Petronilla Silver - About

About Petronilla Silver

Petronilla Silver, formerly of Wills Lane Gallery, and Director of the Contemporary Art Society, London, ran the gallery and mounted exhibitions by her chosen artists. For years an influential figure in the London art world and a respected expert on collecting, she advised museums and major corporations on their acquisition policy. She is now available to advise private individuals on art collecting.

Wills Lane Gallery St. Ives, Cornwall
closed from May 2015

Whilst Petronilla Silver ran the gallery, it specialised in bringing exceptional contemporary fine and applied art to the South West. Artists and designers of national and international significance were exhibited alongside new talent, including paintings, drawings, watercolours, prints, photography, sculpture, metalwork, ceramics, glass, weaving and jewellery. Many of these artists can now be seen by appointment at Cape Cornwall. E-mail:

The Wills Lane Gallery (now closed) – An Introduction by Petronilla Silver
Video by Senara Wilson Hodges  On the Beach Productions 

Wills Lane Gallery by
The Wills Lane Gallery closed in May 2015 


Photographs of Wills Lane Gallery
(closed from May 2015)

Click here to see a selection of images of the Wills Lane Gallery 


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