16 Stoddart Street

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE2 1AN

Mon-Sun, 10am - 5pm

What's On

The Biscuit Factory hosts four seasonal exhibitions a year, each featuring the work of over 200 artists, as well as showcasing collaborations with national agencies, creative initiatives and arts organisations.

Autumn Exhibition

The Biscuit Factory
Free admission
6 September - 3 November
 

This autumn we welcome painter, printmaker and sculptor Henrietta Corbett into the gallery as our headline artist for a multi-media solo show!

New work from Cheryl Culver, Raquel Alvarez Sardina, Richard Sowman and many more!

Introducing new artists to the gallery; Annie Waring, Deborah Grice, Jill Tate and Michael St. Clair.

Henrietta Corbett

The Biscuit Factory
Free admission
6 September - 3 November
 

Having studied fine art at Wolverhampton Polytechnic under Anish Kapoor and Nicola Hicks, Henrietta has become one of Leicestershire's most widely recognised artists, her work is currently represented by leading galleries throughout the UK.

Henrietta's prints, ceramics and paintings are rich in textures and simple forms. Full of totemic creatures, her work often depicts horses and birds standing in abstracted landscapes.

RHYTHM

The Biscuit Factory
Free admission
6 September - 3 November
 

This season's jewellery collection spotlights the art of rhythm in jewellery making processes as well as the finished pieces.

From rhythmically hammered facets and a repetition of shapes, forms and lines to dynamic patterns – the collection comprises a variety of fashionable pieces in a range of unique materials, textures and colour palettes.


Olivia Turner

The Biscuit Factory
Free admission
6 September - 3 November
 

2018 Open Contemporary Young Artist Award winner Olivia Turner presents her own solo show here at The Biscuit Factory.

Olivia Turner’s concern with spatial awareness is evident in her work, which continually plays with conventional ideas about spaces. Turner’s paintings look at perspective, composition and structure and are inspired by Brutalist architecture.

Creative Workshops

The Biscuit Factory
Various dates
Tickets available now
 

Spark your creative flair with our programme of creative workshops.

Learn a new skill or practise an old technique under the guidance of professional artists. Whether you’re interested in up-cycling furniture, learning how to do modern calligraphy or want to try your hand at pottery, our programme of workshops has something for everyone.

New workshops are always being added to the list, so keep an eye out for more!

Artisan Social

Artisan
Free Entry
Every Wednesday
18 September - 18 December
 
Eat and drink for less than £10!
 
Join us in our new social space Artisan for a different street food pop up every Wednesday featuring Fire & Dough, Phi Pie, Parm-O-Rama, Dosa Kitchen and Grumpy Panda.
 
 

Colour Collective UK in Conversation with
Karen Haller

The Biscuit Factory  
£5
Monday 21 October, 6.30pm
 
In collaboration with Colour Collective UK, Forum Books are delighted to welcome Karen Haller to discuss The Little Book of Colour.
 
With her unmatched expertise and over twenty years of experience, author Karen Haller- the leading international authority in the field of Applied Colour Psychology - demonstrates the many practical ways in which you can use colour to transform your life.
 

The Book Hus

The Biscuit Factory
Free admission
 

All summer-long, 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!

Wedding Open Evening

The Biscuit Factory  
Free (booking required)
Thursday 24 October, 6-9pm

Looking for the wedding venue of your dreams?

Enjoy complimentary fizz and canapes from our in-house catering team while exploring our stylish spaces, beautifully dressed for the occasion.

From magical festoon lighting in our outdoor courtyard and personalised stationery to Pinterest-worthy cakes and a new photo and GIF photo booth - our selection of handpicked suppliers will transform our venue on the night to help you visualise the possibilities for your big day.

Places are free but must be booked in advance.


The Biscuit Room & The Biscuit Factory
£5 - £20
Saturday 26 October, 10 - 5pm
 
Whether you’re interiors obsessed, or looking to shop small and local for bespoke pieces, the NQ exhibition of interior creatives alongside a programme of panel talks, presentations and workshops will offer you a day of the very best in independent interior inspiration from across the North and Scotland.
 
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Little Biscuits
Halloween Workshops

The Glass House
£15
Various dates
 
For October half term, things are getting a little spooky in The Biscuit Factory with our Halloween themed workshops!
 
With sessions led by professional art teachers and practising artists, Little Biscuits gives your youngsters, aged 7-13 the chance to take part in their very own artist-led workshop.
 
See below for our upcoming dates.
 
Tuesday 29 October:
 
 
 
Thursday 31 October:
 
 
 

India Amos

The Biscuit Factory
Free admission
31 October - 23 February
 
India Amos presents a new portrait series.
 
