Claire Sheriff

Spring 2013

Sense of Space: Virginia Ray and Jessica Jordan
1 F E B R UA RY – 16 M A R C H Private view: Virginia Ray’s paintings and Jessica Jordan’s ceramic explore ideas of landscape and change, caused either by man or nature.
Virginia’s work seeks to confirm the idea that landscape is first and foremost a site of history, a documentation of life and events that are deeply interwoven
Virginia Ray

1 February, 6-8pm

with man.

Jessica uses aerial views of the downs, looking at the changing landscape through the seasons. She explores corroded surfaces, the contrast of rough and smooth line, patterns and texture that are found on stones, wood, glass and metal that have been weathered and broken down from natural erosion.
Jessica Jordan

Spring Contemporary Craft Collection
1 FEBRUARY – 27 APRIL Known for selecting contemporary craft of the highest quality and skills, we are delighted to present new work by:
• Patricia Andrianou • Holly Berry • Jennifer Cobham • Alison Dupernex • Jonathan Garratt • Kate Hasted • Paul Jackson • Bea Jareno • Jo Lavelle • Tim Lake • Janine Partington • Bryony Rich • Sherry Richmond • Ingrid Saag • Claire Sherriff • Charlotte Stockley

Private view: 1 February, 6-8pm

• Ali Tomlin • Alexandra Twin • Jill Walker • Josie Walters • Sarah Weiss and many more

Jennifer Cobham

Jill Walker

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Ali Tomlin

1 February – 16 March

In her vibrant abstract paintings Lesley explores the materiality and spirituality of life.
She has drawn inspiration from scientific theories such as chaos and superstring theories as well as from visits to India, Laos and Cambodia. Lesley makes work that is contemplative and invites curiosity.

Sat 16 February, 11am-4pm (booking required: 01252 713208) £50/40 concessions (incl. materials) Come and learn a new jewellery technique with award winning Rebecca Skeels from the University for The Creative Arts. Participants will create a personalised silver ring to keep. Max. 8 participants – all levels welcome.

Rebecca Skeels


Lesley Bellchambers

The Rhythm of Life: Lesley Bellchambers

Louise Davies is a painter and printmaker.
Her prints are concerned with the landscape: some based on childhood memories, reflecting on the countryside and coast of the west of England. She combines layers of strong translucent colour with a

Translucent Colour: Louise Davies
22 February – 4 April

sensitive line drawing and calligraphic marks, portraying the fluidity of the ever changing elements of nature. She was awarded the Curwen Print Prize in 2012.

Louise Davies

Rising Stars 2013
2 3 M A R C H – 4 M AY Private view: 22 March, 6-8pm Rising Stars 2013 showcases and champions some of the most talented students and recent graduates of BA and MA fine and applied arts programmes across the UK.
It presents new work across a range of art forms, being an ideal place to find and invest in a future star. A catalogue for the exhibition is available.

Emma Rawson

Free event to artists: Rising Stars Symposium on 18-19 April
Top speakers, talks and small group practical workshops, supporting artists’ skills development. Bookings & further info: Rising Stars is supported by the Billmeir Charitable Trust. Also, thanks to the University for Creative Arts and Farnham Maltings.

Artist in Focus:
22 March – 27 April

Michelle Arieu
Winner of Rising Stars 2012 Professional Development Award
Influenced by her research into early 1700s Japanese tableware and Italian architecture, Michelle’s work explores these forms in porcelain. Through carefully constructed geometry and optical effects, she recreates evocative and abstract architectural ideas.

Michelle Arieu

Opening hours Tuesday–Saturday 10am–5pm. Free admission and groups are welcome All exhibition rooms are accessible to wheelchair users. Guide dogs are welcome. We are situated on the edge of Waggon Yard, just off Downing Street.

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

Angels and Patrons Friendship Scheme
By donating to the gallery, Angels and Patrons support our charitable activities. By road: Farnham is 11 miles southwest 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

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. new-ashgate-gallery/10/398/57b
Registered Charitable Trust No. 274326

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