16 Stoddart Street

Newcastle upon Tyne


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.

Contemporary Glass Society

The Biscuit Factory
Free admission
Throughout the year we'll be hosting a seasonal rotation of contemporary glass artists in partnership with the esteemed Contemporary Glass Society.
Featured artists will be welcomed each season as we showcase a breadth of work that demonstrates the talent, artistry and skill in all aspects of contemporary glass art.

Fletcher Prentice

From Wednesday 14 April
The Biscuit Factory
Free admission
We're delighted to welcome Fletcher Prentice back to the gallery as our headline artist this spring.
Fletcher's work is a celebration of the natural world as well as a celebration of paint itself. Nature's exuberant characters and colours, as seen in exotic bird-life, inspire him, while more recently he has been drawn to the more domestic beauty of the birds and plants in his own rural garden.

New Light Prize Exhibition

4 June - 29 August
The Biscuit Factory
Free admission
Established in 2010, New Light celebrates and promotes Northern art, supporting both well-known and emerging artists by offering some of the region's best awards and opportunities with the biennial New Light Prize Exhibition, which is fast becoming one of the UK's largest and most talked about open exhibitions.
Most works are for sale, but please note as this is a prize exhibition the organisers have asked that any sold work is retained for the duration of the exhibition.

Light Up North

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.


The Biscuit Factory
Free admission
Browse one of the largest exhibitions of handmade jewellery here at The Biscuit Factory, with collections from artists and makers across the UK and beyond.
From recycled and eco-friendly materials to precious metals, find unique handcrafted pieces for all tastes.

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).

Creative Workshops

The Biscuit Factory

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.

We're slowly reintroducing workshops in 2021 - click the link below to see the latest additions and book your place!