - as well as for the Daily

and through this exhibition the New Ashgate Gallery explores the importance of visual communication

Telegraph and others - on architecture,

in everyday life along with the pleasure of drawing as a feast for the eyes.

painting and sculpture.

The upcoming show features local and nationally acclaimed artists, Diana Boyle, Claire Caulfield, Alison Hardcastle, Rachel Hutchins, Eliza Southwood, Nick Tankard and Liz Toole.


To accompany the exhibition we are running free and accessible events; Artists and students of any discipline are offered the opportunity for career guidance and portfolio appraisal with Gina Cross, Gallery Owner and former Guardian Art Editor. Gina is adept at finding commercial applications to your work and can advise on portfolio presentation and career direction.

Illustration by COLIN WHEELER

There will also be hands-on workshops for young people interested in illustration, with an opportunity to display completed work in the gallery for the final days of the exhibition. For more information on the free portfolio appraisal sessions or if you would like to sign up to the children’s illustration workshops please contact the gallery on 01252 713208.

S ummer Craft Collection


21 April to 21July

21 April - 2 June This collection of new work is Barbara’s response to the loss of green and wild spaces. As more open land is covered by buildings, it leaves less countryside to keep us in touch with the natural world.  We forget what was there before - ghosts of trees.

A specially selected collection of ceramics, glass, jewellery and textiles - a must-see for gifts and special occasions.

Barbara is inspired by ordinary,

Highlights include new work by Bridget Bailey, Lucy

everyday occurrences such

Burley, Machi De Waard, Rowena Gilbert, Emma

as a news item or a glimpse of

Godden, Bea Jareno, Cathy Newell-Price, Janine

something from a train or a car.

Partington and Rachael Potter.

She finds that the memory will go through many alterations and adjustments before it feels

The craft collection showcases emerging and established local and national designer-makers. Emma Godden

right and expresses the feeling of the initial idea. Barbara has exhibited widely, including the Royal Academy and the Mall Galleries, London.

VICKI NIGOUMI New Paintings 9 June – 21 July


We are delighted to exhibit new paintings by Vicki Nigoumi, a much loved favourite of the New Ashgate Gallery. Since her first exhibition at the British Council in Khartoum in

Gift Vouchers The New Ashgate Gallery gift voucher is the ideal present for those tricky to buy for or picky to choose for. Let your recipient choose a special painting, a print or a piece of unique craft they really want when they are ready to buy knowing that they will be supporting our unique art and craft talent. We can also start a wedding gift voucher list. Complimentary cards can be included in your invitations to inform your guest on how they can help to purchase your ideal present.

1967, Vicki NIgoumi has exhibited in a number of galleries in the UK including Medici Gallery, The Mall Galleries, Bankside Gallery London, Eastern rooms, Rye, and Alresford. Vicki is an exhibiting member of both Farnham Art Society and Guildford Art Society.

VICKI NIGOUMI, More Sunflowers

Private Views

20 April & 8 June 2018

6pm to 8pm

Free admission - All welcome!



Bus Stop Pottery

New Paintings

9 June – 21 July

9 June – 21 July

Su Roger’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.

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.

Su’s ceramics are hand-built using a traditional coiling method, predominantly from white earthenware clay and colour is created with slip. The grounded, streamlined shapes, vibrant colours and modern sgraffito designs belie little of the roots of the ancient techniques she uses. In 2009, Su graduated from the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham and now runs Bus Stop Pottery from her studio in Hampshire. As well as teaching regular ceramics courses and workshops, Su shows her work regularly at local and national ceramics fairs. SU ROGERS, Large Vessel

Maker in Focus: Jane Muir 9 June – 21 July 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.


FIONA PEARCE Bourne in Reverse



New Paintings 9 June – 21 July The New Ashgate Gallery welcomes Martin Greenland, a highly respected contemporary artist based in The Lake District, Cumbria. Martin’s works have been displayed internationally and in 2006 he achieved critical acclaim when winning the John Moores Painting Prize in its 24th year, one of the UKs premier art prizes; previous winners including

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WEDDING REGISTRY SERVICE Are you looking forward to receiving a new iron or a toaster? No? We offer a personalised wedding list - guests can buy a piece outright or make a contribution. To start a wedding MARTIN GREENLAND Nameless Hill in September

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and family.



Choice: Summer

At the New Ashgate Gallery, we have exciting news, exhibitions, workshops and events that we hope you’d like to continue to hear about. We will treat your data with respect and you can find further details in our data privacy policy on our website or by contacting the gallery.

9 June – 21 July

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The Association for Contemporary Jewellery presents Choice: Summer a selling show of new jewellery in paper, plastics, silver, gold & diamonds. ACJ members work in a wide variety of styles, using both

the gallery.


traditional and very new techniques, all made to high

standards - very wearable art. GILL FORSBROOK


New Ashgate Gallery Waggon Yard, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7PS 01252 713208

Directions By road: Farnham is 11 miles southwest of Guildford, Surrey and is signposted from the A3, A31, M3 and A287. There is a pay & display car park in the front of the gallery.

How to find us

By rail: Farnham Station is served from and to London Waterloo. for timetables. We are a five minute walk from Farnham Station that is served from London Waterloo (55 minutes).

The gallery is situated on the edge of Waggon Yard car park, the corner of Downing Street and Union Road.

By air: London Gatwick and Heathrow airports are an hour drive from Farnham.

Opening hours Tuesday–Saturday 10am–5pm. FREE ENTRY

Access Groups welcome. Accessible toilets. All galleries accessible to people with disabilities, including wheelchair users.

For more than 50 years, New Ashgate Gallery has been a window into arts and crafts, supporting artists and makers. It promotes and champions the best contemporary art and craft and provides an unparalleled resource in Farnham, Surrey and beyond. The Gallery curates an exciting programme of exhibitions in the market place and events for artists and the community. We are a charity.


Registered Charitable Trust No. 274326

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