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Great North Snowdogs
19th September - 26th November

St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice has teamed up with Wild in Art to stage Tyne and Wear’s biggest ever mass participation public art event – Great North Snowdogs!

 

The interactive trail will feature more than 50 large scale Snowdog sculptures, inspired by the much-loved animated short film, The Snowman™ and The Snowdog. You will be able to follow the trail, collect points with the dedicated app and try to see as many of the sculptures as possible. The Snowdogs, beautifully decorated by artists and generously sponsored by local businesses, will be on show for 10 weeks from September 2016, in locations across Tyne and Wear.

 

The Biscuit Factory is thrilled to be the artistic partner for the project – housing Gingerbread Dog on our outside terrace, designed by Sarah-Jane Szikora. We also have a small pack of six smaller puppies in the gallery, decorated by local school children.

 

Look out for special Snowdog-inspired treats and discount in our café, The Factory Kitchen, plus special discount in our gallery’s SHOP, via the Great North Snowdogs app. After you have enjoyed Great North Snowdogs during its 10-week extravaganza, the large sculptures will be auctioned to raise funds for St Oswald’s Hospice.

 

For more information visit: www.greatnorthsnowdogs.co.uk.

You can follow our Snowdog at twitter.com/Gingerbread_Dog.

 

OPEN DAILY | FREE ADMISSION

 

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

Tel: 0191 261 1103

@biscuit_factory

 

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

 

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

 

 

Ouseburn Open Studios
26th November - 27th November

The Ouseburn Valley is the creative heart of Newcastle. The Ouseburn Open Studios event sees venues open their doors, offering a unique chance to come and glimpse into the working world of over 200 artists and designer-makers. There’s a huge variety of affordable and original work to buy, from paintings, ceramics, sculpture, jewellery, furniture, prints, and much more to suit everyone’s taste.

 

AT THE BISCUIT FACTORY...

 

Meet with our artists and explore their creative work spaces then head to the gallery where you can expect choirs, maker demonstrations, local artisanal gift sellers, festive flowers and even a pop up hot chocolate lounge, as we launch our Christmas programme of Festive Weekends. So join us for some stress-free seasonal shopping then choose from either our award winning restaurant artisan or our newly relaunched café The Factory Kitchen for delicious seasonal fayre. 

 

OPEN DAILY | FREE ADMISSION

 

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

Tel: 0191 261 1103

@biscuit_factory @OuseburnOpen

 


Lifespan Auction and Dinner
30th September - 30th September

After the success of their 10th Anniversary Dinner, Auction & Ceilidh in September 2015, we are working with Lifespan to host their 2016 Celebration Event. 

 

We would be delighted if you would join Lifespan supporters, friends, Trustees & Staff for a Black Tie evening of Auction of Art & Promises, Dinner & Dancing. Tickets are £45 per person, which includes; bubbly on arrival, three course dinner, post dinner tea and coffee, auction and dance/entertainment. Tickets can be sold individually or by tables of 10. Limited tables available. To book email fundraising@lifespanteam.org.uk or call 01434 673 777.

 

Art and promises donated to the charity can be viewed online from early September on www.lifespan-charity.com and displayed at the event prior to the dinner. 

 

Should you or a business you are linked to, wish to donate towards any of the fundraising events above, please contact our Community Fundraiser Laura Jane Jenkins at fundraising@lifespanteam.org.uk

 

Full details available here 

View the auction catalogue here 

Please see new Peter Knox and Alexander Millar lots here

 

Doors open from 6:45pm

Call for dinner 7:15pm

Carriages at midnight


DRESS CODE: Black Tie Preferred. 


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

Tel - 0191 261 0015


Craft Scotland Showcase
7th October - 9th January

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 paper baskets.

 

We're delighted to welcome jewellers Cecilia Stamp and Christina Zani, homeware designers Chris Viviani, Marita Jonikane and Yellow Broom, and ceramicist Jode Pankhurst.

 

OPEN DAILY | FREE ADMISSION


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

Tel: 0191 261 1103

@biscuit_factory