Open Contemporary Young Artist Award
Simon M Smith
Simon is a full time artist working from his garden studio in Norfolk. His designs are delicate and detailed, giving his canvases a soft, sophisticated quality. Some are more abstract than others and each is unique in its colouring and composition - but across all of Simon’s work there is a consistent air of gentility.
collection of new jewellery inspired by the theme
that’s fun to wear.
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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!
Little Biscuits Art Workshops
£45 per child
Bring your kids to The Biscuit Factory this summer for artist-led workshops.
Led by professional art teachers and practising artists, Little Biscuit Art Workshops provide hands-on guidance on activities such as clay modelling, lino printing and batik, as well as wire sculpture techniques.
Each week has a different theme and the chance to try three different crafts!
Click the links below to book your place:
The Book Hus
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!
In Conversation with
Sweet Sorrow will be published in July 2019 and is a deeply evocative novel about negotiating the rocky path to adulthood, a hymn to the tragicomedy of family life, a celebration of the deep, reviving power of friendship and the brief, searing explosion of first love.
In Conversation with
The Burning Land is a nuanced political thriller with a strong female lead, set in the post-apartheid land grabs in South Africa. Dealing with themes ranging from globalisation, environmental catastrophe, xenophobia, political corruption and grassroots activism.