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September 2018

Impressionism: The Art of Life

29/09/2018 - 13/01/2019
The Lightbox Gallery and Museum, The Lighbox Gallery & Museum
Woking, Surrey GU214AA United Kingdom
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Share the Impressionists’ depiction of their everyday world in this extraordinary exhibition, showcasing a rare combination of French Impressionist paintings and sculpture, spanning from the early 1860s to the beginning of the First World War. The exhibition will display works by world-renowned artists such as Paul Cezanne, Edgar Degas and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, all of whom exhibited artwork in the very first Impressionist group exhibition in France. Home to the movement, the idyllic French landscape made for a fitting subject for the…

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October 2018

Elisabeth Frink: A Collector’s Passion from The Ingram Collection

13/10/2018 @ 10:30 am - 06/01/2019 @ 5:00 pm
The Lightbox Gallery and Museum, The Lighbox Gallery & Museum
Woking, Surrey GU214AA United Kingdom
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Elizabeth Frink, Baboon (1990), Lithograph in colours © The Executors of Rene Lin Jammet

Commemorating 25 years since Elisabeth Frink’s death in 1993, Elisabeth Frink: A Collector’s Passion from The Ingram Collection explores nature and humanity through an emotive body of work. The exhibition will include personal responses to the artworks from Chris Ingram, owner of The Ingram Collection. Frink’s art is a personal passion of Chris’s, with many of her paintings, sculptures and drawings being prevalent within the collection. Shedding light on the key themes Frink (1930-1993) explored throughout her career, sculptures, paintings and prints explore representations…

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November 2018

Winter exhibition: Festive joy & unique gifts

10/11/2018 @ 10:00 am - 05/01/2019 @ 5:00 pm
New Ashgate Gallery, Wagon Yard, Lower Church Lane
Farnham, Surrey GU9 7PS United Kingdom
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Free

Known for selecting contemporary art and craft of the highest quality, the New Ashgate Gallery team has handpicked artists and makers from across the country. The exhibition presents glass, ceramics, jewellery, sculpture, prints and paintings by more than sixty talented established and emerging artists. All work is handmade, making it unique and perfect for those looking for that special Christmas gift! Find unusual craft-led gifts as well as inspiration on everything from original printmaking to unique British jewellery designs. A…

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Lumiere: the beautiful light

10/11/2018 @ 10:00 am - 05/01/2019 @ 5:00 pm
New Ashgate Gallery, Wagon Yard, Lower Church Lane
Farnham, Surrey GU9 7PS United Kingdom
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Free

At the New Ashgate Gallery,  irresistible hand crafted lighting and illuminated artworks make a wonderful festive statement this season. We explore all facets of lighting where sculpture, colour and form meet. Our intimate Balcony Gallery will be full to the rafters with beautiful pieces which can easily fit into home environments. We are careful to note the power of light as a medium in its own right, where light and shade create shadows and the colour and textures of shadow…

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Luxe: the exquisite in art

10/11/2018 @ 10:00 am - 05/01/2019 @ 5:00 pm
New Ashgate Gallery, Wagon Yard, Lower Church Lane
Farnham, Surrey GU9 7PS United Kingdom
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Free

On show at the New Ashgate Gallery is a curated exhibition of elegant, luxurious and skilfully made objects. Nine artists and makers present a selection of exquisitely made artworks, produced in beautiful materials, using intricate, expertly applied techniques, from jewellery to engraved glass, ceramics and wood. Highlights include pieces by: Robin Duttson, Tim Evershed, Paul Finch, Matt Horne, Alex McCarthy, Hugh Miller, Syann Van Niftrik, Ilona Sulikova and Nancy Sutcliffe. To view work from the show visit http://www.newashgate.org.uk/whats-on/838/luxe-the-exquisite-in-art Opening hours…

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The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition Exhibition 2018

November 17 - December 29
Guildford House Gallery, Guildford High Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3AJ United Kingdom
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Free

17 November to 29 December. Free admission. The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition Exhibition 2018 is about rewarding excellence and originality in contemporary watercolour painting. Now in its 31st year, The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition is the largest and most prestigious prize for contemporary watercolour painting in the UK. Whether it be through abstract or figurative, contemporary or traditional, the competition aims to celebrate and redefine the beauty and diversity of watercolour and water-based media. Eighty works were selected from a…

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Travel With Me by Songul Yilmaz Meier

