Exciting opportunity for Artists – £10k Art prize & touring exhibition

Northern artists are encouraged to enter for the New Light Prize Exhibition before the deadline of the 31 May 2020. This is an exciting opportunity for northern artists to win a £10k art prize and take part in a high profile touring exhibition.

The exhibition will tour three of the North’s most prestigious venues: these include Scarborough Art Gallery; Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle; The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle as well as an exhibition in the cultural heart of London, at the Bankside Gallery.

The entry process is all online at www.newlight-art.org.uk

Catherine & Ian Hay at the Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester, sponsors of the Emerging Artist Award

The sponsor of the Emerging Artist Award, is Manchester’s Saul Hay Gallery, sponsor Ian Hay, comments: “In my view the New Light Prize Exhibition is the single most important art prize that specifically recognises and celebrates the North of England. Its prestige has grown year on year since its beginnings ten years ago. The opportunity to exhibit around the country in such amazing venues as Scarborough Art Gallery, Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, The Biscuit Factory and the Bankside Gallery is second to none. We also hope and believe that the Saul Hay Emerging Artist Award can offer a fantastic opportunity to the winning artist.”

This is a great chance for artists to attract the interest of the art world. This 5th biennial New Light Prize Exhibition has attracted an impressive line-up of judges: contemporary printmaker and Royal Academician Anne Desmet; renowned art critic, writer and editor of the RA Magazine, Sam Phillips; Curator of Art at Huddersfield Art Gallery, Grant Scanlan and founder of the New Light Prize Exhibition, Annette Petchey.

Open to artists born, based or who have studied in the North of England: Lancashire, Cumbria, Durham, Northumberland and Yorkshire. This year’s awards include a £10,000 Valeria Sykes Prize, the Saul Hay Emerging Artist Award, a Patron’s Choice Award of £2,500 and The Zillah Bell Printmakers’ Prize amongst others.

The entry process is all online and full details are at www.newlight-art.org.uk. The deadline for entries is 5pm on 31 May, artists must be over 18 years of age.


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