Classically trained at the renowned atelier Lavender Hill Studios, her artistic roots lie with the fundamental principles of drawing and painting, using her unique style to bring these traditions into the 21st century.
 
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Ouseburn Open Studios

The Biscuit Factory
Free admission
Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 November
 
The Biscuit Factory is stepping into Christmas this Open Studios weekend with a programme of workshops and pop ups guaranteed to bring festive flair to your home.
 
From bauble painting to weaving and neon, not to mention delicious winter warmers from the gallery's independent cafe - there's plenty to see, experience and indulge in over both days.
 
To book your place on a workshop for this weekend, please follow the links below:
 
 
 

The Winter Launch

The Biscuit Factory
Free admission
Friday 15 November, 6 - 9pm
 
Join us in November for the launch of our Winter Exhibition.
 
This Winter, we welcome Rob van Hoek as our headline artist bringing a collection of his beautiful cultivated landscape paintings.
 
Also launching, the new jewellery collection ETHICAL which celebrates sustainability and eco-friendly practices in jewellery making.
 
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Rob Van Hoek

The Biscuit Factory
Free admission
15 November - 23 February
 
Rob van Hoek is a professional Dutch artist who has exhibited in numerous exhibitions in the Netherlands, UK, Denmark and France. Rob is inspired by landscape, especially cultivated landscapes.
 
The patterns, lines, rhythms and shapes of (harvested) fields, a line of trees along a road, a solitary tree in a field, the houses which liven up the countryside; these are but a few of the features of cultivated landscapes that Rob explores in his meticulously detailed paintings.
 
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ETHICAL

The Biscuit Factory
Free admission
15 November - 23 February
 
For the winter season, our jewellery collection celebrates the sustainability and eco-friendly practices within contemporary jewellery making.
 
Highlights include delicate natural designs in recycled silver by Holy Mcafee and simple natural forms by Elizabeth Terza, as well as fairmined silver inspired by place and home, by the talented Hannah Louise Lamb and Sue Gregor brings some colour to the show with her bold recycled acrylic jewellery.
 
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100 Rings

The Biscuit Factory
Free admission
15 November - 23 February
 
Alongside our extensive collection of jewellery we present a new showcase of 100 rings.
 
Traditional precious metals and gemstones sit alongside resin, ceramic, paper, perspex and enamel, all handmade by over 40 independent contemporary jewellers.
 
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Light Up North

Artisan
Free admission
From 15 November

New for winter!

We're excited to announce a collaboration with Light Up North, with a brand new dedicated EL wire neon gallery with illuminated signs and artwork for sale.

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Festive Afternoon Tea

Artisan
£25pp
Sunday 1 & 8 December

For the perfect treat this festive season, indulge in afternoon tea in the stylish backdrop of our new social space, Artisan.

With a locally sourced and freshly prepared menu that draws on flavours of the season, enjoyed in a dining room which boasts working fireplaces and artistic decoration, our Festive Afternoon Tea is an ideal way to spend a Sunday afternoon this winter.

Christmas Lates:
The Thoughtful Night Market

The Biscuit Factory
Free
Wednesday 4 December, 5-9pm
 
Join us for our late night shopping events, each week with a different vibe, street food pop up and live music.
 
The Thoughtful Night Market is a specially curated marketplace of over 30 makers and traders with gifting in mind, presented by The Crafthood and Thought Foundation.
 
Plus street food from Parm-O-Rama.
 

Christmas Lates:
Fill your Stockings

The Biscuit Factory
Free
Wednesday 11 December, 5-9pm
 
Make your own stocking fillers for under £20, from necklaces to notebooks, with drop in and pre-book workshops, plus keep the kids entertained with creative sessions just for them.
 
Forum Books will also have a seasonal twist on their silent book disco.
 
Plus vegan street food from Grumpy Panda.
 
Workshops coming soon...

Christmas Lates:
Calm Before Christmas

The Biscuit Factory
Free
Wednesday 18 December, 5-9pm

Contemporary shopping, with the best of traditional festive feels.

This is all out Christmas cosiness, with a live 20 piece choir, hot chocolates on the terrace and luxury raffle.

Do a little good with proceeds from sales on the night and the raffle donated to our chosen charity.

Plus street food from Fire and Dough.

Dan Cimmermann -
George Stephenson Mural
 
The Biscuit Room, Boyd Street,
Free
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).
 

Hold your event with us...

 
Did you know that our historic building is available to be privately hired?
 
Choose our unique venue, located in the cultural quarter of the city for an unforgettable event experience.  
With a choice of design led spaces, award winning catering and a dedicated Events Co-ordinator on hand, we'll help you create an event that's bespokely you.