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Summer Exhibition
3rd June - 1st September
Our Summer exhibition brings together an eclectic mix of contemporary art, craft and design work from more than 200 artists. Headlining this season is contemporary landscape painter Chris Forsey with his new solo exhibition. Chris's show explores the Nortumbrian landscape; from light filled riverscapes to dramatic coastal scenes.

 

Other highlights this season include Richard Stainthorp intricate wire sculptures, a showcase of spectacular surrealist paintings by Stefan Mas Persson and new collections of jewellery from designer-makers Zoe Scrutts, Rachel Brown, Eleanor Bolton and Leila Swift.

 

This summer, we also showcase our Open Contemporary Portrait Award finalists and reveal the winners of our inaugural prize. 

 

OPEN DAILY | FREE ADMISSION

 

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

Tel: 0191 261 1103

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Peter Layton: 40 Years of Glassmaking
14th June - 11th September

This summer we showcase the largest exhibition to date from the renowned master of glass himself, Peter Layton. This year marks 40 years since Peter Layton founded his glassmaking studio in South London. Since then he has become one of the most highly regarded contemporary glass artists of his time, and has produced a huge and diverse body of work, always to great critical and commercial success. 

 

Peter will be turning 80 this year too, so to mark these twin milestones we'll be presenting a special exhibition of his work - Peter Layton: 40 Years of Glassmaking. This new exhibition, which opens on 14 June, will be the biggest collection of Peter's work that we have ever hosted, and it stands as the biggest exhibition of his work in the north of England. We are expecting over 30 beautifully crafted pieces, some of which will be from Peter's newest series Burano; inspired by Venetian lace-making - these pieces are already sought-after by many fans and collectors of Peter's work.

 

OPEN DAILY | FREE ADMISSION

 

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

Tel: 0191 261 1103

@biscuit_factory

What's On at The Biscuit Room
2nd January - 31st December

The Biscuit Room is a brand new, bespoke and inspring events space, with the capacity for up to 300 guests, which adjoins The Biscuit Factory Gallery.  Click here to find out about the wide range of events that you can enjoy.

 

Location: The Biscuit Room, Bermondsey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1BS

Tel - 0191 261 0015

Email – events@thebiscuitfactory.com

Tweet: @TBFevents_team

Web – biscuitfactoryevents.com

The Autumn Launch
2nd September - 2nd September

Join us for our autumn launch event, where you’ll be welcomed with a complimentary drink on arrival and introduced to this season’s new exhibition, featuring artwork from more than 200 artists. Be among the first to view and buy from our new collection of paintings from headline artist Peter Hallam.

 

We will also be showcasing a new touring exhibition, Small Print International, as part of Northern Print’s renowned International Print Biennale.

 

The Factory Kitchen will be opening their doors after hours to dish up a tantalising food and drinks menu set against the backdrop of our brand new cafe for their Supper Club. Running alongside our Autumn exhibition launch this informal evening of food celebrates autumn with simple, fresh ingredients served in the laid-back surroundings of the cafe.

 

FREE ADMISSION | 6-9pm

 

Tel: 0191 261 1103Location: The Biscuit Factory Gallery, Stoddart Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1AN

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Autumn Exhibition
2nd September - 7th November

Our Autumn exhibition brings together an eclectic mix of contemporary art, craft and design work from more than 200 artists. This season sees the return of gallery favourite Peter Hallam as our headline artist, with his new collection of mesmeric characters, often informed by real people he has met throughout his life. 


A year on from forging a partnership with national craft agency, Craft Scotland, we will be showcasing six of its makers again this season, bringing together a mix of jewellery, lighting and even washable paperbaskets. We are also thrilled to be hosting a touring exhibition, Small Print International, as part of Northern Print’s renowned International Print Biennale. The exhibition features more than 150 original prints of 100 square centimetres or less, from 80 different artists and 18 different countries, and promises to be a wonderful showcase of the many processes involved in print.


Other highlights this season include a new collection of original paintings from contemporary Scottish artist Stuart Buchanan, beautiful wooden sculptural forms from Sam Harrison and new collections of jewellery from designer-makers Yuki Kokai, Elisabeth Barry, Ellen Monaghan and Julia Wright.

 

OPEN DAILY | FREE ADMISSION

 

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

Tel: 0191 261 1103

@biscuit_factory

 

Small Print International
2nd September - 30th October

The Biscuit Factory is thrilled to once again be included in Northern Print's International Print Biennale this autumn. The Biennale is a fantastic addition to the region’s cultural calendar with a wide programme of exhibitions and events. It is a celebration of the role of print in contemporary artists’ practice and is the only event of its kind in the UK.

 

For our contribution, the gallery will be hosting Leicester Print Workshop's touring exhibition SMALL PRINT INTERNATIONAL, which visits six cities during 2016 and 2017. The exhibition includes work from 90 artists from 18 countries, with over 150 original prints of 100 square centimetres or less. The work was selected by highly regarded artists Angela Harding and Wuon-Gean Ho, and Jennifer Ramkalawon, who works as the Curator of Western Modern and Contemporary Graphic Works, at the British Museum.

 

The exhibition will be a showcase for the many varied processes involved in creating prints, with linocuts, etchings, screen prints and lithographs all represented in glorious miniature. As always, all the work will be available to purchase.

 

OPEN DAILY | FREE ADMISSION

 

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

Tel: 0191 261 1103

@biscuit_factory

#SmallPrintInternational