New art gallery in Harlow Oval house proves big hit

Harrogate's Silson Contemporary Art Gallery owner Sarah Collier and Shaun Mullins.(1610073AM9)

Harrogate's Silson Contemporary Art Gallery owner Sarah Collier and Shaun Mullins.(1610073AM9)

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Dynamic Harrogate woman Sarah Collier’s exciting new art gallery in her own family home has proven a huge hit.

The launch for the new Silson Contemporary Art Gallery at Harlow Oval in Harrogate has received fantastic comments from visitors.

At the launch of Silson Contemporary Art Gallery - Artist Anna Whitehouse, Claire Spence, John York and Jo York. (1610073AM3)

At the launch of Silson Contemporary Art Gallery - Artist Anna Whitehouse, Claire Spence, John York and Jo York. (1610073AM3)

Sarah, a part-time radiographer and mammographer at Harrogate Hospital, has held the dream of having her own gallery and promoting local artists for a long time and it's a dream which has clearly paid off.

Sarah, who has a degree in Art History, said: “The launch was all a bit of a blur for me - so busy and buzzing. There were lots of visitors and lots of sales since then.

“Everyone who visited said it was a beautiful space and commented on my choice of art and artists.”

Comments included:

"Beautiful space, wonderful mix of work."

"Inspiring location for beautifully inspiring works. Will spread the word."

"Very enjoyable, lovely space."

The Silson Contemporary Art Gallery is open every Friday from 10.30am to 4pm - though, please note, on Friday, December 23 it will be by appointment only.

The gallery is also open on one weekend a month from 10.30am to 4pm, the next one takes place this Saturday and Sunday, November 12-13 and then again on December 3-4.

The gallery will also have Christmas late night opening on Thursday, December 1 from 6pm to 9pm.

Silson's opening exhibition is called New Beginnings and features a wide range of different pieces in a variety of mediums from respected artists across the region.

The featured artists are:

Gina Bean, Boroughbridge.

Anna Whitehouse, Harrogate.

Cath Brooke, Leeds.

Peter Clough, Harrogate.

Gary Crowder, Leeds.

Claude Frere-Smith, Saltburn on Sea.

Julia Poulton, Harrogate.

Richard Gray, Easingwold.

Marcus Hammond, Harrogate.

Jake Mullins, Thirsk.

Suman Kaur, Leeds.

Moz Khokhar, Barnsley.

Gill Kirk, Pateley Bridge.

Terence Lister, Huddersfield.

Pietro Sanna, York.

Freya Stockford, Leeds.

Dione Swift, Holmfirth.

Gary Thomas, Walsden.

Ali Thompson, Brandsby;

Tim Tudor, Holmfirth.