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Address: Wills Lane, St Ives TR26 1AF, England
Phone Number: 44 1736 795 723
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Description: Wills Lane Gallery in St. Ives, Cornwall specialises in bringing...
Wills Lane Gallery in St. Ives, Cornwall specialises in bringing exceptional contemporary fine and applied art to the South West. Artists and designers of national and international significance are exhibited alongside new talent, including artists, paintings, drawings, watercolours, prints, photography, sculpture, metalwork, ceramics, glass, weaving, jewellery. The gallery's exhibition changes as works are sold and new works come in, and from time to time there are solo exhibitions. Wills Lane Gallery is the only gallery in Cornwall to be invited to exhibit at the renowned 'COLLECT' International Art Fair for contemporary objects.
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One of only two or three serious galleries in St.Ives

Wills Lane Gallery has a long standing pedigree of quality and promotes serious local and national artists, including many represented in national and international museums and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2014
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Wills Lane Gallery has a long standing pedigree of quality and promotes serious local and national artists, including many represented in national and international museums and galleries. It's easy to miss but it's right in the centre of St.Ives, it's worth a visit.

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Fergus D, Owner at Wills Lane Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review of the Wills Lane Gallery. We strive to keep the standards as high as possible and the art interesting and inspiring. Please come back and visit us again if you are in St. Ives. Best Wills Lane Gallery More 

Beccles, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The most knowledgeable and perceptive gallery in town.deepl committed and dependable. She knows her stable and gets the best.

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Fergus D, Owner at Wills Lane Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you Mickthepotter Your thoughts mean a lot to the gallery. We have some really interesting installations for 2015 already up and in the planning so do visit again if you get the chance. Best wishes Wills Lane Gallery More 

Nunnington, null, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We were thoroughly impressed with the ceramics and some of the paintings/prints. Absolutely loved one set of prints but was short of £4k at the time! Rare to find a gallery who didn't mind the children too.

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Fergus D, Owner at Wills Lane Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you Nick B Yep children and well behaved adults are always welcome at the gallery :) So glad you liked the work on display, please do visit again if you get the opportunity Best wishes Wills Lane Gallery More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

A small, contemporary gallery offering ceramics, textiles, jewelry, painting and works on paper -to mention the ones that just spring to mind- by carefully selected artists using traditional and digital techniques. The owner is happy to chat, interesting and knowledgeable. One of the top 3 contemporary galleries in St Ives,this is a gem.

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Fergus D, Owner at Wills Lane Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you Ilovefoodandfun We are so lucky in St. Ives to have many wonderful galleries, so your saying that we are in the top three makes us very proud. Best wishes Wills Lane Gallery More 

Silver Spring, MD
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Petronilla Silver, the proprietress of this gallery, has a fine eye. The ceramics were first rate, as was the jewelry and the paintings. I thought it was the best in St. Ives (apart from "The Gallery", a pink building with heaps of drawings curated by Paul, I don't know his last name, but he has an eye and a half.)

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Fergus D, Owner at Wills Lane Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you Redshino for your kind words Best wishes Wills Lane Gallery More 

Shifnal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Visited this excellent gallery whilst on holiday. Beautifully displayed works by world renowned and local artists this small gallery is a delight. The visual experience together with the depth of knowledge about contemporary art offered by the owner Petronilla Silver made this a joy. Small but perfect. Well worth a diversion off the Square in St Ives.

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Fergus D, Owner at Wills Lane Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you Annshropshire for your kind words We are always looking to improve on what we are offering so your feedback is very important. Best wishes Wills Lane Gallery More 

Bristol, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

This rates with London galleries for its selection of artists and the quality of the crafts displayed. One of the best in the town.

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Fergus D, Owner at Wills Lane Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you sunny_jay_jay for your kind words Best wishes Wills Lane Gallery More 

Redruth, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

A small but quality art space, tucked away, but do find it....a stone's throw from St Ia's Church....some superb pottery and art work.

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Fergus D, Owner at Wills Lane Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you clive l for your kind words Best wishes Wills Lane Gallery More 

England
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134 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

We popped in and had a look round. Some of the pictures were quite good but not many were to our taste. There was an artists there but he ignored us - looking at other reviews it seems better if they talk to you and make you more welcome so maybe we went on a good day. Prices seemed reasonable... More 

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Fergus D, Owner at Wills Lane Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you clive l for your kind words Best wishes Wills Lane Gallery More 

London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

lovely gallery with a great selection of various medium - defintely worth a visit

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Fergus D, Owner at Wills Lane Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you CelestialNomad for your kind words Feedback is always appriciated Best wishes Wills Lane Gallery More 

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