The New Light Prize Exhibition will visit three of the most renowned galleries in the North, as well as spending a week in the cultural heart of London.


The Bowes Museum
18 November 2017 – 18 February 2018

The Bowes Museum is the North’s Museum of Art, Fashion & Design. Named after its founders, John & Josephine Bowes, this beautiful French chateau-style building opened to the public in 1892. 125 years later, the Museum is home to the most important collection of European fine and decorative arts in the North of England.

New Light is delighted to be celebrating this landmark anniversary with The Bowes Museum as it returns there to launch the Prize Exhibition.

Open daily 10am to 5pm, Sundays 2pm to 5pm
(admission fees apply)
Barnard Castle, DL12 8NP

Huddersfield Art Gallery
10 March 2018 – 2 June 2018

Located in the very heart of the town, Huddersfield Art Gallery houses an extensive collection of work by internationally-renowned artists such as Stanley Spencer, LS Lowry and Henry Moore, as well as significant regional artists. Throughout the year, it holds exhibitions of work by both established and emerging artists, together with inspiring events and activities to encourage visitors of all ages to be creative.

Open Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 4pm
(Thursdays 11am to 7pm) – Free Entry
Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield, HD1 2SU

Bankside Gallery
25 June 2018 – 30 June 2018

Bankside Gallery is the home of the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. Situated on the South Bank in central London and sitting next door to Tate Modern, it is just a bridge away from the City. For over 30 years, the gallery’s vibrant exhibition programme has celebrated the very best in contemporary art, as well as playing host to some of the UK’s leading art competitions.

Open daily 11am to 6pm – Free Entry
Thames Riverside, 48 Hopton Street, London SE1

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery
13 October 2018 – 27 January 2019

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery houses considerable collections of fine and decorative art, human history, and natural sciences, complemented by a changing programme of temporary exhibitions. Tullie House’s exhibitions gallery is one of the largest and most attractive contemporary galleries in the region and is able to present large-scale touring and self-produced exhibitions of the highest quality.

Open daily 10am to 4pm, Sundays 12pm to 4pm
(admission fees apply)
Castle St, Carlisle, CA3 8TP

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