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Chloe Holt ‘The Waters’

New Lights is a charity formed in 2010 to support talented, contemporary artists in the North of England and to make art accessible to everyone through the New Lights’ Art for All programme. Our main event is a biennial touring Open Exhibition, with prizes totalling £15,000, the main award being ‘The Valeria Sykes Award’ of £10,000. This exhibition will next take place in 2015. Additionally, we organise a number of exhibitions and events nationwide to raise the profile of Northern artists. This year will see our first group show in London then, back in North Yorkshire in September, we’ll host a wine-tasting, followed by an informal talk about buying and collecting contemporary art by Matthew Hall of Panter and Hall Gallery, London. Further details:

‘A Disdainful Glance’ oil on paper, 55x55cm

Emerson Mayes is a Yorkshire-born artist who has enjoyed a growing reputation for his work. He has received a number of major awards and had many successful exhibitions across the country. His work can be found in many private, corporate and public collections including The House of Lords and the National Trust. He is currently depicting the flora and fauna of the Aislabie family’s two historic ‘pleasure gardens’: Studley Royal and Hackfall Wood, along with the now forgotten carriageway which linked the two. This work will result in a solo show at 108 Fine Art, Harrogate, in October 2014. Emerson recently joined the Board of New Lights.

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