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This season we're introducing a more dynamic method of displaying our art, we unveil a new dedicated gallery space for the work of north east artists, SHOP launches design led home ware ranges and we showcase thematic capsule collections in our Jewellery lounge.
Below is a full list of participating artists:
Printmakers: Anja Percival, Sarah Lee
Textiles: Fiona Robertson
Sculpture & Vessels: Edward Waites, Debbie Barber, John Hodgson, Katya Izabel Filmus, Lucy Burley, Kevin A. Morris, Sarah Dunstan.
The Biscuit Factory is delighted to present a collection of exciting new works by Trevor Price. Surreal, sometimes erotic and often humorous Trevor's work typically represents intimacy between a couple. As Printmaker of the Year at the 2011 Printfest, Trevor is perhaps more commonly associated with printmaking so we are pleased to introduce for the first time to the gallery, such a wide selection of Trevor's painted works alongside his original prints.
We are proud to present Edward Waites, an internationally collected sculptor who has his work in the collections of Her Majesty The Queen, the Ruling Family of Dubai and Fortnum and Mason - incredible achievements for an artist still in his early twenties. Largely self taught Edward specialises in animals and wildlife, capturing their presence and character in his own unique style; emphasising muscle, sinew and movement. Cast into bronze and numbered into limited editions, his work ranges in scale from small to large pieces, offering investment opportunities to all levels of collector.
For ten years we've held 4 shows a year – launching these in March, June, September and November. Starting this Spring, we've decided to introduce 4 additional smaller collections to the gallery in April, July, October and January. So this means for you guys that there'll be more inspiring original art to see and less of a wait between exhibitions. The first of these new exhibitions will be available to view from 27th April and will include artists Celia Wilkinson, Alan McGowan and Jim Edwards. Contact the gallery to place any pre-show reserves or to see more examples of work coming soon.
Our preview events have become a popular fixture on the region’s cultural calendar, presenting a wonderful opportunity to be the first to view the very best in contemporary art from the region and beyond. So, join us for a glass of wine as we launch another exciting season of work at The Biscuit Factory.
This summer we are delighted to share with you the first major British showing of work by Russian artist Alexey Terenin. Internationally acclaimed for his ethereal and figurative paintings, this new collection represents the very best of Trenin’s sublime work. Terenin’s illustrious career launched with designing a stage set for the Bolshoi Theatre and within a very short time he was exhibiting his paintings in Eastern Europe’s most prestigious galleries.
Award winning author and illustrator Catherine Rayner studied Illustration at Edinburgh College of art. She fell in love with the city and still lives there with her husband, young son and a handful of creatures: Shannon the horse, Ena the grey cat and a goldfish called Richard.
She finds huge inspiration in her pets and often uses them as models, frequently asking Ena to pose so that she can study her posture and movement. Then she translates sketches of Ena into characters such as dragons and hares, not to mention moose and bears! But it was creatures of a wilder kind that inspired her first picture book, Augustus and His Smile - Catherine spent hours and hours watching and sketching tigers (in freezing temperatures) at Edinburgh Zoo.
The Biscuit Factory will hosting some exciting events to celebrate Catherines exhibition. Details will be announced shortly.
Joining us for our Mid Show will be Lisa House, Nigel Moore, Rob Newton and Young Artist of the Year 2011, Jonathan Ashworth
Join us as we launch our Autumn show and unveil a fresh look for the gallery. This is your opportunity to be the first to see the exhibition and meet some of the artists behind the work.