Events for Sunday, 11 February 2018

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  • Out of the Dolls House: 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage and Fashion

    • Tuesday, 6 February 2018 - Saturday, 2 June 2018 at 10:00 - 17:00
    • Location: The Museum of Farnham, 38 West St, Farnham GU9 7DX
    • Cost: Free entry

    Exhibition: Out of the Dolls House: 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage and Fashion

    Out of the Doll's House


    From corsets to bra-burning, fashion has been closely linked to women’s equality for well over 100 years.

    Join us this spring to discover how fashions have changed during the last 100 years, as the role of women in society has been radically altered since first getting the vote in February 1918.

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  • Sarah Shaw: Animus

    • Saturday, 13 January 2018 - Saturday, 24 February 2018
    • Location: New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey
    • Cost: Free admission

    Sarah Shaw's paintings hover in a place between figuration and non-figuration which allows the viewer the space to impose their own interpretation.

    SHAW_Sarah_Rorschach_series_SelfieSymbolic images are explored in the painterly dialogue to speak of some of the conditions of being human and also of the concept of living through time.

    "Shaw's paintings sneak right up to the classical formulas of beauty and composition, and then quickly back away again leaving the viewer wanting."

    She dangles completion in front of the onlooker like an unreachable carrot. While this palpable manipulation is at times uncomfortable, its reflection in contemporary life is equally so. The works evokes the emotions of incompleteness and wanting that can riddle this over-promised and unfulfilled 3rd millennium reality." (Seth Orion Schwaiger MFA, GSA) Sarah graduated from Falmouth College of Art in 2001 with a first class honours degree in Fine Art. Her work has been purchased by private collectors in the UK and abroad. She works from her studio in Brighton.

    Sarah is the first prize winner at British Women Artists Competition (2017) and the winner of the University of Chichester's Fine Art award for the South of England (2016).

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  • Virginia Ray and Paul Wearing: The Natural Pleasures of Mr Yorke

    • Saturday, 13 January 2018 - Saturday, 24 February 2018
    • Location: New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey
    • Cost: Free admission

    Exhibition of paintings by Virginia Ray and ceramics by Paul Wearing. Mini talk by Virginia in the Private View, 12 January, 6pm. All welcome.

    Virginia_Ray__NAG__Mr_Yorke_s_Follies_55x55cmThe New Ashgate Gallery welcomes back Virginia Ray for an exhibition of new paintings.

    Virginia returns to the North Yorkshire landscape where her family has lived and worked for generations, showing a real sense of belonging and identity.

    Her passion for painting this area has led to extensive research into the Yorke family who lived in Nidderdale, North Yorkshire during the 19th and early 20th century. Through memory and personal connections, Virginia's new body of work illustrates how the lives of the Yorke family were linked with the landscape and in particular Fish Pond Wood and Yorkes Folly.

    Observation, research and imagination merge with her personal memories. Referencing her own and found photographs and incorporating materials gathered from the landscape itself, Virginia seeks to create an interwoven layering of local history with memory, using the texture and colour of Yorkshire. Working in the tradition of British Romantic Landscape artists such as Paul Nash, Virginia returns to the same subject for inspiration, North Yorkshire.

    Virginia's work is shown with Paul Wearing's ceramics. Paul engages with the relationship between nature and culture through the glazed surface and form of coil-built vessels. The vessel is a great symbol of civilisation and echoes the man-made and structural environment in which I live. In contrast to this, naturally occurring textures found within urban and rural environments perpetually interact and alter this order.

    Surfaces have undergone energetic change and transformation through forces of growth and decay, and it is these events, these moments which affirm life. Such textures can be rendered through volatile and blistering glazes. The tension between the man-made form and natural [glaze] phenomena brings into focus the nature of our materiality and fragility. It is at its most potent however when calling us to exist in the present, inviting us to experience sensuous, tactile qualities, reconnecting us with a direct, immediate perception of the world.

    Paul's treatment of the glazed surface renders evidence of brush marks and chemical reactions. Once applied, the materials are set to react within the conditions of the oxidised firing process reaching around 1230 degrees centigrade. Glazing and firing processes are repeated until the optimum depth and complexity of surface appears.

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  • Historic Haslemere - An Exhibition at Haslemere Museum

    • Saturday, 6 January 2018 - Saturday, 24 February 2018 at 10:00 - 17:00
    • Location: Haslemere Educational Museum
    • Cost: Admission by donation to the museum

    Historic Haslemere - An Exhibition at Haslemere Museum

    TheArrestAn exhibition which reveals the fascinating history of Haslemere told through beautifully-illustrated story boards where visitors will be taken on a journey about the history of the town. Some interesting and rare exhibits will also be on display as well as five paintings depicting the 1786 murder of an unknown sailor at Hindhead.

    The vicious nature of the crime shocked local people and the murder became famous nationwide. For anyone interested in local history, this exhibition is a must!

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    Museum open Tuesday to Saturday | 10am-5pm | Admission by donation

  • Eastern Influence

    • Saturday, 13 January 2018 - Saturday, 24 February 2018
    • Location: New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey
    • Cost: Free admission

    Exploring the dialogue between east and west, our group exhibition features the work of four artists brought together through their shared expression of the skill and spirit of the oriental arts.


    Through their craft, Tim Andrews, Adam Frew, Hendrike Barz-Meltzer and Nao Fukumoto O'Neill explore the rich aesthetic of the Far East, which continues to infuse western contemporary craft.

    With a well-established career in ceramics, Tim Andrews is renowned for his raku pieces. His attention to form and surface is evident in the powerful presence of his vessels. Limited colour palettes and linear decoration provides the basis to play and explore the interaction between controlled and expressive techniques in the firing process. Continuously evolving, Tim's pieces explore the religious, aesthetic, cultural relationship between the east and west. Experimentation is equally central to Adam Frew's work on the potter's wheel, achieving personal expression through the energetic and often intuitive throwing process. His Korean-inspired pots or Moon Jars evoke the simplicity of the eastern form, while spontaneity dictates dynamic forms, colour and gestural brushwork.

    While ceramics are embedded in eastern tradition with an enduring appeal, so too are textiles.

    Hendrike Barz-Meltzer designs jewellery that experiments with an ancient Japanese braiding technique, Kumihimo. Her pieces evoke her interest in minimal contemporary design, combining the use of metals with the detail and tradition of silk braiding.

    Nao Fukumoto O'Neill explores Japanese tradition through her hand woven textiles, which she has developed to incorporate modern techniques and materials. From Kimonos to scarves and wall hangings, Naos' pieces convey variations of colour pattern and styles inspired by her travels and enhanced by her knowledge of natural dyes and production processes. Through the work of these four artists, viewers can explore the simplicity of eastern forms through skilled processes that evoke a timeless yet contemporary aesthetic.

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