Christopher Cook, Associate Professor in Painting, has been awarded the £10,000 first prize at the biennial New Light exhibition, which has recently opened at the Bowes Museum in County Durham. New Light is a charity formed to promote and support artists with connections to the North of England, either through birth, work or residence. The exhibition was selected from over 2,200 entries, and will tour to Huddersfield Art Gallery, Bankside Gallery London, and Tullie House Carlisle. Christopher’s painting Forbidden Fruit is one of a current series of works in graphite taking the 17th century Dutch still life tradition as a starting point. The series will be the subject of a solo show in New York during 2018.