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Spring Exhibition
3rd March - 2nd June

Our spring season is upon us! Launching on Friday 3 March our Spring Exhibition showcases a range of contemporary art, craft and design work from more than 200 artists. This season we welcome acclaimed Glasgow School of Art graduate Steven Lindsay as our headline artist, with his new collection of original paintings.

 

OPEN DAILY | FREE ADMISSION

 

Location: The Biscuit Factory Gallery, Stoddart Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1AN

Tel: 0191 261 1103

@biscuit_factory 

Hexham Book Festival
28th April - 7th May

 

The Biscuit Factory is thrilled to be sponsoring Jovan Nicholson’s talk at this year’s Hexham Book Festival. Author and art historian, Jovan, is the grandson of acclaimed artists Ben and Winifred Nicholson. Join us at Hexham Abbey on Sunday 7 May, 12pm-1pm, where Jovan will be discussing his grandmother's work and legacy.

 

Festival line-up


The 12th Hexham Book Festival will bring together food, politics, biography, poetry, nature, comedy and history. Walk alongside those beardy warriors, the Vikings; eavesdrop upon a life during a post-war northern childhood; discover the art of Britain’s most revered painter; stride through the Hebrides with a nature writer; guffaw with a Grumpy Old Man and rub shoulders with a female political icon.  There are short stories set in the heat of modern America, biographies about Lenin and Bowie, luminous poetry by writers familiar and new, a psychological exploration of money and how it shapes us, and some political old-hands weigh in with suggestions for where we’ve been, and where we’re all going.

 

 

Full programme details can be found online at www.hexhambookfestival.co.uk 



Open Contemporary Young Artist Award
18th May - 20th August

Following the success of last year's Open Contemporary Portrait Award The Biscuit Factory is delighted to present a national open call exhibition for young artists working across various mediums.

 

The Open Contemporary Young Artist Award is an opportunity for artists 35 years old or younger working in the UK today to submit work to be included in an exhibition at The Biscuit Factory. Open to established and emerging artists the award and exhibition will profile the successful entrants and raise awareness of mixed contemporary art practices.

 

Launching on Thursday 18 May 2017, the exhibition will run until Sunday 20 August 2017. All work included in the exhibition will be for sale, with 10% of sales going back to The Biscuit Factory Foundation to facilitate future opportunities for artists. The Biscuit Factory Foundation is a charity that aims to nurture and develop the practice and appreciation of the visual arts in the North East of England through an engaging and varied programme of creative opportunities.

 

The winner of the Open Contemporary Young Artist Award will receive £1,000 and the opportunity for a solo show of work at The Biscuit Factory, along with a comprehensive press package. There will also be a People's Choice Winner, voted for by the public, who will receive a £250 prize. Judging will take place during the exhibition, featuring a panel of experts. 

 

OPEN DAILY | FREE ADMISSION

 

Location: The Biscuit Factory Gallery, Stoddart Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1AN

Tel: 0191 261 1103

@biscuit_factory 




Summer Workshops
22nd July - 12th August

Try something new this summer with The Biscuit Factory's inspiring line up of creative workshops. From marbling and bookbinding to raku ceramics, we have a range of local artists and makers on hand to guide you through these fun and interactive experiences. 

 

Whether you are a complete novice or something of a pro, our workshops are suitable for a wide range of abilities. Our workshops also make the perfect gift for a loved one looking to spark their creative flair! 

 

View our listings and book your place online here.

 

Location: The Biscuit Factory Gallery, Stoddart Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1AN

Tel: 0191 261 1103

@biscuit_factory