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HOTHOUSE 2017: Spot the Talent

12 August - 23 September This exhibition celebrates fresh, innovative and bespoke craft and is part of our programme to introduce some of the most exciting new makers to art lovers and collectors. Join us to see the makers selected from the Crafts Council’s prestigious Hothouse 2017 programme before they are spotted by high profile manufacturers and retail outlets. Hothouse is a stepping stone for new makers wishing to break into the sector and provides a collector the opportunity to invest in the future of British crafts. The exhibition features work by Elizabeth Jane Campbell, Casabi Designs (Chloé Smith), Majeda Clarke, Forest + Found, Kate Haywood, Sarah Hitchens, Line Nilsen, OLL (Anya Kovalieva), Amanda Priest, Julia Rushworth, Sophie Southgate and Charlotte Wilkinson.


JANE WORMWELL: Botanical Landscapes 12 August - 23 September Jane’s work encompasses small, intense studies of individual plants and large expansive canvases of hedgerows and flower borders. She is driven by her love of plants and the English landscape, and a quiet intensity and northern light infuses her work. Jane says: I think of my botanical subjects as landscapes, exploring the interplay of light and tone and the spaces and rhythms between each plant to bring out the beauty and the drama of the forms. JANE WORMWELL, Early Summer (detail)

MAKER IN FOCUS: Mandy Cheng The Graceful Minimalist 12 August - 23 September Mandy Cheng’s porcelain works are designed to look graceful and minimalist; they conjure a feeling of lightness and a sense of movement. Her signature mesmerizing patterns mimic the vivid diversity of nature, but are not painted on. Using a lamination method, the patterns are meticulously prepared by repeated cutting and layering of porcelain sheets. Her hands-on approach ensures every pattern is unique and unrepeatable. Mandy’s beautiful creations are both functional and decorative; timeless collectible objects to behold and use.

MANDY CHENG, Platter - Movement

VIEWS OF FARNHAM PART II 12 August - 23 September Following on from the successful Farnham Views Part 1, we are delighted to bring together two more local artists and their observations of the town and surrounding areas. As a wood engraver, John Bryce’s process involves engraving an image onto an end-grain boxwood block. This is then inked and printed onto paper using a Victorian Albion Press. John is influenced by the effects of light as they occur in the sky, on buildings and on water and he has tried to depict this in his recent wood engravings. He uses the engraving tools to cut a variety of marks on the block to express the mood of an experienced event. Susie Lidstone has been painting for some 30 years and works from her small studio in Farnham. Fascinated by the architecture of Farnham and all its alleyways, Susie enjoys capturing the hidden parts of Farnham and the shops that have gone but form so much of the history of the market town. Susie and John’s work is shown with award-winning classic trugs by Jane Crisp, inspired by local heritage and low tech processes. JOHN BRYCE, Farnham Church Copyright: the artist

DENISE JAQUES: One Year On - 2016 Surrey Artist of the Year 30 September - 11 November Denise creates artwork for interior and exterior spaces. 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. Denise’s recent artwork relates to places she has lived and loved. She has created a series of abstract landscapes and seascapes inspired by the Surrey countryside, Essex coast, and beyond, using the reflective qualities of glass to capture the ever changing light on the natural environment. She has developed her craft to include 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 and 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. Denise’s mosaic workshops are supported by the South Street Trust.

SURREY ARTIST OF THE YEAR COMPETITION 2017 30 30September September--11 11November November Vote for your 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. This year’s top scoring artists are Adam Aaronson, Joanne Alwyn, Naomi Beevers, Mary Branson, Alex Freeman, Emma Godden, Nikki Hearnshaw, Christine Hopkins, Su Jameson, Jule Mallett, Katie Netley, Alison Orchard and Ali Tomlin. During the exhibition, members of the public are encouraged to vote; and the artist with the most votes from the public and a judging panel, is named Surrey Artist of the Year 2017. The winner receives a bursary and a solo show at the gallery. The winner will be announced on 20 October at 7pm – all welcome.

ALISON ORCHARD, Softly Breaking

Autumn Season Private Views 11 August & 29 September, 6pm-8pm Free admission - All welcome!


Autumn Craft Collection

9 September - 11 November

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 GounarisMilner, Jaroslav Hrustalenko, Maisie Jones, Paper Metal (Julie Bailey), Charlotte K Moore, 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.


MIRKA JANECKOVA AND OLIVIA WALKER: Beautiful Form 30 September - 11 November 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. Her jewellery is a container for wearer’s emotions, memories and hopes. The work is made from porcelain, glass, sterling silver and white pearls. 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 WALKER, Limoges Porcelain Bowl


SHOP ONLINE AT NEWASHGATE.ORG.UK Easy access and secure online payment recieved through PayPal, a convenient way to choose your favourite artwork.

GALLERY GIFT VOUCHERS An ideal treat for any art lover whilst supporting a local artist or maker. Gift vouchers can be used for the purchase of a special painting, a print or a piece of unique craft. You simply choose the amount you would like to spend. Valid for 12 months.

COLLECT AND GIVE ART & CRAFT WITH ‘OWN ART’ The Own Art scheme makes buying art affordable by letting you spread the cost of your purchase over 10 months with an interest free loan (rep.0% APR). Own Art loans can be used to cover a group of lower value items whose combined total adds up to £100 or more. If you are buying something more valuable thant £2,500 you can use it as a part pament. You can collect your artwork immediately. Own Art is an Arts Council England initiative operated by Creative United.

WEDDING REGISTRY SERVICE Are you looking forward to receiving a new iron or a toaster? No? We didn’t think so! We offer a personalised wedding list - guests can buy a piece outright or make a contribution. To start a wedding or gift list, contact Alison who will send out complementary cards to inform your friends and family.

To find out more about any of these services please call the gallery on: 01252 713208 or email us at:

SUPPORT THE NEW ASHGATE GALLERY FOR AS LITTLE AS £5.00 PER MONTH Become a New Ashgate Gallery Angel and receive priority invitations to events and exhibition previews plus a 10% discount on art and craft purchases for twelve months. Angels of the gallery support the vital charity work that the gallery offers in support of developing careers of emerging artists and makers and providing educational creative opportunities.

Art - to - You: New Ashgate Gallery Consultancy Service We offer a complimentary home / office consultancy scheme whereby our team guide you through the process of finding a perfect art or craft work for your home or business.

Cover Image: MARY BRANSON, Movement (detail)

Opening hours


Tuesday–Saturday 10am–5pm. FREE ENTRY

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 The gallery is situated on the edge of Waggon Yard car park, the corner of Downing Street and Union Road. We are a five minute walk from Farnham Station that is served from London Waterloo (55 minutes). Access Groups welcome. Accessible toilets. All galleries accessible to people with disabilities, including wheelchair users.

By rail: Farnham Station is served from and to London Waterloo. for timetables. By air: London Gatwick and Heathrow airports are an hour drive from Farnham. 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. New Ashgate Gallery Waggon Yard, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7PS 01252 713208

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New Ashgate Gallery: August to November brochure 2017  

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