16 Stoddart Street

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE2 1AN

Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm

Sat, 10am-6pm

Sun, 10am-5pm

The Biscuit Factory is the UK’s largest independent contemporary art, craft & design gallery set in the heart of Newcastle’s cultural quarter. Housed in a former Victorian warehouse, our beautiful gallery spaces are set over two floors, displaying and selling a range of contemporary fine art, sculpture, original prints and jewellery, quality craftsmanship and design led homewares from over 200 artists every season.

We represent the work of emerging and mid career artists and feature collaborative exhibitions with national agencies, arts organisations and initiatives such as International Print Biennale, Craft Scotland and National Glass Centre. The ethos of the gallery has always been to provide a platform for local and national artists, to support emergent makers, to showcase established artists and to add to the cultural landscape of the region. Receiving over 50,000 visitors a year our focus is on making art accessible and creating a genuine marketplace for artists and makers. 

Press coverage
""No art-lover's trip to Newcastle is complete without a trip to Ouseburn Valley, the city's 'Cultural Quarter'. The area is a proud champion of local talent and it's here you'll find The Biscuit Factory, the UK's largest independent contemporary art, craft & design gallery with works by artists predominantly from the North-East and Scotland. This is a commercial space, but worth visiting regardless of whether you're looking to buy.""
Art about Toon: a guide to Newcastle's vibrant art scene
The List - April 28, 2017
""Actually, the word "gallery" does not do justice this vast Victorian warehouse, which is now stuffed with artists' studios and a discernible air of creativity. ""
Why Newcastle deserves a place on your 2018 travel wishlist
The Telegraph - December 13, 2017
""Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North sculpture signalled the start of a cultural regeneration, which included the opening of Sage Gateshead, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, the Biscuit Factory and the Workplace Gallery. It’s apt then that in the year the landmark sculpture turns 20, the city should be staging a summer-long celebration of world-class art, design, culture and scientific innovation from the north of England.""
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The Guardian - January 06, 2018
Awards
Creative Contribution Award - Living North Awards 2016
Partners
In autumn 2015, we launched a new partnership with National Glass Centre in Sunderland to support the work of local glass artists and champion the heritage of glass making in the North East. We have dedicated space on the ground floor of our gallery showcasing beautiful glassware produced by National Glass Centre’s hot glass studio team, and in the coming months, visitors and clients to both venues will have the opportunity to receive exclusive access to experiences, events and exhibitions.
In autumn 2016, The Biscuit Factory teamed up with Corbridge-based Forum Books to launch a mini pop-up bookshop; a unique collaboration within the UK. The Book Hus can be found on our ground floor and stocks as many as 100 eclectic titles at any given time. Curated by Forum Books on an ongoing basis, the selection encompasses art, design, food, travel and fiction, plus a handpicked selection of titles about the North East. We’re also thrilled to be working with Forum Books to host a range of exclusive author events in the gallery.
We are delighted to have forged a new relationship with People's Theatre that will see us supporting one another and members of the local arts scene in Newcastle. Our charitable arm – The Biscuit Factory Foundation - is sponsoring the People's Theatre arts programming which provides a platform for amateur and emerging artists. In the coming months, we will also be looking to develop a mentoring programme for exhibitors, with curators from The Biscuit Factory offering artists advice on how they can develop their portfolios and progress in their careers.
Testimonials
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"A perfect place to browse, with paintings, photography, ceramics and jewellery from local artists and craftsmen. The staff are fantastic and so helpful. We purchased artwork and then relaxed in the cafe upstairs. The best coffee in the area without a doubt, and certainly the best exhibition of artwork. Newcastle is so lucky to have this gem of a place."
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"Just the concept of having a full scale commercial art gallery on your doorstep should be enough. The Biscuit Factory goes that one step further in presenting both art and artists that might never otherwise get the exposure they deserve. If you're in the area, go there today! You won't be disappointed and may walk out with a piece of art that you'll always appreciate."
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"I loved this place. It was my first destination in Newcastle and I'm so happy I walked over. The staff were welcoming and I had such a nice visit. Clean, beautiful, crisp displays of such a range of art and craft. Paintings, ceramics, jewellery, glasswork, so much more to explore. A lovely place to spend an hour or two."
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