The Holy Biscuit

About Us

Holy Biscuit is an arts organisation based in Shieldfield, Newcastle, operating on the intersection of contemporary art, faith and community activity. More often than not these worlds function in their own spheres without much interest in or knowledge of each other. Holy Biscuit brings them together under one roof. HB is not a traditional church congregation but as a creative project of The Methodist Church of Great Britain curates and supports exhibitions, workshops, events, screenings, faith activities and discussions as part of a contemporary arts programme which examines faith along with other social, political and cultural strands and themes. As we grow and evolve, we are exploring what it might mean to be a gallery and a community particularly within the context of socially engaged art practice, community activism and theological reflection.

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Hiatus and G*D talk
18th January 2017

by Alison Merritt Smith, Director of Programme and Development Holy Biscuit is delighted to host Newcastle-based artists Maria Abbott, Juliet Fleming, Alice Jones and Rene McBrearty as they present Hiatus. The group’s collective work profoundly grapples not just with navigating life after art school and establishing themselves in the often complex and confusing world of the […]

HOST: Chips in the Park
16th November 2016

Reflections from Rev Alison Wilkinson, Methodist Minister in Charge of HB. I’m often asked, what does a Methodist minister do? A few weeks ago the answer would be, I sat in a park in Shieldfield, sharing a bag of chips, talking with people. This isn’t my usual lunchtime stop, it was The Holy Biscuit’s launch of […]

HOST: Experiments in Art, Food and Shared Life
21st October 2016

HOST is an experimental art programme of shared meals, discussion and communal activities designed to test out notions of hospitality. The aim is to open up shared spaces where we can think critically and creatively together about the role that hospitality might play in communal life. Co-produced and activated by the community at The Holy […]

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