16 Stoddart Street

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE2 1AN

Wed-Sun, 10am - 5pm

What's On - Art

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.

Current Exhibition

The Biscuit Factory
Free admission
6 March - end Oct
 
Featuring the work of over 250 artists, our current exhibition welcomes new faces and returning favourites into the gallery. Highlights include mysterious mythical prints by Pamela Tait, bold and colourful landscapes from Chris Cyprus and Michael St Clair alongside paintings of northern nostalgia by Sam Wood.
 
In addition to an eclectic mix of paintings, prints, glass, ceramics and sculpture, our spring show is headline by the Contemporary Young Artist Award - an exhibition showcasing vibrant artistic talent from across the UK.

Contemporary Young Artist Award 2020

The Biscuit Factory
Free admission
6 March - end Oct
 
Headlining our gallery programme is our annual Contemporary Young Artist Award, an exhibition featuring the work of 45 artists shortlisted from over 1200 submissions.
 
Now in its fourth year, the award provides a platform for new and emerging talent and invites the public to vote for their favourite piece, with the winner receiving £500.
 
Voting is now only available online.

TACTILE

The Biscuit Factory
Free admission
6 March - end Oct
 
This spring our jewellery collection features the work of five contemporary jewellers whose work explores the beauty of texture and movement.
 
From rhythmic mark-making and meticulous crimping to natural sources like rock and wood, this wonderfully tactile collection invites the wearer to touch the pieces as they are worn.

Winter Exhibition

The Biscuit Factory
Free admission
Launching Friday 13 November
 
We're celebrating the best of The Biscuit Factory this winter with brand new collections from some of your favourite artists.
 
This season, marking the end of a difficult year for all, we're seeking comfort in the familiar with collections from much loved artists Peter Hallam, Tony Marshall, Malcolm Teasdale, Gordon Wilson, Janine Burrows and more - headlined by a new exhibition from Deborah Grice.
 
Sign up to our newsletter to stay up to date with all of our Winter plans, including previews and presale announcements, and details of our new-look opening weekend.

Light Up North

Artisan
Free admission

Explore the EL neon light and illuminated art gallery by Light Up North.

Light up North makes bespoke neon lights and illuminated art using electroluminescent wire from their workshops in Saltburn by the sea, North Yorkshire. They blend technical innovation with artistic flare and a cheeky sense of humour.

Deborah Grice

The Biscuit Factory
Free admission
Launching Friday 13 November

Deborah Grice returns to The Biscuit Factory with the headline show in our Winter Exhibition.

Deborah's paintings are metaphysical in nature representing vastness and 'otherness'. She paints wild landscapes and weather systems interrupted by ethereal elements.

Sign up to our newsletter to be among the first to see her new collection.

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).