New Light Prize

18 Nov 2017 – 18 Feb 2018

Event times

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cost of entry

Free with the admission pass.

The Bowes Museum

Barnard Castle
England, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Bus Services from Barnard Castle from Darlington (Arriva 75, 76 and 70), Bishop Auckland (Arriva 80) and Richmond (Arriva 79)
  • 17 miles from Darlington rail station on the East coast main line.

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New Light is delighted to launch its latest New Light Prize Exhibition at The Bowes Museum. Established in 2010, it celebrates and promotes Northern art, by offering some of the region’s best awards and opportunities through its biennial Prize Exhibition, including, the £10,000 Valeria Sykes Award.


New Light unashamedly champions the, sometimes unfashionable, skills and crafts behind painting, drawing and printmaking, be it representational or the purely abstract. In this year's exhibition they have brought together some of the best contemporary Northern artists working today and are proud to celebrate them here at The Bowes Museum - the North's Museum of Art, Fashion and Design.

In a bid to make contemporary art more accessible New Light - Art for All is an education programme which includes talks, workshops and school projects that will run during the exhibition.

The common thread through all it does is a deep belief that art matters and the North of England - and its artistic talent - deserves to be recognised.

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