New Light Prize Exhibition

New Light was established in 2010 to celebrate and promote Northern art. This biennial Prize Exhibition is now one of the UK’s largest and most celebrated open exhibitions. The tour returns to Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery this Autumn, before travelling on to Bankside in London where the tour concludes.

The exhibition brings together over 125 pieces of contemporary art, showcasing well-known and emerging artists. The artworks range from printmaking to sculpture, from the hyperreal to the purely abstract.

Featured artists include Isobel Peachey, the youngest female artist ever to paint the monarch, former prize winner Christopher Cook and a host of Cumbrian associated talent: Alan Stones. Catherine MacDiarmid, Georgie Clough, Jade Miners, Lionel Playford, Eddie Potts, Harriet Fraser, Imogen Perkin, Janet Kenyon, Keving Chester, Mark Gibbs and Richard Foster.

Crossing Place, by Lionel Playford

Tree Sparrow, by Christian Alexander Bailey


Behind The Doll Paint, by Catherine MacDiarmid


Summoning Deadly Spirits, by Mark Gibbs

Header image: Fun, by Alan Stones


Adult: Normal Admission charges apply Children: Free


On: 18 th September 2021, 10:00 am Until: 06 th November 2021, 4:00 pm


Art Gallery