A Passion for Printmaking

April 23, 2017 at 6:20 pm

Emma Lawrenson won the Zillah Bell Printmakers’ Prize at the 2015 New Light Prize Exhibition for Stone Pen.     .

We asked Emma to tell us about her art and how it felt for her work to be recognised in this way.

How long have you been a practising artist?
I completed my MA in printmaking …


Past Prizewinners Reveal All

April 18, 2017 at 8:39 pm

As the opening date for this year’s entries gets steadily closer, we thought we’d catch up with the winners from the 2015 Prize Exhibition and discover a little bit more about their reasons for entering, their artistic aspirations and the difference being awarded a New Light prize has made to them.

First up is winner of the Patron’s Choice …


‘100 for 100’

November 13, 2016 at 10:37 pm

One of our main aims when we created New Light was to try and introduce as many people as possible to the amazing variety and quality of art being produced in the North of England today. Exhibitions are one very important way of doing that, but we do realise that the price tag of many artworks – however covetable – can exclude those …


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