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New Hang for the New Year
including Nicola Bealing, Louise McClary, 
Maggi Hambling and Michael Porter


New Hang for the New Year
Nicola Bealing, Louise McClary


Susan Derges, Anthony Bryant, Nicola Bealing, Drummond Masterton

New Nicola Bealing paintings and works on paper


Pool 2012-14 Oil on linen 155 x 153 cm<


Paddling 2014 Ink on paper  40 x 30 cm

Louise McClary


Louise McClary Beneath the Stars of Another Sky 2014 Mixed media on paper 28 x 29 cm


Louise McClary The Tides Leaving 2014 Mixed media on paper 29 x 30 cm

New Hang for the New Year
Maggi Hambling, Michael Porter


Michael Porter, Stephen Chambers, Drummond Masterton

Maggi Hambling

Maggi Hambling’s exhibition Walls of Water at the National Gallery, London is on until February 15th 2015. Come and see the Maggi Hambling paintings hanging in the Wills Lane Gallery.


Laughing Summer Wave 2014 Oil on board 11 x 14.5 cm

Michael Porter

A group of 3 works from Michael Porter's Death of Nature series


Death of Nature  L 24-09-12  R 25-04-13 Acrylic and oil on paper
Each panel 40.5 x 39 cm

Also paintings by Stephen Chambers, Nicola Bealing and Louise McClary, aquatints by Sheila Oliner, screenprints by Stephen Chambers, pencil drawings by Rebecca Oliner, tapestries by Marta Rogoyska, ceramics by Janice Tchalenko, Aneta Regel, Clementina van der Walt, porcelain tableware by Mick Arnold, photographic work by Susan Derges and Ander Gunn, metalwork by Drummond Masterton, glass by Tavs Jorgensen and James Lethbridge, Woodwork by Anthony Bryant and Gary Allson

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Also Currently Showing 
New work by a variety of artists


Mick Arnold porcelain tableware

Ceramics: Janice Tchalenko Bowls, Nicola Tassie Jugs, Clementina van der Walt Plates, bowls, beakers and vase and Mick Arnold’s porcelain tableware including small plates, dinner plates, beakers, bowls, cups, jam pots, Aneta Regel sculptural ceramics made from stoneware clay and volcanic rocks.


Clementina van der Walt Plates, bowls, and beakers

Jewellery: Sarah Drew’s necklaces made from recycled objects found on the beach, Kelvin Birk’s silver and gold rings, necklaces and bangles, Melanie Georgacopoulos earrings, necklaces and pendants, Marlene McKibbin acrylic and stainless steel rings, earrings, necklaces and broaches.


Sarah Drew necklace

Woodwork by Gary Allson, Metalwork by Drummond Masterton, Glass bowls by Tavs Jørgensen.

Irene Lees drawings, Sheila Oliner original prints, Rebecca Oliner’s pencil drawings, Stephen Chambers' prints and paintings, Michael Porter's paintings, Marta Rogoyska weaving  and Ismini Samanidou weaving.


Ismini Samanidou Cloud 5 2013 Cotton, silk and metallic thread woven on a digital jacquard loom

Click here to visit Ismini's blog 

Also Anthony Bryant wooden vessels 

Janice Tchalenko 

New high fired reduction porcelain vessels and bowls from ceramicist Janice Tchalenko.


Janice Tchalenko Vessel High fired reduction porcelain 25.5 x 21 x 18 cm / Vessel with silver leaf on brass handle High fired reduction porcelain 23.5 x 23 x 23 cm / Vessel High fired reduction porcelain 23 x 17.5 x 16 cm


Previous exhibition: 
Michael Porter at Wills Lane Gallery  
Perception and Illusion: new paintings, 
works on paper and photographic studies
Click here to view the works 

A new film about our Michael Porter exhibition by Senara Wilson Hodges

Porter uses the ground of the coastline around where he lives as inspiration for his recent paintings and photographic work. Reinterpreting, and sometimes subtly intervening in the landscape, these new works challenge our expectations.

Click here to download the catalogue.
Click here to view all the work in the exhibition.


Sea Shore Series 29-06-14 Gouache, acrylic and oil on paper on canvas
120 x 110 cm


Cornish Stones Series 29.05.14 Acrylic and oil on paper 42 x 39 cm

Porter is currently in Connecticut, USA where he is artist in residence in the woodlands of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.

Michael Porter's work was included in the Royal West of England Academy’s “Power of the Sea” exhibition 5 April – 6 July 2014 featuring internationally known contemporary artists alongside historical works from national art collections.

Born in Derbyshire in 1948 he attended Chelsea College of Art and in 1997 moved to Cornwall. In 1982/3 he was the artist in residence at the National Gallery, London; 2005 first prize, Royal West of England Open, Bristol; 2007 Honorary Fellow of University College, Falmouth.

The Wills Lane Gallery
“everyone's favourite seaside art destination” 
Andrew Lambirth The Spectator

The Wills Lane Gallery, St. Ives was relaunched in 2007 to show fine and applied art by established and up and coming artists from around the country. Whether you want a small memento to take home after your holiday or advice about starting or adding to your collection – this is the place. In fact, it is the place described by the art critic Andrew Lambirth in The Spectator as “everyone’s favourite seaside art destination.” Collectors, holiday makers and art students are all welcome.



A film about the Wills Lane Gallery, St. Ives by Senara Wilson Hodges includes the recent Stephen Chambers exhibition.

The Gallery

Since 2007 seven artworks have been sold to public collections: Crafts Council, Manchester Metropolitan University, Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, Iron Bridge Gorge Museum Trust (through the Art Fund Collect scheme) and to corporate collections.

The gallery’s exhibition changes as works are sold and new works come in. From time to time there are solo exhibitions.
Click the medium to view the artists’ work: paintings, drawings, watercolours, prints, photographic work, sculpture, metalwork, ceramics, glass, weaving and jewellery.


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