about us

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, sculpture and jewellery.  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.

Please Note:  The work on the following artists’ pages is a reflection of the work which we hold.  Please contact the gallery if you are interested in a particular piece or artist, to confirm what we currently have available.  We often have more!

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