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Spring Exhibition
3rd March - 27th May
Our Spring exhibition brings together an eclectic mix of contemporary art, craft and design work from more than 200 artists. Headlining this season is contemporary painter Richard Twose with his new solo exhibition 'Hypnos'. Richard’s show explores two key themes - interiors and portraiture and follows prestigious career highlights that include a residency last Autumn at the Royal College of Art and second prize in the 2014 international BP Portrait Award.

 

Other highlights this season include LOOP, a showcase of spectacular rings by 16 leading contemporary jewellers; London based sculptor Tristan Lathey who creates colourful ceramic animals; and Dan Cimmermann's manipulated abstract portraits.

 

This spring, we also launch our Open Contemporary Portrait Award - a national open call for artists to submit work that engages with the theme of portraiture, to be included in a group exhibition here at The Biscuit Factory, to run alongside Richard Twose's 'Hypnos'.


In addition, our SHOP's newest additions focus on two key design elements: bright lines and simple shapes. Following on from her amazing success with Craft Scotland during our winter exhibition, we're delighted to feature Beth Lamont's hand crafted ceramic necklaces. We also debut a new capsule collection of miniatures from embroidery artist Ness Donnelly.

 

OPEN DAILY | FREE ADMISSION

 

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

Tel: 0191 261 1103

@biscuit_factory

LOOP
4th March - 31st May

A celebration of the diversity of a simple circle, LOOP is an exhibition showcasing the work of 16 extraordinary jewellers.

 

From designs that are simple and minimal, to more elaborate statement pieces - the collection will be a stunning range for lovers of rings.

 

Set apart from our usual jewellery collection, the designs will be presented as miniature artworks. All pieces will be for sale, with the option for commission, unless otherwise stated.

 

OPEN DAILY | FREE ADMISSION

 

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

Tel: 0191 261 1103

@biscuit_factory

 

Open Contemporary Portrait Award
23rd April - 12th June

Visit the gallery this season to view and buy from the shortlisted artwork in our inaugural Open Contemporary Portrait Award, in association with our charitable arm, The Biscuit Factory Foundation. The exhibition features an exciting collection of new work by 23 UK-based artists, shortlisted from more than 500 entries. The winner, who will receive £1000 and the opportunity for a solo show with us later in the year, will be selected by our judging panel, which includes 2014 BP Portrait Award second prize winner, Richard Twose. Visitors can also vote for their People's Choice Winner, who will recieve £250. Winners will be revealed at the gallery's Summer Launch event on 3 June 2016.

 

OPEN DAILY | FREE ADMISSION

 

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

Tel: 0191 261 1103

@biscuit_factory

#MyBiscuitFactory
24th April - 10th June

This Spring, we're asking our visitors to share their experiences of The Biscuit Factory.

 

Whether you pop into the gallery for your latest fix of arts and culture; treat yourself to a leisurely tea and cake in our cafe The Factory Kitchen; indulge in an exquisite meal in Artisan restaurant, or attend one of the many events we host - we would love to see your photos. 

 

Simply post your Biscuit Factory image on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #MyBiscuitFactory - the more creative and original the better! We'll be sharing our favouites across our social media pages and awarding spot prizes until 22 May 2016. 

 

Later this Summer we will also be curating a pop up display of your images - more details to follow soon! 

 

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
1st April - 2nd December

The Biscuit Room launched last year and is a wonderful events space attached to The Biscuit Factory Gallery. Click here to find out about a range of events that you can enjoy from Jazz Concerts to Vintages fairs.

 

 

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

 

 

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

@biscuit_factory

Summer Creative Workshops
11th June - 31st July

Try something new this summer with The Biscuit Factory's inspiring lineup of creative workshops. 


From mono type printing and landscape collage to jewellery making and photographic silver printing - we have a range of local artists and makers on hand to guide you through these fun and creative experiences.


Whether you're 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 full summer lineup here

 

To book your place, please contact The Biscuit Factory on 0191 261 1103 or call into the gallery. 

 

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

Tel: 0191 261 1103

@biscuit_factory

#CreativeBiscuit

 


The Summer Launch
3rd June - 3rd June

Join us for our summer exhibition launch event to view and buy from our new collection. You will be welcomed to the gallery with a complimentary drink on arrival and introcued to this season's new artwork against a backdrop of summertime tunes and glorious floral displays.

 

Headline artist Chris Forsey will be in attendance on the night and we will also be unveiling the winners of our inaugural Open Contemporary Portrait Award.

 

In celebration of British Flowers Week florist Caroline Beck will be showcasing her locally grown seasonal flowers throughout the gallery.

 

Free Admission | 6-9pm

 

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

Tel: 0191 261 1103

@biscuit_factory

#SummerBiscuitLaunch