November 26 @ 9:00 am - December 21 @ 5:00 pm
Guildford Institute, Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom
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Songul is an internationally-exhibited artist and adult education tutor working in watercolour, pastel and oil. She was born in Turkey and moved to England after finishing her studies. Songul’s palette and simple brushstrokes are the result of the academic art training she received in Turkey and many years of painting and teaching in England. She takes most of her inspiration from her travels, particularly her painting holidays in Tuscany, Switzerland, France and Turkey. She likes to capture strong light and…

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January 2019

Historic Haslemere

08/01/2019 @ 10:00 am - 02/03/2019 @ 5:00 pm
Haslemere Museum, 78 High Street
Haslemere, Surrey GU27 2LA United Kingdom
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An 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. For anyone interested in local history, this exhibition is a must! Museum Open Tuesday to Saturday | 10am-5pm | Admission by Donation

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Emma Dunbar: Colour in the Snow

12/01/2019 @ 10:00 am - 23/02/2019 @ 5:00 pm
New Ashgate Gallery, Wagon Yard, Lower Church Lane
Farnham, Surrey GU9 7PS United Kingdom
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Free

The New Ashgate Gallery is delighted to welcome back Emma Dunbar's vibrant and dynamic paintings for a much anticipated solo show. While Emma's show will feature all seasons, for the first time, Emma has prepared a substantial new body of work, exploring colour in the snow, making this show a special treat to our collectors and art lovers. The exhibition also explores the joyful richness of the everyday. Emma gathers ingredients from her home, travels, the landscape, combining pattern and…

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Maker in Focus: Ken Eardley and the Wondrous World of Colour & Shapes

12/01/2019 @ 10:00 am - 23/02/2019 @ 5:00 pm
New Ashgate Gallery, Wagon Yard, Lower Church Lane
Farnham, Surrey GU9 7PS United Kingdom
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Visit the New Ashgate Gallery this January and brighten up your home and kitchen with Ken Eardley's decorative ceramic ware that brings vibrancy into the everyday. With a background in textiles, Ken explores his passion for strong graphic patterns and colour in his fun, bold and functional ceramics featuring birds, flora and fauna, polka dots and love hearts. Ken's pieces are hand-made glazed earthenware and made using press-moulds. His ranges include vases, jugs, mugs, bowls and lamps and are all…

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Temples of the Muses: The Architecture of Art Galleries and Museums

15/01/2019 @ 2:00 pm - 12/02/2019 @ 4:00 pm
Guildford Institute, Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom
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£66.00

Explore the fascinating 200-year history of museum architecture, mainly in the UK, but with key examples from abroad. We study the dramatically changing conventions of museum and gallery display, as well as the plans which provide gallery space, offices, storage and increasingly, shops, cafés and education spaces. From temple to power station, museum façades symbolise their changing social role. 15 January – 12 February · 2pm–4pm (5 Tuesdays)

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Women in Photography: A History of British Trailblazers

30/01/2019 - 02/06/2019
The Lightbox Gallery and Museum, The Lighbox Gallery & Museum
Woking, Surrey GU214AA United Kingdom
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Women in Photography: A History of British Trailblazers will be on show at The Lightbox in Woking, Surrey, from 30 January 2019 – 2 June 2019. The exhibition will be accompanied by a selection of engaging talks and tours. For further information please visit www.thelightbox.org.uk.

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March 2019

Learn to Look at Paintings in Your Lunch Break

13/03/2019 @ 12:30 pm - 20/03/2019 @ 1:30 pm
Guildford Institute, Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom
£13.20

Do you spend your lunch breaks munching a sandwich whilst looking at a screen? These 45 minute lunch time workshops are for complete beginners – you may never have been to an art gallery or if you have, you may want to get more out of your visits. Together we will learn to use existing skills of observation, spend time looking at and seeing paintings, as well as forming and discussing our own views on them. In these two practical…

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Twentieth Century British Portraiture at the National Portrait Gallery

16/03/2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Guildford Institute, Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom
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£33.00

In this gallery visit, explore a range of modern British portraiture from the Edwardians to the vibrant portrait scene of the present day. Artists will include (dependant on displays) Sargent, Camden Town Group Artists, Duncan Grant and the Bloomsbury Group, Patrick Heron, Gerald Kelly and others. We will also examine the relationship between modern photography and painting in portraiture. Students are asked to make their own way to the National Portrait Gallery. Please meet Hilary in the main foyer by…

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Art and the Great War

19/03/2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Guildford Institute, Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom
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£19.80

The Great War radically changed the world; both society generally and the public perception of the globe were altered. The role art played within this upheaval is complex. Neither outright propaganda, nor criticism, make for the best art. The strongest statements are more nuanced and grow out of individual experience and vision. We will look at this range of responses, as well as how the war influenced art and how art influenced views of the war.

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