Farnham Public Art Trust (FPAT) has announced that Sue Farrow, long-standing chair of the trust, has stepped down and the newly-elected chair is John Neale.

Sue has been a highly respected pillar of the Farnham community for many years, first becoming known in the 1990s as a councillor for both the town and borough councils.

She was one of the founding trustees of FPAT, along with Michael Blower, and they have remained active members ever since.

The trust was set up in 1995 by the (then) mayor of Farnham, Bryan Sell MBE, and the charitable objective is to “advance public education in the arts in Farnham by the display of works of art and craft in public places”.

Sue has been the driving force behind it all and now she has chosen to step back, whilst remaining a trustee.

John Neale became a friend of the trustees whilst he was leader of the town council, helping the trustees in their collaborations with the local council and other local organisations.

He became a trustee in 2023 and, as an enthusiastic member, was asked to take over as the chair.

The announcement coincided with the unveiling of ‘Farnham Made Fair’, the reinstallation of the sculpture on the Town Hall.

Expect to hear more about FPAT in coming months. They will be hosting an event in the spring and will be publishing other features in the Herald to explain what they do.

For more information, visit https://farnhampublicarttrust.org.uk/

To contact FPAT, email [email protected]