• Date: Saturday, 30 September 2017 - Saturday, 11 November 2017
    • Every day
    • Location: New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey
    • Cost: Free

    The New Ashgate Gallery invites members of the public to come and vote for their favourite artist.

    Ali_Tomlin__Narrow_necked_bottleThe 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. The top scoring artists come together for a programme of events.

    There is a wide variety of artworks on show, all offering different materials and techniques: ceramics, glass, jewellery, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and woodwork. The shortlisted 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.

    Again, during the exhibition, members of the public are encouraged to vote for an artist; and the artist with the most votes from public and judging panel, is named Surrey Artist of the Year 2017. The winner receives a bursary of £1,000 and a solo show. The competition is organised in partnership with the Surrey Open Studios. It is supported by the Patricia Baines Trust. Surrey Life magazine, which has a monthly section dedicated to the local art scene, is the official media partner of the competition. The season includes workshops for adults and artists.

    Find out more

    For more information on the exhibition and workshops for adults and artists, visit the New Ashgate Gallery website.

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