Autumn/Winter Show 20/21

16th October - 15th January


Autumn/Winter Show 20/21

16th October - 15th January


Autumn/Winter Show 20/21

16th October -15th January

5th September

The gallery space is currently closed until 16th October, when our Autumn/Winter Show begins.

Visits will continue to be on an appointment basis (from 16th October) everyday – each appointment allowing the visitor to have the whole gallery space to themselves. Rest assured, Government safety protocols are followed too.

Details of exhibiting artists in the  Autumn/Winter Show can be viewed here

We are still working away behind the scenes, and our contact details are listed below.

Thank you so much for your continued support.

Best wishes,


Welcome to Silson Contemporary

Officially opened on 8th October 2016, Silson Contemporary is an exciting independent art gallery situated in Harrogate.

Following a long career as a Radiographer, and still currently working one day a week for the NHS, owner, curator and art lover Sarah Collier, gained a First Class BA (Hons) Art History in 2014. This was the ‘push’ she needed to open Silson Contemporary, selling work she loved by artists she admired, in a gallery that was professional, welcoming and non-judgmental – the type of gallery she would,herself, love to walk into.  She has never looked back.

The gallery proudly exhibits work of both emerging and established artists from Yorkshire and the rest of the UK.  Personally selected by Sarah for quality and beauty, the work for sale encompasses original contemporary painting, illustration, ceramics and sculpture.  We also sell gift vouchers, an excellent present for those discerning art lovers.

Together with a regularly changing display of work by gallery artists, we also hold seasonal exhibitions each year, where we introduce the work of carefully selected invited artists.

Within 5 minutes walking distance of the independent and  vibrant businesses on Cold Bath Road, and only 20 minutes from Harrogate town centre and RHS Harlow Carr Gardens, Silson Contemporary comprises  2 dedicated  gallery spaces within a welcoming Edwardian home.

The gallery truly believes art should be for all, and seeks to be a friendly, warm and inclusive space.  We are also delighted to be members of the Own Art interest free loan scheme, a fabulous way to make art more accessible.  Please enquire in the gallery for further details.

We look forward to warmly welcoming you.