New Lights 201321. Sep - 17. Nov 13 / ended Mercer Art Gallery
Open from Tues to Sat 10am to 5pm, Sun 2pm to 5pm, closed Mondays except Bank Holidays (note: the gallery closes at 4pm daily, November to March).
The 2013 New Lights exhibition features fifty artworks selected from 298 entries submitted by Northern artists for the prestigious New Lights Art Prize. All the works shortlisted for the prize will be on view at the Mercer Art Gallery in an exciting exhibition featuring a diverse range of media, from paintings and linoprints to etchings and drawings.
Shortlisted artists will be eligible to receive one of five fantastic awards, including the main £10,000 Valeria Sykes Prize, a £2,500 Sponsor’s Choice Award, and the £1,000 Norman Ackroyd Etching Prize. The winner of the main prize and recipients of the other awards will be announced on 20 September at a Private Viewing of the New Lights Exhibition at the Mercer Art Gallery.
This year’s judges are key figures in the art world and include artist Norman Ackroyd, one of Britain’s most famous contemporary printmakers and co-coordinator of the 2013 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Jane Sellars, Curator for Art at the Mercer Art Gallery, and Chris Wadsworth, respected arts writer and lecturer.
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