Join us for a two part event in the beautiful spa town of Harrogate.
Jane Sillars (Curator of Art) will lead an exclusive tour of New Lights, an art prize open to emerging artists in the North of England at The Mercer Art Gallery. The show features the short-listed artists competing for a range of prizes including The Valeria Sykes Prize of £10,000.
Following this we will make the short walk to visit the private collection of Mark Hinchcliffe. Mark has been collecting for 25 years and in addition to glass, ceramics and furniture his collection includes contemporary art by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Antony Gormley, Graham Dolphin, Susan Collis, Robyn Denny and Lynn Chadwick. Talking about his collecting experiences Mark states: “It doesn’t matter whether the artist is unknown or famous. I buy what makes my brain explode or makes my heart skip a beat.”