Events for Thursday, 18 January 2018

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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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  • Volunteering at Cranleigh Common

    • Thursday, 18 January 2018 - Thursday, 25 January 2018 at 10:00 - 15:00
    • Location: Cranleigh Common
    • Cost: Free

    These volunteer sessions will take place from 10:00 – 15:00 to carry out vegetation management around the ponds on Cranleigh Common.

    The focus will be on coppicing the willow from around the banks to reduce the shading of the water.

    Thursday 18 January - meet at Cricket club pond on the junction between Horseshoe Lane and the one way road off the Guildford Road, GU6 8QA

    Tuesday 23 January - meet at Western pond on the residential side of the Guildford road between Notcutts Nursery and the roundabout between the Guildford road and the B2130, GU6 8NS

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    For more details about volunteering, please contact the Parks and Countryside Team.
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  • Resonance

    • Friday, 5 January 2018 - Saturday, 20 January 2018 at 10:00 - 17:00
    • Location: Museum of farnham
    • Cost: Free entry

    From gramophones to radios and violins to trumpets, we all experience sound in a variety of different ways.

    Museum_of_Frnham_logo_newFeaturing on special loan an Indian Narsinga from the Horniman Museum and Gardens, this hands-on exhibition explores the multitudinous world of sound.

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  • Main characters of the French Revolution

    • Thursday, 18 January 2018 at 19:30 - 21:00
    • Location: Baptist Church Hall, Queen Street, Godalming
    • Cost: £10 for non-members

    Thierry Viennois specialises in teaching French as a second language and will present characters of the French Revolution in a new light.

    Les Amities Francaises were started by a French teacher over 25 years ago to widen the knowledge of her students and their ability to understand spoken French.

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