Mince pies and more tonight at Harrogate gallery's Christmas bash

Silson Contemporary Art gallery owner Sarah Collier. (1610032AM4)

Silson Contemporary Art gallery owner Sarah Collier. (1610032AM4)

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Harrogate’s newest art gallery Silson Contemporary Art gallery is hosting a Christmas open evening tonight, Thursday, December 1 from 6pm-9pm at its Harlow Oval home with music, mince pies and treats.

Launched recently in her hown home with great success by Sarah Collier, who has a First Class Art History degree, the gallery is also open this Saturday and Sunday 10.30am-4pm each day for anyone wishing to view it Autumn Exhibition: New Beginnings.

Sarah, who has been married for 19 years to Shaun Mullins, a partner at Mazars tax advisers, and has two teenage sons, chose the name Silson Contemporary Art Gallery after the people and place she loves.

Sarah said: “Silson is my mum’s maiden name. While I’m originally from Gloucestershire, my maternal grandparents were from Kirkstall and Bramley. Both of them worked in the mills and both of them were staunch Yorkshire folk.

“The name of the gallery is my homage to them and a celebration of the county they loved very much.”

A showcase of leading regional artists, Silson's autumn show includes a wide range of artwork by Gina Bean, Boroughbridge; Cath Brooke, Leeds, Peter Clough, Harrogate; Gary Crowder, Leeds; Claude Frere-Smith, Saltburn on Sea; Richard Gray, Easingwold; Marcus Hammond, Harrogate; Suman Kaur, Leeds; Moz Khokhar, Barnsley; Gill Kirk, Pateley Bridge; Terence Lister, Huddersfield; Jake Mullins, Thirsk; Julia Poulton, Harrogate; Pietro Sanna, York; Freya Stockford, Leeds; Dione Swift, Holmfirth; Gary Thomas, Walsden; Ali Thompson, Brandsby; Tim Tudor, Holmfirth; Anna Whitehouse, Harrogate.