New Lights artists at Thirsk gallery

David Whitlam's Learn to Swim which is on show as part of  New Lights at Zillah Bell Gallery.
David Whitlam's Learn to Swim which is on show as part of New Lights at Zillah Bell Gallery.
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Paintings by shortlisted entrants for the 2011 New Lights Art Prize will be on show at the ZillahBell Gallery in Thirsk.

Running from Saturday, February 2 until Saturday, February 16, the exhibition will also see the launch of the the opening for entries for the 2013 New Lights award, which aims to provide a springboard for emerging artists who were born, are living, or have trained in the North of England.

The exhibition will ofer a great opportunity to see a range of exciting work created by emerging artists.

These include the winner of the first New Lights Award Nat Quinn, plus shortlisted artists Francesca Hudson, Matthew Child, Matthew Spencer, Freya Horsley, Lyndsey Jameson,as well as work by entrant DavidWhitlam.

Annette Petchey, NewLights chief executive said:”We are delighted to work with Zillah Bell Gallery for this exhibition.”

The deadline for entries for the second New Lights Art Prize is 31 May 2013. Artists must be aged between 23 and 35 years and be born, based or educated in Yorkshire, Lancashire, Northumberland, Durham or Cumbria.

Full details can be found on www.newlights.org.uk