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New Ashgate Gallery

Wagon Yard Lower Church Lane, Farnham GU9 7PS, England
+44 1252 713208
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Small But Lovely

I went to see an exhibition of mosaics by a friend and ended up spending an age with my nose... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Georgie T
Sunbury, United Kingdom
Unexpectdly interesting!

Lots of arty things to see. Pictures, sculpture, jewellery, and more. A good standard of art, and... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Sasparilla H
Church Crookham, United Kingdom
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For over 50 years, the New Ashgate Gallery, the arts charity, has been a window into arts and crafts in Farnham, Surrey and beyond, supporting artists and makers. It is dedicated to promote and champion the best contemporary art and craft and to provide an unparalleled resource in Farnham, Surrey and beyond. We raise aspirations and inspire excellence. We foster emerging artists through professional practice seminars and partnerships. We deliver art workshops and projects in the gallery and the community, supporting widening and diverse participation in arts. As a non-profit organisation, we rely on sales from exhibitions and donations to further our charitable aims.From the 1950s to today Originally established as the Ashgate Gallery in 19 South Street, Farnham, by Elizabeth Naydler, in the late 1950s, the Gallery has been located in a seventeenth century listed building in Waggon Yard, Farnham, since the 1970s. The Ashgate was established with a board of trustees who administered the profits from sales to create prizes and scholarships, and for the purchase of paintings and sculpture for local and national museums. It was the first provincial gallery to show artists with an international reputation as well as supporting local talent.Elfriede Windsor became the director in 1974, after the retirement of its founder, Elizabeth Naydler. Elfriede closed the gallery for a year, refurbished it and reopened it as the New Ashgate Gallery. Elfriede Windsor retired in the 1990s and was succeeded by Susan Szabanowicz, Joanne Barber, Melissa Jarvis and Joanne McCarthy. The current director is Dr Outi Remes who leads the service, strategic direction and organisational objectives of the Gallery as the educational charity.In 2004, the gallery completed a quarter-million pound redevelopment by architect Paul Archer. This created a light and open space gallery for changing exhibitions
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

I went to see an exhibition of mosaics by a friend and ended up spending an age with my nose pressed up against glass cases of beautiful artisan jewellery and trying to keep my fingers from drifting across incredibly tactile ceramics and textiles.

Thank Georgie T
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Lots of arty things to see. Pictures, sculpture, jewellery, and more. A good standard of art, and an interesting variety of exhibitions. Keep an eye out for the textile exhibitions - usually a very high standard and no many around!

Thank Sasparilla H
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

I visit the Gallery often, on my own or with my wife. This time to buy an Xmas present. Love the jewellery section, bought a piece of course!

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I used to live in the little cobbled lane next to this lovely art gallery which supports local artists and sells interesting and unique pieces. Well worth a visit just to look. The art pieces can be a little prices depending on your budget but...More

Thank joyceroderix
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Well worth a poke about - no charge for entry. Usually includes a variety of types of work, sculpture, painting, prints etc.

Thank littleartybird
Reviewed 3 June 2016

This was my first visit.It's full of pretty art,some beautiful glass work and individual items for sale,including jewellery.It wasn't as big as I'd thought,so it didn't take very long to look around.More of a female attraction,just my opinion.They seem to change displays often.Right next to...More

Thank j b
Reviewed 7 April 2016

The New Ashgate Gallery is always full of interesting pieces of art. The stock is constantly changing and it caters for all tastes and pockets. The staff are not at all "pushy" and you can wander around just looking at the merchandise, and still receive...More

Thank Vickie K
Reviewed 14 September 2015

The Gallery is well worth a visit and they hold various exhibitions but I particularly like their Surrey Artist of the year exhibition. This includes the winner from the previous year and the short listed artists that visitors can vote for. It has some interesting...More

1  Thank Gwyn P
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Always has an excellent selection of fine art on view and is well worth a visit each time I visit the town.

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 27 August 2015

The New Ashgate is a great destination for anyone interested in affordable art and craft. The gallery space has regularly changing exhibitions from both local and national makers, and both emerging and experienced too. Most crafts disciplines are on offer which provides something for everyone...More

Thank MelanieL76
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