FAQs

Answers to the most frequently answered questions can be found here. Please contact us if you cannot find the information you need.

  • What does ‘Northern’ mean?

    Entrants must have been born or currently live in the North of England.

    As county boundaries change, we define this as anywhere which has ever been in the counties of Cumbria, Durham, Lancashire, Northumberland and Yorkshire. We also accept artists who have graduated with a BA or MA in an art-based subject from a college or university based in the North of England.

     

  • How many artworks can I enter?

    There is no limit to the number of artworks you can enter. However, please be aware that a maximum of 3 works per artist will be shortlisted.

  • Is any medium acceptable?

    Only original (including printmaking) works are acceptable. The works must static and be capable of being wall-hung without requiring any power source. There is no maximum size for two-dimensional work, but three-dimensional work cannot exceed a depth of 50cm. Photography and digital imagery are excluded.

  • Is there a limit on size?

    There is no size limit on each artwork. However, please bear in mind the practicalities of the artwork hanging in an exhibition space.

  • What resolution should the submitted images be?

    All images should be at least 300dpi but with a maximum file size of 2MB saved as a JPEG. Software packages are freely available that will allow you to alter the size of each image.

    Each image file must be named with your surname, first name and brief title, e.g. SmithJohn_Title.jpeg. Where work titles are too long, a section of your title would be adequate as long as it allows us to differentiate it from other works you have submitted.

  • What happens if my work is sold at one of the venues?

    Sold works will remain hung until the end of the exhibition at that particular venue. If your work is sold, you will be asked to supply images of similar artwork from which New Light can select a replacement for the further touring exhibitions. If New Light feels a comparable work is not available, the sold work will not be replaced for the subsequent legs of the exhibition tour.

  • What happens to unsold work?

    If your artwork is unsold, New Light will transport the work to the touring venues.

    You will need to collect any unsold works from Tullie House at the end of the exhibition tour. We will liaise with you nearer the time to organise dates for collection from the gallery. A courier service can be arranged at the artists’ expense. Work not collected will be liable to a storage charge.

  • Will all selected artists be shown at the Bankside Gallery?

    Yes, all artists selected for the Prize Exhibition will be represented at the Bankside Gallery.

    Depending on the size of your selected work, you may be asked to supply a smaller piece for this particular exhibition. If you have more than one work accepted for the Prize Exhibition, we reserve the right to select a smaller number for the Bankside Gallery leg of the tour.