New Light, an art charity set up in 2010 to primarily support talented new contemporary artists in the North of England, marked a widening of its support to cover artists at all stages of their career by hosting its first ever exhibition in London back in September 2014.
The exhibition entitled ‘Shining a Light on Northern Artists’, which Lupton Fawcett joint sponsored, ran from 15 to 20 September at the prestigious Mall Galleries in London SW1.
As well as works from six artists identified by New Light as “rising stars” – Diana Armstrong, Chloë Holt, Josie Jenkins, Emma Lloyd, Myles Linley and Genevieve Pennington – the exhibition showcased artworks from six established, internationally-acclaimed artists – Norman Ackroyd, Mark Demsteader, Emerson Mayes, James Naughton, Anja Percival and Simon Wright.
The artists donated 50 per cent of all sales to support New Light’s work including its ‘Art for All’ initiative which aims to increase the accessibility and enjoyment of contemporary art.
During the exhibition, our Charities and Social Enterprises team hosted a seminar for those running the funding side of charities. Free advice covered the latest techniques for fundraising and novel ways to raise money.
Speaking about the support for New Light, director and head of our Charities and Social Enterprises Group from Lupton Fawcett, Duncan Milwain said,
“We are blessed with fantastic artistic talent in the North but it can prove very difficult for artists to gain recognition. The enthusiasm and hard work put in by those at New Light will help to project these artists onto a national or possibly international stage.”