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

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.

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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 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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Michael Porter at Wills Lane Gallery
Perception and Illusion: new paintings, works on 
paper and photographic studies  
24th August - 6th November, 2014

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 and see all the works in the Porter exhibition

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

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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.

Currently Showing
New work by a variety of artists
Click here to see the current work

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Richard Cook Saltings in Winter 2013 Oil on canvas 92 x1 22 cm

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Anthony Bryant wooden vessels

Also Currently Showing 
New work by a variety of artists
Click here to see the current work

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.

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.

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.

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

Click here to visit Ismini's blog 

 

 

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