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Winter Exhibition
11th November - 2nd March

Our Winter Exhibition brings together an eclectic mix of contemporary art, craft and design work from more than 200 artists. This season we welcome acclaimed Scottish painter Phil McLoughlin as our headline artist, with his new collection of original paintings.

 

This season’s highlights include still life paintings by talented emerging artist Chris Polunin; curious contemporary figures by Ben Davies Jenkins; and perennial gallery favourite Malcolm Teasdale with his nostalgic scenes of northern street life. Other highlights include a new collection of textile pieces from Valerie Wartelle, a new selection of bronze figurative pieces from Virginia Day and contemporary jewellery from Jessica Langford, Clare Lowe and DeeLyn Walsh. A year on from forging a partnership with national craft agency, Craft Scotland, we will also be showcasing six of its makers again this season, bringing together a mix of jewellery, lighting and even washable paperbaskets. 

 

OPEN DAILY | FREE ADMISSION

 

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

Tel: 0191 261 1103

@biscuit_factory

Spring Exhibition
3rd March - 2nd June

Our spring season is almost 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

The Spring Launch
3rd March - 3rd March

Join us for our Spring Exhibition Launch event, where you will be welcomed with a complimentary drink on arrival and introduced to this season's new exhibition; featuring a headline collection from award-winning artist Steven Lindsay and new artwork from more than 200 artists, designers and makers.


Our in-house cafe The Factory Kitchen will also be hosting their popular Supper Club - an evening of simple, fresh ingredinets served up in the cafe's minimal and stylish surroundings after hours. Sample the menu here. 


Join us to be the first to view and buy from our new collections, meet our artists, browse selected titles from Forum Books and toast our new season!


FREE ADMISSION


Location: The Biscuit Factory, Stoddart Street, NE2 1AN

Tel - 0191 261 1103

Email – art@thebiscuitfactory.com

@biscuit_factory #SpringBiscuitLaunch

Authors Talk & Book Signing
3rd March - 3rd March

Join us and Forum Books in our events space The Biscuit Room on Friday 3 March for a talk, Q&A and book signing from highly acclaimed bestselling author Joanna Trollope.

 

Joanna will be discussing her new novel City of Friendsa snapshot into the lives of four girls who met at university and remain friends as their careers in the City develop…


Joanna is the author of many highly acclaimed and bestselling novels and was appointed OBE in 1996. She is a trustee of the National Literacy Trust and has chaired the Whitbread and Orange Awards, as well as being a judge of many other literature prizes. In 2014 she updated Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility as the opening novel in the Austen Project.

 

Tickets £6, including selected drink on arrival.  

6.45pm arrival for 7pm start

Running time: 6.45 - 8.15pm approx.

Tickets available online and in gallery

Spring Open Studios
18th March - 19th March

It's time for the first Ouseburn Open Studios event of the year! Browse our on-site artist studios, see artists in action and pick up an original piece of work. Alongside our artist studios being open to the public we present our take on the traditional Spring Fete complete with ‘best in show’, games and of course good honest home cooking from our in-house cafe The Factory Kitchen.

 

Join us for a scavenger hunt around the gallery for a chance to win homemade icecream tasters, enter our bunting competition and hang your designs in the gallery and enjoy floral displays and demo’s with our ‘best in show’ florist.

 

Timed events:

 

Saturday 18 March

Swagbag Stories Writers and Artists Group (SSWAG) Storytellers

Stories at 11am, 12 noon, 1pm and 2pm.

Suitable for all the family, sit back and enjoy Spring themed tales, read out and performed by the SSWAG Storytellers. Unique and entertaining, SSWAG prides itself in providing aspiring writers and artists with the platform to build upon their talents. So if you’re young or old, or even middle aged, come and listen and have fun. 


Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 March 

Springtime with Boutique Floral

Demonstrations each day 10am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm.

Relaxed 'how to' sessions with professional florist Emma, where you can learn how to make bouquet gift arrangements, from a tulip pastel contemporary tin arrangement to a front facing mixed flower display. Emma will also be taking orders for Mothers Day.

 

Sunday 19 March 

Great British Bake-Off star Flora Shedden signs her cookbook Gatherings

Join us at 11am to meet Flora, who will introduce her new book 'Gatherings' and be on hand to sign copies. 

 

Studio artist highlights include, Ailsa Matfin - jeweller, Louise Underwood - mixed media and textile artist, Popolo Ceramics - ceramics and casting workshops for little ones. Other venues taking part includes Northern Print, Jim Edwards Studio, 36 Lime Street and Mushroom Works. See full programming at ouseburnopenstudios.org

 

We're adding more to our Open Studios line up all the time so be sure to keep an eye on our social media here.

 

 

FREE ADMISSION

 

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

Tel: 0191 261 1103

@biscuit_factory @OuseburnOpen

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. The Biscuit Factory welcomes submissions including fine art, photography, original handmade prints, sculpture, glass, ceramics, textiles and jewellery. 

 

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. 

 

We are now accepting submissions. Please submit entries via Curatorspace HERE.

 

OPEN DAILY | FREE ADMISSION

 

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

Tel: 0191 261 1103

@biscuit_factory