New Ashgate Gallery Autumn Programme, brochure 2013
John Maltby is recognised as one of
the country’s finest ceramic artists,
his figures and creatures holding a
wit and profundity that reflect the
human condition and are
inextricably linked to the English
landscape and experience.
‘My work continues to draw its
inspiration from the ‘Englishness’ of
my experience. Although many of the
subjects re-appear, I place them both
in a traditional continuum, yet relevant
to my contemporary condition.’
Peter Jackman’s works interpret
landscapes and objects within the
landscape in a semi-abstract form.
His images portray a personal
reaction to a place, in addition to
elements of the actual scene. Peter’s
work is created by layers of drawing
and with graphite, pastels and chalk.
These layers are cut through by
scratching, scraping and overdrawing
to create a complex surface.
Fri 30 Aug, 6-8pm
17 A u g - 2 8 S e p
Ask us about the
preview on 16 Aug
Alex Dewart questions the role of representation in painting, taking
inspiration from Christian icon painting, replacing religious figures
with a broader set of contemporary ‘icons’ as well as more general
historical figures. Her landscape work uses structures such as bridges
which have more symbolic values attached to them.
Ursula Leach makes paintings, prints and drawings in response to the
chalk landscape of Cranborne Chase. The work is, to some extent,
about current agricultural practices, but firstly is about the formal
issues of image making. Colour is important as an expression of mood
and atmosphere and as an indicator of new and different crops.
As climate change takes effect there are dramatic and beautiful
changes of colour in the fields.
Alex Dewart and
Fri 30 Aug, 6-8pm
17 A u g - 2 8 S e p (closed on 14 and 20 Sep)
Alex Dewart Ursula Leach
Maker in Focus:
5 Oct – 16 Nov
Jane Muir 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’s figures
are not about specific individuals but are a
personification of the stereotype or archetypal
character. Her work has been exhibited widely
throughout the UK, Europe, America and Japan.
17 Aug - 28 Sep
Clare Willard’s work has evolved through an eclectic background covering
anthropology, textiles, public art and print. The binding force is an indomitable
passion for colour and pattern. She makes hand constructed, one off and
limited edition pieces, assembled with a palette of coloured laminate and
wood. Work is tailored to the small and intimate, or scaled up to produce striking
architectural installations. A constantly evolving visual language transforms the
materials into an unusual and eloquent vehicle for colour and line.
Maker in Focus:
Shop for the crafts online www.newashgate.org.uk
Fri 30 Aug, 6-8pm
3 0 A u g – 9 N o v
A must see show for all novice and expert collectors of the
quality crafts. You are sure to find a perfect, affordable gift
or a unique piece to your collection.
New crafts by:
• Lydia Barclay
• Laura Baxter
• Chiara Bet
• Theo Brooks
• Vanessa Bullick
• Ken Eardley
• Lucy Easton
• Gabriella Farkas
• Rowena Gilbert
• Paul Finch
• Mirka Golden-Hann
• Richard Heeley
• Akiko Hirai
• Elizabeth Kemp
• Jo Jo Rowley
• Jan Lewin-Cadogan
• Sarah Perry
• Jill Shaddock
• Rosie Sutcliffe
• Charlotte Stockley
• Machi De Waard
• Jill Walker
Jan Lewin-Cadogan Machi De Waard Vanessa Bullick
Seth Beer, Nicky Chubb, Janet Crook,
Elizabeth Ellison, Ulli Kaiser, Iona Mackensie
Laycock, Vicky Oldfield, Louisa Sullivan,
Ruth Taylor, Malcolm West, Barbara Westwell.
The prize is in its fifth year and
celebrates the partnership between
the New Ashgate Gallery and the
Surrey Artists Open Studios.
Each year the exhibition showcases a variety
of artwork created in the region. Votes were
counted from the Surrey Artists Open Studios
summer event and the artists with the most
votes have been invited to showcase their
work as a part of the exhibition.
The public are asked to vote again during
the show to choose their three favourite
artists. The winning artist will be announced
on 25 October and awarded a solo exhibition
and a cash prize.
The Surrey Artist of the Year is supported by
the Patricia Baines Trust.
Surrey Artist of the Year 2013
talent in the region
Fri 4 Oct, 6.30-8pm
5 O c t – 17 N o v
Surrey Artist of
the Year Award
Fri 25 Oct, 6.30-8pm
Winner of 2012 Award
Theatre of Making –
Design and make your own sculpture to take home
Workshops for children over 5 years.
Ages 5-12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Make a wonderful wire fish
Sat 14 Sep 10.30am-12.30pm
Make a spectacular pop-up drawing
Sat 21 Sep 10.30am-12.30pm
Paint a beautiful glass bird
Sat 26 Oct Location:
Bungalow Community Centre
Call to book, 01252 713208.
The workshops are supported by Farnham South Street Trust.
The New Ashgate Gallery is an
educational charity that promotes
contemporary visual arts and crafts
to as wide a public as possible,
through a programme of changing
exhibitions, projects with artists,
makers, and projects of support
and development delivered by the
trust with local, regional, national
and international partnerships and
New Ashgate Gallery
Waggon Yard, Farnham,
Surrey, GU9 7PS
Angels and Patrons
By donating to the gallery, Angels and
Patrons support our charitable activities.
Patrons receive priority invitations to
events and previews of exhibitions
and complimentary drinks with artists.
In addition, Angels receive 10%
discount on art and craftwork
purchases for 12 months.
You become a Patron for £25 a year or
an Angel for an additional £35 per year.
Free admission and
groups are welcome
All exhibition rooms are accessible
to wheelchair users. Guide dogs
We are situated on the edge of
Waggon Yard, just off Downing Street.
Registered Charitable Trust No. 274326
By road: Farnham is 11 miles south-
west of Guildford, Surrey, and is clearly
signposted from the A3, A31, M3
and A287. There is a pay and display
car park in front of the Gallery.
The adjacent car park has four
dedicated disabled parking spaces.
By rail: The Farnham Station is served
by London Waterloo. The Gallery is a
five-minute walk from the station.
By bus & coach: Buses run from
Farnham to surrounding towns and
villages, generally every hour. For
enquiries contact Traveline on 0871
2002233 or visit traveline.info