Revelation in Disguise*
26th April 2017

In Present : Past Dave Tweedy has developed an increasingly pictorial language within his paintings. Drawing — literally painting — from personal and common memory, Tweedy interweaves and overlays historical and contemporary signifiers to create new-found (dis-)orderings of reality. At these intersections of people and paint, abstract and figurative languages conflate; familiar imagery is altered, […]

Mixing Bowl 14th March 2017
26th March 2017

It was great to see some new faces at the meeting and a good challenge that we felt it would be better to do some discussion in two different groups which worked well. After some lovely food, Alison Merritt-Smith opened up a topic for us to discuss. It really centred around a quote saying “Artists […]

Present : Past – New Paintings by Dave Tweedy
23rd March 2017

Holy Biscuit is pleased to host Present : Past, the first major solo exhibition of new paintings by Newcastle-based artist Dave Tweedy since he graduated from Newcastle University, and a major exhibition in The Holy Biscuit 2017 gallery programme. Tweedy’s large-scale oil paintings combine autobiographical references with responses to historic and current events from which […]

Mixing Bowl: ‘Come Closer’ by Anis Mojgani
14th February 2017

Come closer. Come into this. You are quite the beauty. If no one has ever told you that before, know that right now: you are quite the beauty. There is joy in how your mouth dances with your teeth Your smiles are simply signs of how sacred your life actually is. He made you and […]

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 […]