Rising Stars 2016

New Ashgate Gallery
Waggon Yard, Farnham
Surrey GU9 7PS

4 March to 16 April 2016


Rising Stars is a platform to view and collect some of the most exciting new art and craft by emerging artists and makers from crafts and applied arts programmes across the UK. This curated exhibition is accompanied by professional development and a cash prize. In the past, many of the selected exhibitors have gone on to a high profile career and elite programmes such as Hothouse supported by Crafts Council.

Many artists and makers who have just completed an MA or BA, or are still studying, are at a cross roads. They have a full portfolio of fabulous ideas, but do not have the proven exhibitor track record that most galleries are looking for. The New Ashgate Gallery offers an important platform and for many the starting point to an exceptional career.

Our SPS member technician, Charlotte Biszewski, is one of the selected shortlist artists!


Bird on a wire

View more work from the show.

For more than 50 years, New Ashgate Gallery has been a window into arts and crafts, supporting artists and makers. It is dedicated to champion the best contemporary art and craft and to provide an unparalleled resource in Farnham, Surrey and beyond.