Appreciate Art at The Biscuit Factory in Newcastle
Appreciate Art at The Biscuit Factory in Newcastle

Appreciate Art at The Biscuit Factory in Newcastle

Do you consider yourself a bit of an art connoisseur? Or perhaps you’re just casually interested? Well, head on down to The Biscuit Factory Art Gallery and find out what they’re all about today! As the UK’s largest independent commercial art, craft & design gallery, they have over a decade of experience. The ethos of the gallery has always been to provide a platform for local and national artists, support emergent makers, showcase established artists and add to the cultural landscape of the region. The huge scale of the gallery means that they are able to display the work of over 250 artists at any time, with a team of Curators hand-selecting work across a vast range of mediums. The Biscuit Factory was originally a real biscuit factory all the way back in 1870. The building has had a long history and, since then, has been a boxed game warehouse and a retail outlet for carpets and kitchen furniture. However, today it is a must-see collection of stunning art.

Is there a café on site at The Biscuit Factory?

If all this talk of biscuits has made you hungry, then you’re in luck! Enjoy brunch with a view at the gallery's in-house café; The Factory Kitchen. This is a large, all-day, independent café. They serve a seasonal brunch menu curated by chef Michael Waugh with inspiration from overseas and made with local produce. With a rooftop terrace, sheltered greenhouse area and fantastic views of the Ouseburn Valley, it’s the perfect place to catch a relaxing spot of brunch all year round.

Listed in The Times’ Top 10 Galleries to Visit, The Biscuit Factory is the UK’s largest independent contemporary art, craft & design gallery set in the heart of Newcastle’s cultural quarter. Their beautiful gallery spaces are set over two floors, displaying a range of contemporary fine art, sculpture, original prints and jewellery, quality craftsmanship and design-led homewares from over 200 artists every season. The 2D collection of work is vast and varied. They represent the work of emerging and mid-career artists and feature collaborative exhibitions with national agencies, arts organisations and initiatives. From limited edition prints to large-scale original paintings the collection holds a wide range of styles and mediums. Perhaps you want to spark your creative flair with their programme of creative workshops! Learn a new skill or practise an old technique under the guidance of professional artists. The Biscuit Factory hosts four seasonal exhibitions a year, as well as exciting collaborative showcases, cultural events and much more. Visit the website to find out what’s on at any given time.

  • Open 7 days a week
  • Opening – 10:00
  • Closing – 5:00
  • Free admission

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