Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Mike Pratt & Cecilia Stenbom: New Lights, Mercer Gallery, Harrogate, UK

Workplace Gallery is pleased to annouce that Mike Pratt and Cecilia Stenbom have been shortlisted for the first New Lights Arts Award.

The Valeria Sykes Prize exhibition will be held at

The Mercer Art Gallery
Swan Road

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Paintings by 24 artists have been shortlisted from 232 entries for the £10,000 New Lights award by a panel of independent judges. The judges are Kate Brindley, Director of Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima) and a National Advisor for the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Art Funding Programme; Paul Hobson, Director of the Contemporary Arts Society, and the artist William Tillyer.

The winner will be announced on 22 September. The prize comprises a mixture of money (£10,000), guidance and mentoring. The 2011 prize is named the Valeria Sykes Prize, after the main sponsor, was open to artists aged 23-35 who either live or gained an arts degree in the North of England.


Mike Pratt
Cobra, 2011
Oil and enamel on canvas, Heineken cans
280 x 220 cm
Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery, UK

Cecilia Stenbom
You've Had Me Again, 2010
Acrylic Paint on Perspex
180 x 220 cm
Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery, UK