New retrospective exhibition Northern Lights – New Light, a 10-year retrospective is now
open at Saul Hay Gallery in Manchester until the 17 th April, and has already seen sales of pieces by top Northern artists Mandy Payne, Deborah Grice, Sarah Harris and Nat Quinn.
Northern Lights is an exhibition in collaboration with prestigious art charity New Light, celebrating the very best of contemporary Northern art and artists over the past decade.
The exhibition celebrates the artistic development of New Light’s award-winning artists over the last 10 years. All previous winners of the art prize have been invited to contribute, bringing a celebration of Northern art to the gallery for 2022. The New Light prize is a significant monetary prize which enables artists to focus on their art.
The exhibition includes artwork by 25 Northern artists including Nat Quinn, Josie Jenkins, Mandy Payne, Christopher Cook and 2020 winner Joanna Whittle, with a range of art to see and purchase including paintings, prints, ceramics and sculpture inspired by various themes including the familiar through to raising awareness of devastating global issues.
Northern Lights offers a unique opportunity to witness the development of these award-winning artists, see work from some of the top Northern contemporary artists working today and purchase a unique artwork.
Saul Hay Gallery has sponsored the Emerging Artist Award at the biennial New Light Prize Exhibition since 2017, which celebrates and promotes the visual arts in the North of England. Each winning emerging artist receives a solo show at the Manchester based gallery and mentorship by thecurators Catherine and Ian Hay as well as previous winners of the New Light prize.
The retrospective being held at Saul Hay Gallery will bring some of these artists back to solo exhibitions from the past, and their work back to the eyes of previous customers and admirers from Manchester and beyond.
Wednesday – Saturday: 10.30am – 6pm
Sunday: 10.30am – 5pm
Address: Saul Hay Gallery, Railway Cottage, Off Castle Street, Manchester, M3 4LZ