16 Stoddart Street

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE2 1AN

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.

Exhibitions

New Light Art Prize 2024

29 June - 22 September

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.

The common thread through all the work New Light does is a deep belief that the visual arts matter and the North of England deserves to be celebrated. This year’s selection features pieces by some of the most talented artists working in the UK, and gives a particularly exciting insight into contemporary Northern art.

New Light Sculpture Prize

29 June - 22 September

Traditionally the New Light Prize Exhibition is exclusively for wall hung artwork, The Biscuit Factory is proud to host the first ever New Light Sculpture Prize for plinth, suspended and floor- based 3D artwork.

25 eclectic pieces have been shortlisted as finalists by The Biscuit Factory Curator, Sam Waters. The winner will receive £1000 and the opportunity to join the illustrious artists represented by The Biscuit Factory.

Lucy Martin Jewellery

28 June -

Contemporary fine jewellery with a unique sense of colour, composition, and asymmetry. Gemstone and metal are given equal importance in Lucy's designs. Carefully considered combinations of tone, opacity and cut partner bold, minimal handcrafted forms in blackened silver and yellow gold.

Setting aside perceived values of different gemstones and focussing on their natural qualities allows her to create beautiful and unique combinations with a strong individuality.

Events

Flavours of Summer

Throughout July
and August
The Factory Kitchen

Inspired by the flavours of summer and influenced by the gastro hotspots from Europe and beyond, Head Chef Mike Waugh has created a seasonal menu of special dishes, designed to be enjoyed al fresco.

So whatever the weather, in readiness for exotic travel or just to take some time out over the summer months, come along to our bright and airy cafe, with city wide views and rooftop terrace to enjoy a light lunch with wine pairings by Corney and Barrow.

Wellness Workshop - YANA Activewear

Thursday 25 July | 6.30 - 9pm
The Garden Room

Join YANA™ and a host of local brands for an evening celebrating wellness and sustainability, with female-led busineses.

Practice using breathwork to relieve stress with Clare Pritchard of CP Wellness Coaching; hear how Durham-based West Brow Co went from a kitchen-counter to global sucess; plus meet and shop from a range of female-founded local businesses.

Ticket price includes workshop, talk, and a glass of fizz and hand-made pizza fresh from The Garden Room pizza oven!

Coming Soon

An Evening with Annie Garthwaite

Monday 16 September | 7pm
Artisan

Annie Garthwaite is joining us to celebrate the publication of her new novel The King's Mother.
 
The King’s Mother takes us from the Wars of the Roses to the dawn of the Tudor age – and tells the story of those era-defining wars through the eyes of four women who shaped and suffered them: Cecily Neville, King’s Mother; Marguerite of Anjou, deposed Queen; Elizabeth Woodville, betrayed wife; and Margaret Beaufort, mother to an exiled son.

Reading from The King’s Mother Annie will describe all that these women did and were driven to do to win the crown for their sons and become King’s Mother themselves.

Anthony Marshall - Headline Exhibition

Coming in September
The Biscuit Factory

Local, and much loved artist, Anthony Marshall returns to the Gallery this Autumn for a headline exhibtion of his sought-after original paintings.

In vivid colour palettes and with expressive strokes; Anthony captures our Cities and Coasts; from Newcastle to Northumberland you'll find iconic landmarks and landscapes immortalised on canvas in his signature style.

Register to stay up to date with the arrival of Anthony's collection and the exhibition opening later in the year

Deborah Grice - Headline Exhibition

Coming in November
The Biscuit Factory

This forthcoming Winter season we'll be welcoming landscape artist Deborah Grice to the gallery to headline our busiest season.

Bringing a collection of new original works; expect atmospheric landscapes in oil and charcoal, inspired by the philosophy and aesthetics of the nineteenth century romantics that serve to lure the viewer into a sense of familiarity, before gentle provoking with the addition of incongruous graphic forms.

Register to stay up to date with the arrival of Deborah's collection and the exhibition opening later in the year

 

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 & Partnerships

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

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!

 

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.
 

Tyneside Cinema

Cultural Partnership with
Independent Cinema

Tyneside Cinema is a thriving arts hub and registered charity which aims to enrich people’s lives by thinking differently about and through film. Striving to provide a platform for marginalised members of our community, they're passionate about all aspects of film and its potential to nourish, connect, reward, celebrate and educate.

Dedicated to screening the best new releases from the UK and beyond, Tyneside Cinema are proud to be the home of great film in the North East and the region’s leading independent cinema.