Unfortunately as of midnight on 4th November Scarborough Art Gallery has now closed to comply with the current lockdown restrictions and is planned to re-open on 2nd December.

We would like to thank all our visitors to the gallery and to suggest a few ideas on how to experience a little culture fix with the New Light artists…

Lockdown 2 – It is hard to stay positive but we can indulge in the little things that give us joy and comfort..

Are you distracted by the US Elections? Trump is captured here by Conor Collins in acrylic painted quotes on a wall of whitewashed dollar bills…. what could be a more topical backdrop to your zoom calls?

Conor Collins – Fake News  120cm x 100cm

Indulge in a little retro, kick back and listen to your favourite records…. 

Ian Robinson – Favourites – 60cm x 100 cm – Oil on linen

The new rules allow us unlimited freedom to exercise outdoors…. visit the beach, enjoy a ramble with a four legged friend…. sit on a bench and enjoy a takeaway drink …fly a kite…revel in nature …

Alan Stones – Fun – Oil on Linen – 107cm x 143cm / Ruth Murray – Floyen – Oil on Panel – 14.8cm x 12cm / Sarah Gooder – Galgo – Ink on Paper 28cm x 21cm /   Lionel Playford – Crossing Place – Oil on Canvas – 61cm x 76cm / Andrew Tyzack – King & Queen – Oil on Canvas – 90cm x 75 cm / Abby Rooney – Day Dreamer – Oil on Canvas – 82cm x 114 cm /  Norman Long – High Flyer – Oil on Linen – 142cm x 86cm

Look around you and take time to notice the architecture …

Michael Ashcroft – Beauty in Solace – 20 cm x 25cm – Oil on Canvas / John Whitehill – Wrapped in Silence – 75cm x 60 cm – Oil on Canvas / Lindsey Moran – The V&A Door 30 x 25cm – Photopolymer Etching / Melanie Bellis – In Transit – 37cm x 28 cm –  Etching / Mandy Payne – Nothing is ordinary – 60cm x 60 cm – spray paint, oil paint, ink and varnish on glass fibre reinforced concrete panel / Tony Noble – Factory Gates – 80cm x 100cm – Oil on Panel

Wrap up warm, take a night walk and marvel at the moon!

Lindy Norton – The Visitor – 25cm x 28cm – Hand coloured etching / Deborah Grice – This is Why – 120cm x 150cm Oil and Gold Paste on Canvas / Ben Ark – A fresh view of an old scene – 59.4cm x 84.1cm – Acrylic paint, ink, digital mixed media / John Creighton – Moon rising over Birk Head- 76cm x 94cm – Charcoal on Paper / Teresa Lawler– Haven 2, on the edge of the city – 50cm x 50cm – Oil on Canvas

We look forward to opening the doors at Scarborough Art Gallery to welcome visitors again soon. All the shortlisted artwork including those featured in this newsletter and more, is available to view and purchase through the New Light website: https://newlight-art.org.uk/selected-artworks-2020-21/
The New Light sister exhibition ‘Curators Choice’ can also be viewed at  https://newlight-art.org.uk/prize-exhibition/scarborough-art-gallery-curators-choice/

The New Light team are here to help. If you require any further information regarding an artwork please do not hesitate to contact us at info@newlight-art.org.uk  so …If you are thinking about starting your Christmas shopping please browse through the New Light Prize Exhibition and help us to support northern artists.

The New Light Prize Exhibition Tour 2020/21

Scarborough Art Gallery –19th September 2020 – January 17th 2021
Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery – 30th January 2021 – 20th March 2021
The Biscuit Factory – 4th June 2021 – 29th August 2021
Bankside Gallery – 15th November 2021 – 21st November 2021