16 Stoddart Street

Newcastle upon Tyne


Daily 10am - 5pm

What's On

The Biscuit Factory hosts rolling exhibitions throughout the year, as well as exciting collaborative showcases, cultural events and much more. Find out what's on and what's upcoming below.

Graham Rider

10 September - 18 November

Graham is a landscape painter, who has been practicing for over 40 years. With particular focus on the hinterland between land and sea, Graham’s work aims to capture the feeling of standing within the scene itself. His style of painting is more impressionist than photographic; conveying that which cannot be seen and directly represented in realism – the softness of the sand and the rustle of the grass.

Over the years, Graham has completed various commissions such as a triptych of Liverpool St Station for Railtrack (a project that now hangs in the National Railways Museum) and a painting of Covent Garden for Guardian Royal Properties.

Above work: Summer Over the Dunes

Millie Suu-Kyi presents Belonging(s)

10 September - 23 October

Winner of our 2020 Open Contemporary Young Artist award, Millie Suu-Kyi is a ceramic sculptor and illustrator who lives and works in North London.

We welcome Millie with a solo show of new work featuring 5 imaginary characters and their possessions, represented in both illustration and sculpture.

The inspiration for the show is a playful exploration into the relationship between people and their possessions, including how specific items can be used to both enhance one's outward appearance whilst masking one's hidden insecurities.

The People's Theatre
Scenes from 'A Northern Odyessy'

Sunday 9 October - 2pm
Free of charge - Donations welcomed

To celebrate the Winslow Homer exhibition now on at The National Gallery, The Peoples Theatre presents Scenes from their recent production ' A Northern Odyssey' by award winning Tynemouth born dramatist Shelagh Stephenson.

In this production she has imagined what happened when American artist, Winslow Homer arrived in Cullercoats and stayed for 22 months from 1881/1882. This exotic strangers encounters with the fishing community is the stuff of comedy, high drama, love and tragedy.

The People's Theatre is the leading non-professional theatre company in the North of England and one of the largest and oldest established in the country, located in Heaton.

Image courtesy of Met Museum - Inside the Bar, Winslow Homer 1883.

Coming Soon

Coming soon to The Biscuit Factory:

Ade Adesina

25 November - 30 January
Royal Scottish Academician and member of the Royal Glasgow Institute, Nigerian-born and Aberdeen-based Ade Adesina is a renowned contemporary printmaker.

This winter he presents a thought-provoking and timely collection: a visual commentary around the ideas of ecology and our ever-changing world, and the impact human footprints leave on our planet.

Ade has had successful exhibitions at The Biscuit Factory in previuos years, but this showcase will be the largest collection of his work we have exhibited to date.

To request advance viewing of Ade's collection, please contact us via the link below

Lucy Burley

25 November - 27 February
Lucy is a ceramic artist whose work is thrown on the wheel using white earthenware clay.
Lucy has developed a semi-matt earthenware glaze, which is smooth to the touch, to which she add oxides and stains to obtain a wide spectrum of colours.
Her work is both decorative and functional: simple shapes which make sculptural groups. Inspired by Giorgio Morandi’s still-life paintings Lucy's work emulates the same harmony of form and colour.

Janine Burrows

This Winter

A new collection from Janine will arrive in the gallery for Winter. Register below to request first look later this year

Janine Burrows is a designer, painter and illustrator from West Yorkshire. Originally from a surface pattern and printed textiles background, Janine applies techniques used in these areas to all aspects of her creative career.

Since her last exhibition with us Janine has exhibited sell-out collections at various locations including Yorkshire Sculpture Park.


Permanent Features

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

The Book Hus

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.