The New Light Prize Exhibition 2015 saw 61 highly-talented artists exhibit 84 works at renowned galleries across the country, with prizes of over ¬£15,000 awarded. The show opened in October at the Bowes Museum, County Durham before touring to the Mercer Gallery, Harrogate in February 2016 and ended with a selection of shortlisted artists showing work at Panter & Hall, London in June 2016. In this time the show was seen by 42,500 visitors across the 3 venues, with 43 pieces sold resulting in sales of over ¬£55,000.
Click here to see all the shortlisted artists from the New Light Prize Exhibition 2015.
Now that the exhibition has ended we are busy preparing for the 2017 Prize Exhibition. We are delighted to once again launch at the Bowes Museum after the incredible success of 2015.
The Call for Entries for the next Prize Exhibition will open on the website from April 2017. Please contact us if you wish to keep informed.
“True to its name, New Light is a revelation. None of the open exhibitions I’ve judged in the past has tapped into such a pool of undiscovered talent. There are always a few established artists whose work one recognises, but nearly all of the artists here were new to me and there were several I was astonished – and rather ashamed – not to have come across. I hope this exposure will make them more visible in the future. The sheer variety of work, at all levels, was heartening – it bolstered my faith in the vigour of British painting.” Laura Gascoigne – Art Reviewer and 2015 Judge
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