An independent North East art gallery is drawing up its biggest ever programme of exhibitions and events this summer, inspired by creative talent here in the north.
The Biscuit Factory, located in Newcastle’s Ouseburn, has launched its new summer exhibition along with a diverse line-up of workshops, talks and a contemporary craft fair that spotlights artistic innovation from across northern England.
Emerging British artist Dan Cimmermann headlines the new summer show with ‘Northern Soul’ – a collection of portraits inspired by notable figures from the north. Dan will also be painting a large-scale mural of the northern inventor George Stephenson which will be on permanent public display on Boyd Street, Ouseburn.
Dan explains: “I see the paintings as replicating contemporary society through layers of paint and marks merged together with classical elements of portraiture and figures from history.”
“An independent North East art gallery is drawing up its biggest ever programme of exhibitions and events this summer”
Rachel Brown, general manager of The Biscuit Factory, comments: “With all eyes on the north this summer, we’ve developed a wide-reaching programme that really champions art, craft and design in the north. Our exhibitions reflect local and emergent talent alongside more established names and we have exciting events and workshops taking place throughout the summer. We hope that our visitors will enjoy what we think is one of our strongest seasons ever at The Biscuit Factory.”
The summer exhibition runs until Sunday 26th August. The gallery is open seven days a week and admission is free. For more information about the exhibition, talks, and workshops, visit thebiscuitfactory.com.