The Great Gallery lighting scheme by Sutton Vane Associates gives a natural wash of light throughout the gallery, using a combination natural light and wall washing floodlights. The lighting has given new life to the collection, ensuring visitors view the paintings clearly and without the glare from reflections.  Masterpieces like “The Laughing Cavalier” can now be seen clearly.

A variety of light scenes have been created for events which include dining, presentations, and parties of all kinds.

The laylight allows daylight to light the gallery below.  Daylight passes through the louvres, which block direct sunlight, there are also electric blinds which automatically respond to reduce the daylight level on very bright days.

LED light fittings are used to save energy and reduce maintenance costs.  Extensive testing was carried out to find light sources that showed off the world-class collection of paintings in this gallery.

“Daylight brings the room alive, and lends sparkle to the paintings, enhanced by an entirely new lighting scheme predominantly LEDs by, Sutton Vane Associates.”

Holly Kirkwood, Country Life magazine, 18 September 2014


Awarded “Highly Commended” at the Lighting Design Awards 2015.