The Holy Biscuit’s main aim is to encourage the production and exhibition of contemporary art. Exhibitions and projects are scheduled roughly one year in advance, mainly concentrating on supporting the work of emerging contemporary artists, as well as contributing to the dialogue between art, faith and religion. Artists who may be interested in exhibiting with us should consider how their work might fit into these contexts. The selection process is undertaken by the programme team, and while most artists are invited to develop projects, Holy Biscuit encourages artists and curators to submit their work for consideration.
Partnership and collaboration are key to the Holy Biscuit. The gallery has an established history of working with local and regional organisations, charities and community groups, including: The Biscuit Factory Foundation, Northumbria University, Empty Shop, The Percy Hedley Foundation, St. Dominic’s Priory Newcastle, Newcastle and Gateshead Art Studio and the Star & Shadow Cinema. Past partnerships have included Lindisfarne Gospels Durham, Designer Marketplace, NECLL, Crossings and Newcastle City Council. As the organisation grows in its vision and scope, so does its need for collaboration and partnership. The gallery continues to seek out relationships with likeminded organisations and individuals to achieve its vision.
External Gallery Bookings
As a means to generate income to support its vision, the gallery accepts private bookings from members of the community. While these exhibitions are not part of the official programme run by the gallery staff, the gallery supports those artists, curators and event promoters through social media and opportunities to cross-publicise.
In the case of a gallery exhibition booking, the gallery will not provide: insurance coverage for artworks, gallery technicians’ time for hanging the show, nor print publicity.