In 1987, Silvy studied at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts for a B.A (Hons) degree in Fine Art (painting). Silvy has exhibited in a number of group exhibitions and had solo shows in the Philippines, Hong Kong and Scotland. Silvy has released a large number of commissions. In December 2013 Silvy received the VAACMA Award for artistic development. This facilitated a taxidermy course with Scotland’s preeminent taxidermist George Jamieson.
"Internationally renowned artist Silvy Weatherall works with multi media, her work is defined by the material she uses. A hater of waste, she works with objects that have passed their function, whether it is smashed china, broken jewellery, feathers, skulls or other things destined for landfill. Silvy finds beauty in objects and subject matter that is easily overlooked.This is also shown in her paintings and photographs. Her love of pattern is the common thread that runs through her work."