Events for Saturday, 9 September 2017

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  • Views of Farnham: Part 2: John Bryce & Susie Lidstone

    • Saturday, 12 August 2017 - Saturday, 23 September 2017
    • Location: New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
    • Cost: Free admission

    Following on from a very successful Farnham Views Part 1, we are delighted to bring together two more local artists and their observations of the town and surrounding areas.

    Before retirement, John Bryce worked as a research scientist at the Royal Aerospace Establishment, Farnborough. He now pursues an active career as a painter and printmaker.

    As a wood engraver, John produces original limited edition prints. The 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 very 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 drama and mood of an experienced event.

    Susie Lidstone has been painting seriously for some 30 years and works from her small studio in Farnham. Susie trained in fine art printmaking at West Surrey College of Art and Design and has gone on to accept commissions from all over the world. Susie is one of only a few women worldwide to be a full member of The Society of Architectural Illustration. 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.

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    For further details, call 01252 713208 or visit the New Ashgate Gallery website

  • Maker in Focus: Mandy Cheng: The Graceful Minimalist

    • Saturday, 12 August 2017 - Saturday, 23 September 2017
    • Location: New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
    • Cost: Free admission

    Mandy Cheng's porcelain works are designed to look graceful and minimalist, they conjure a feeling of lightness and a sense of movement.

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    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 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. Being creative and technically minded, Mandy continues to develop the skills needed to overcome the combined challenges of the natural fragility of porcelain, the complex lamination method, and the difficulty of hand building thin walled larger works. Her beautiful creations are both functional and decorative: timeless collectible objects to behold and use.

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    For further details, call 01252 713208 or visit the New Ashgate Gallery website.

  • Jane Wormell: Botanical Landscapes exhibition

    • Saturday, 12 August 2017 - Saturday, 23 September 2017
    • Location: New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
    • Cost: Free admission

    Jane works from a studio in North London where she has created a flower-filled courtyard garden, where she gathers the subjects that inspire her paintings.

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    Jane works from a studio in North London where she has created a flower-filled courtyard garden, where she gathers the subjects that inspire her paintings. Jane's work encompass 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. She is interested in the structure of the plants but also the atmosphere they create and their relationship with the vegetation around them. Jane works in oil on linen, building up layers of colour to create carefully constructed, highly detailed paintings. An obsessive gardener, Jane is never happier than when sitting with a cup of tea and a seed catalogue amongst her plants.

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    For further details, call 01252 713208 or visit the New Ashgate Gallery website

  • Hothouse 2017: Spot the Talent

    • Saturday, 12 August 2017 - Saturday, 23 September 2017
    • Location: New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
    • Cost: Free

    This exhibition celebrates fresh, innovative and bespoke craft and is part of a programme to introduce some of the most exciting new makers to art lovers and collectors.

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    This exhibition celebrates fresh, innovative and bespoke craft and is part of a programme to introduce some of the most exciting new makers to art lovers and collectors. The makers are selected from the Crafts Council's prestigious Hothouse 2017 programme that offers a stepping stone for new makers wishing to break into the sector. Join us to see their work before the makers are spotted by prestigious manufacturers and retail outlets as Liberty London or Harrods.

    This is an 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.

    The New Ashgate Gallery is a Hothouse partner. Hothouse 2017 is a Crafts Council initiative where selected makers take part in the six-month programme which is delivered in partnership across four regions in the UK. This includes workshops and one-to-one mentoring, connecting the maker to a national network of makers and organisations. This initiative provides the maker with the tools to grow a sustainable and successful business when they need these skills most - at the start of their career.

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    For further details, call 01252 713208 or visit the New Ashgate Gallery website.

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