16 Stoddart Street

Newcastle upon Tyne


Daily 10am - 5pm

What's On

The Biscuit Factory presents over 250 collections of work at any one time as well as larger scale solo shows, collaborative showcases and cultural events. Find out what's on and what's upcoming below.

Rob van Hoek
Quiet Places

24 November 2023

Dutch artist Rob van Hoek returns to the gallery this Winter with a new headline exhibition.

Living in the centre of a busy city he says his work is in some part an attempt to compensate for his longing for the wild landscapes he loves. There is subsequently a restful, romantic quality to Rob’s paintings. With warm tones and careful composition he paints idealised pastoral scenes of interlocking fields and winding country lanes with birds flying though them on undisclosed journeys, and ultimately creates a view upon which we can rest our minds and day dream. Human presence is normally deliberately absent from his work.

We'll be opening Rob's new exhibition on Friday 24 November at our Winter Social - stay tuned for more details and reserve your spot below!

Dudley Edwards
Tranquil Echoes

27 October 2023 - 14 January 2024

An exciting exhibition of higly collectible original works and prints by renowned Pop artist Dudley Edwards.

Dudley first came to prominence in the 1960S. Alongside colleague Doug Binder, his vibrant designs for architecture, cars and furniture played a defining role in the ‘Swinging Sixties’ and led to commissions from clients including The Beatles, David Bailey, Dudley Moore and Tara Browne.

Dudley now lives and works from his studio in Yorkshire, and collectors of his work include Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Mary Quant, Tori Amos, Hugh Grant and Peter Gabriel

Dudley joins us on 27 October 7-9pm to open his exhibition with an exclusive Q&A. Book your free place below! Dudley's exhibition runs until 14 January 2024.

Ouseburn Open Studios

25 - 26 November
10am - 5pm | FREE

Attend Ouseburn Open Studios with studio artists throwing open their doors to the public.

SUNDAY 26th FREE Live Folk Music and poetry by Miggins Fiddle (Fiddle and Guitar duo) and Harry Gallagher, with performances at 1.30 and 3pm in artisan, from their new collaboration 'Miggallaghers Pick-me-up' a selection of tunes and poems that celebrate inspiring people and places.

Enjoy a weekend of art and creativity with lots of unique gift-buying opportunities!

Funk 'N' Soul Sensation
With Si King

2 December | 7pm - Midnight
Tickets £30pp

United for Children North East present an evening with Si King and the Funk Soul Sensation to raise vital funds for vulnerable children and young people.

The evening will comprise of a collection of some of the best Funk and Soul musicians in Europe, amazing vocalists and the possibility of some 'very' special guests thrown in. In addition to this, a great well-known soul DJ and now a local support artist, spotlighting some of the region's best young talent. Full details to be released in due course.

All proceeds from event ticket sales support UFCNE; a charitable organisation which raises funds for the most vulnerable children and young people across North East England.

Christmas at The Biscuit Factory

Enjoy a programme of events including Christmas-themed creative workshops, shopping events with seasonal flourises, delicious menus in The Factory Kitchen and of course beautiful, original gift ideas a-plenty. 

Coming in 2024

Marissa Weatherhead

New to The Biscuit Factory, Marissa Weatherhead paints colourful still life pieces with evident influences of Picasso and Matisse. An MA graduate from the Royal College of Art, Marissa has exhibited internationally and has a commissioned piece hanging in the Guildhall at London's Barbican

Hilke Macintyre

You may recognise Hilke Macintyre's name from her previous collections of whimsicle ceramic wall hangings, but in 2024 we're excited to host Hilke for a mixed exhibition including a collection of charming woodblock prints.

New Light Art Prize 2024

We last welcomed the New Light Prize Exhibition in 2021 (delayed from 2020) and are thrilled to once again exhibit over 100 works from the best of Northern talent. This year includes a Sculpture Prize, exclusive to The Biscuit Factory!

If you'd like to be kept up to date with new collection previews of these, or any other specific artists, please drop the gallery team a line at art@thebiscuitfactory.com

We'll keep you posted with the latest collections and send first looks to registered clients!

Permanent Features

Alongside our rotating displays of original art you can also enjoy on your visit:

The Book Room

The Biscuit Factory
Free admission

Independent booksellers Forum Books bring the art of book-selling to Newcastle with a specially curated bookshop on the ground floor of the gallery.

Browse an eclectic and beautiful selection of some of their favourite books and hot-off-the-press new releases that you won't find anywhere else!

Dan Cimmermann Public Mural

The Biscuit Room, Boyd Street,
Accessible at all times
Artist Dan Cimmermann has painted a specially commissioned large scale mural of the northern inventor George Stephenson.
The mural will be on permanent public display on Boyd Street, Ouseburn (behind The Biscuit Factory, outside The Biscuit Room events suite).

Permanent Collections

The Biscuit Factory
Free admission
Alongside our showcase exhibtions, you can always find work from hundreds of independent artists across a variety of media, styles and price points.
Including one of the largest exhibitions of handmade jewellery, extensive collections of applied art from ceramics to glass, textiles and woodwork, and 2D collections encompassing painting and print-work.

Whatever your interest, you'll always find unique handcrafted pieces for all tastes.