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Gareth Mason, Secret Keeper (detail)



Rural and Urban Perspectives

Sally Anne Fitter & Celia Wilkinson

A Photographers View

Outside and In
23 April - 4 June

23 April - 4 June
Five photographers have

Two artists showcasing a delight of

come together to showcase

colour through still life collages and

their perspective on dynamic,

acrylic landscapes.

stylish, urban and rural

settings. The exhibition

Celias paintings are a personal response to

her surroundings and events in her life. They

presents work by Valda

have become a visual diary - hence the

Bailey, Finn Hopson, Tom

change in tempo of some of the paintings.

McLaughlan, Sue Roche

Sally Anne Fitters still life collages are

and Charlie Waite.

stylish and vibrant. She works in acrylic

Charlie Waite, Mandalay, Myanmar

Talk by Charlie Waite: A Photographers View

21 April, 3.30pm at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham.
Admission 10. Free to gallery Angels and UCA students. Bookings 01252 713208

on canvas, layering and working into the

paint to create texture. Sally incorporates
collage and gold leaf into her paintings.
She uses vivid and rich colours, influenced
by her training as a textile designer.

Charlie Waite is one of the worlds leading landscape photographers. He

has held numerous solo exhibitions all over the world, including London,
Tokyo, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Bielsko-Biala, New York and California.
The talk is organised by New Ashgate in partnership with the UCA.

Sally Anne Fitter, The Red Table

A Jewel Made in Greece

23 April - 4 June

Summer Sea son Pr ivate Views

This showcase presents stunning

Join the Trustees and staff of the New Ashgate Gallery at our Private Views:

renowned Greek makers.

contemporary jewellery by 15

Providing visitors with a collection of modern

Summer Private View

50th Anniversary Party

22 April

10 June

6.00pm - 8.00pm

6.00pm - 8.00pm

pieces that are influenced by ancient

Greek adornments, from Mycenaean
masks, Byzantine silver wedding crowns to
Macedonian burial wreaths. Many of them
have been re-imagined as a source of
inspiration for a contemporary creation.

Peter Layton

Celebrating the Past,

Inspiring the Future

40 Years of Excellence in Glassmaking

23 April - 4 June

23 April - 4 June

The potential of glass, as an exciting medium for expressive art, has long been

Established in 1959, the Ashgate

under-appreciated. This is changing as studio glass artists become more

Gallery began as an artists co-

adventurous and as fine artists increasingly value its unique properties and

operative. Since the mid-1970s,

versatility and begin to utilise this extraordinary medium.

it has been a not-for-profit trust.

In 2016, the trust celebrates the

Peter Layton has done more than most to advance

50th anniversary in our 17th

the development of glass for artistic expression.

century Grade II listed gallery.

Peter, affectionately considered the grand old

man of British glass will turn 80 next year. His studio,

This exhibition celebrates the history

London Glassblowing, among the first in Europe

of creativity, beauty and heritage,

is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a vibrant

offering a showcase of past, present

creative hub. In the last 40 years scores of talented

and future artists and makers who have

glassmakers have worked under his tutelage,

worked with us. It will present new work

producing incredible collaborative projects and

by Adam Aaronson, Peter Beard,

individual works of glass art.

Peter Blake, Emma Dunbar, Michael

Fairclough, Peter Hayes, Akiko Hirai

Glass maker Peter Layton wil be giving a mini talk on his

work before the Private View on 22 April. Tickets are free
but must be booked in advance. Please contact the gallery to book.

Margaret ORorke, Debbie Prosser, Duncan Ross, Jeni Ross, Guy Royle and Sarah Spackman.

Crafts of Childs Play

Summer Craf t Collec tion - Gif t Shop

11 June - 23 July

7 May - 3 September

This exhibition showcases

new work that is inspired

The New Ashgate Gallery team have chosen a

by play, children stories,

wonderful and diverse collection of ceramics,

childhood memories

textiles, jewellery and wood.

and has an idiosyncratic

This selling exhibition presents both established and

Ekta Kaul

Diana Greenwood

Vivienne Ross

Ken Eardley

Morrison Thomas

Rachel Jones

Ali Tomlin

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Ken Eardley

Sally Nencini, Dollys

childlike quality.

emerging artists including:

Lucy Burley

Jenny Ross, Limelight

Richard Jack, Anita Klein, Heidi Koenig, John Maltby, Gareth Mason, Fiona Millais, Jane Muir,

Peter Layton, Arrival of Spring

Work in the show is often created

with children in mind. Join us to
celebrate the art of playfulness
and find many lovely gift ideas
for younger collectors of art.

Creative Learning

The New Ashgate Gallery offers a wealth of

opportunities to access and invest in high
quality visual arts and crafts

Summer Workshops
These workshops are part of our 50 Years
at Waggon Yard celebrations. They are
supported by Farnham Town Council

A Closer Look at Colour: Working with Oil Paint

20 June, 11.00am - 3.00pm
Tickets: 10, Students 5. Free to gallery Angels. Bookings: 01252 713208
Open to anyone who would like to learn about, or to improve their colour
mixing skills. Using oil paints, artist Sarah Spackman will guide you through how
colours are created, and what effect they have on each other in a painting.
Experience is not necessary. Advance booking essential.

Support the New Ashgate Gallery

for as little as 5 per month

Collect and give art and craft

with Own Art

Become a New Ashgate Gallery Angel

The Own Art scheme

andr eceive priority invitations to events

makes buying art

and exhibition previews and 10% discount

affordable by letting

on art and craftwork purchases for 12

you spread the cost

months. Angels of the gallery support

of your purchase over 10 months with

the vital charity work that the gallery

an interest free loan, representative 0%

offers in support of developing careers of

APR. Own Art loans are available for

emerging artists and makers and providing

the purchase of contemporary art and

educational creative opportunities.

craft of any kind, and in any media. It

can be used to cover a group of lower
value items whose combined total adds

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Easy access and secure online payment
received through PayPal, a very convenient
way to choose your favourite artwork.

up to 100 or more. If you are buying

something more valuable than 2,500
you can use it as a part payment. You
can collect your artwork immediately.
Own Art is an Arts Council England
initiative operated by Creative United.

Gift vouchers
Ideal treat for any art lover,
Charlie Waite, Cappadocia, Turkey

Sarah Spackman, On the Shelf

Back to Basics Photography

call: 01252 713 208 or

for more information.

27 June & 4 July, 10.00am - 2.30pm

Tickets: 20, Students 10. Free to gallery Angels. Bookings: 01252 713208
Join Photographer Claire Lewis, a multi talented photographer whos
expertise spans several genres as she guides you through some of the
basic settings to get you off auto and achieve more from your camera.
Enjoy the gallery and surrounding locations as your muse for this workshop.
Experience is not necessary but participant must have a DSLR camera.
Advance booking essential.

Art-to-You: New Ashgate

consultancy service
A free Home/Office Consultancy Scheme;
our team is happy to guide you in the
process of finding a perfect art or craft
work for your home, or business.
Peter Beard, Rich Blue & White Ground Vessel

Opening hours


TuesdaySaturday 10am5pm.

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).
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,
01252 713208


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