Visiting the Biscuit Factory Art Gallery in Newcastle

Visiting the Biscuit Factory Art Gallery in Newcastle The Biscuit Factory in Newcastle presents over 250 collections of artwork at […]

Posted on Mar 27, 2024
Art Gallery in Newcastle

Visiting the Biscuit Factory Art Gallery in Newcastle

The Biscuit Factory in Newcastle presents over 250 collections of artwork at any one time as well as larger scale solo shows, collaborative showcases and cultural events. So it’s well worth a visit. As well as the many attractions to visitng the North East, those with an inteterst in Art would certainly enjoy attending the Biscuit Factory to view one or more of the planned events.

Find out about just a few of the events coming up below:

Hilke MacIntyre – Layers of Colours – 23 March – 12 May
For the first time at The Biscuit Factory we bring together a solo show of ceramics, linocuts and paintings by artist Hilke MacIntrye.

Hilke will be at the gallery to see her exhibition open on Saturday 23 March 11am – 12 noon. Join us – RSVP here!

Born in Germany, Hilke studied architecture at the College for Art & Design in Kiel, then worked across different architectural practices before moving to Scotland in 1995. Since then, Hilke has focused on printmaking, ceramics and painting. Her simplified figurative work, with bold shapes, strong colours and abstract pattern reflects varied influences including ‘primitive’ and folk art styles, early 20th Century European art and contemporary design.

Whichever medium Hilke works in, she builds layers of color and pattern searching for unpredictable and unexpected combinations.

Kirsty Adams – Ceramics Showcase – 23 March – 16 June
Kirsty Adams is an award-winning ceramicist, making wheel-thrown pieces for the home for over twenty years. She originally trained at Brighton Art College, and then on the potters’ wheel in Japan.

Kirsty recently designed a bespoke range for the National Trust’s Artisan and Craft Collection. She is a selected member of Design-Nation UK and Society of Designer Craftsmen and has been selected by the Michelangelo Foundation as a Master Artisan for their prestigious and globally renowned Homo Faber Guide.

This showcase presents limited edition, one-off and upscaled pieces from three of her prestigious collections taking influence from Iceland, Japan and Northumberland.

Mushroom Sculpt – By Threads in the Ground – 17 May – 23 June
Threads in the Ground is a climate hope organisation. Their latest project is a collaboration with The Biscuit Factory and Forum Books, taking recycled cardboard and adding a mycelium spore to create a new product – one that has the potential to replace polystyrene or be kiln baked to become weatherproof.

Using this material they are creating a pop-up bookshop – designed by Architects at Heatherwick Studio – which launches at THE LATE SHOWS on the 17 May. This pop-up structure will become a venue for a month-long programme of talks and curated book selection.

RE:BOURN – Saturday 13 – Sunday 14 April 10 – 5
We welcome RE:BOURN to our artisan space for a weekend of shopping pre-loved fashion.

RE:BOURN’s rare pop up events see curated collections of rare vintage, pre-loved, and deadstock designer clothing and accessories.

Wedding Open Day – Sunday 21 April – 11am – 2pm
Join us for our very first Open Day in Newcastle’s newest wedding venue: The Garden Room.

We’re opening the doors of our botanical oasis to host an exclusive selection of our most trusted wedding suppliers who will be sharing their expert advice to help you curate your special day.

This is more than your usual ‘open day’. Expect Q&As with suppliers, cheese & wine tasting, live music and much more.

Late Shows: ROOTED – Friday 17 May – 6.00 – 10.30pm
An evening of connection, community and climate hope. Experience our life sized pop up bookshop made up of eco material found in fungus. Surrounded by her headline collection Finding Hope, watch Northern artist Laura Pedley live paint, enjoy portraiture photography exhibition North East Heroes selected by internationally bestselling local author LJ Ross, listen to folk duo Miggins Fiddle perform original arrangements of traditional tunes and songs from Northumberland and beyond and shop sustainably with RE:BOURN a special pre-owned clothing pop up in our brand new space The Garden Room.

Gather and round your night off with locally sourced food and drink at The Factory Kitchen Supper Club.

Design Festival North – Tuesday 28 May – 12:00 – 6pm
Design Festival North offers a unique opportunity for Architecture and Design professionals to connect and interact with both familiar and fresh suppliers, in a laid-back setting. It’s like having their showroom come directly to you.

You’ll have the opportunity to speak to suppliers one-to-one about NEW products and technology, and how to go about integrating their products into your designs. Plus you can chat with fellow professionals in a relaxed social environment.

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 We’ll keep you posted with the latest collections and send first looks to registered clients!