We are very sorry to report that Sheila Oliner, painter, printmaker, teacher and personal friend for 26 years has died in London, on April 20th, aged 89.
Born and educated in London she moved to Cornwall in 1985 where she had a studio in St. Ives and lived in the village of Zennor. Sheila was always generous with her time and expertise. She helped raise substantial sums of money for the new Tate St Ives and set up the open access Porthmeor Printmakers’ Workshop in St. Ives as a professional resource for the general public and the West Penwith art community.
Her popular prints have been a mainstay of the gallery for thirteen years. We will miss her.
We are excited to announce “useful madness” furniture by Sokari Douglas Camp. Chairs and three tables made in lockdown, to unlock cheer in our lives, our houses and our gardens. Contact us to arrange a viewing. Read more
Lipstick and Agapanthus, Steel and Recycled Materials
We were delighted to show a group of Sokari’s recent distinctive metal figures: dancing, fighting, walking, living, all commenting on our dependence on oil and our relationship with the natural world. Read more
We were delighted to have exhibited at Collect for the fifth time from 28 February until 3 March 2019 at the Saatchi Gallery, London. This year we exhibited: Alex O’Connor, Catherine Mannheim, Sara Moorhouse, Ismini Samanidou and Nicola Tassie. Read more
Wednesday 7 November – Sunday 2 December Petronilla Silver was once more invited to curate an exhibition at Eight Holland Street, with an exciting mix of five artists experimenting with their chosen medium. Read more
Wednesday 6 June – Sunday 1 July 2018 In Petronilla Silver's first show at 8 Holland Street were Mick Arnold (porcelain tableware), Anthony Bryant (wood vessels), Stephen Chambers RA (paintings and prints), Melanie Georgacopoulos (jewellery), Ander Gunn (photographs).
We are delighted to have a new group of work by Nicola Bealing that can be viewed by appointment. Her works are highly imaginative and address psychological concerns: “bold and painterly in their handling, the abstracting qualities of light and colour are not the override preoccupations of her work.”
Some of Stephen Chambers’ monotypes made especially for our exhibition at Tremenheere are still available and can be seen in London. The Tremenheere exhibition coincided with his spectacular installation The Court of Redonda in Venice which was a Collateral Event of the Venice Biennale.
A lively informal discussion with Mike Tooby took place on Sunday 21 August. Nicola Tassie and Sara Moorhouse talked about their work in the context of the game-changing ceramics being made and marketed today.