The New Ashgate Gallery is dedicated to promoting and selling contemporary fine art and craft. We are a non-profit making organisation and rely on sales from our exhibitions and donations from our clients to further our charitable aims.
As an educational charity, we promote contemporary visual arts and crafts to as wide a public as possible, through a programme of changing exhibitions, projects with artists, makers, projects of support and development delivered by the trust with local, regional and national partnerships and educational events. We deliver educational events including artist's workshops, professional practice seminars and school visits.
Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm. Free admission.
Originally established as the Ashgate Gallery in 19 South Street, Farnham in the early 1960s by Elizabeth Naydler, the gallery has been based in 17th Century buildings in the Waggon Yard, Farnham since the mid 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 took over as director of the Ashgate Gallery 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 Outi Remes.
In 2004, the Gallery completed a quarter-million pound redevelopment by Paul Archer design. This created a superb, light and open space gallery for changing exhibitions. The architect designed venue is a demonstration of the Ashgate’s commitment to art and artists, visitors and the community.
All exhibition rooms and a toilet are accessible to wheelchair users. Upstairs space can be reached by lift. Guide dogs are welcome.
Wagon Yard, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7PS.
Farnham is 11 miles south-west of Guildford, Surrey, and is clearly signposted from the A3, A31, M3 and A287. There is a pay and display car park in the front of the Gallery. The car park next has four dedicated disabled parking spaces.
By bus & coach
Buses run from Farnham to surrounding towns and villages, generally every hour. For enquires contact Traveline on 0871 2002233 or visit traveline.info.
The Farnham Station is served from and to London Waterloo www.nationalrail.co.uk for timetables.