WESSIELING: Holy Chic
1st July 2016

Review of WESSIELING: Holy Chic, St Dominic’s Priory. by Sarah Davies, Holy Biscuit intern I entered St. Dominic’s Priory Church for the first time through an unassuming wooden door, stepping out of the grey Newcastle drizzle into a magnificent room with high, sweeping arches. The airy interior with the glowing colours of floral displays and […]

Theme and Variations: Recent Work by Michael Jarvis By Sarah Davies, Holy Biscuit Intern This exhibition of paintings and collages demonstrates the artist’s versatility, working in a variety of styles and media. His work demonstrates the importance of process, transforming images by obscuring, fragmenting or abstracting them. As the title suggests, there are common themes […]

en_counter: The Hidden and Unseen
2nd June 2016

In en_counter, we were invited to explore the hidden and unseen; the lost and the found; the familiar and the obscure; the personal and the communal. In these intricate maps, photographs and installations, we were confronted with comments and critiques of how we view our city and our community. We were invited to enter into […]

en_counter: Mapping Our City
26th May 2016

en_counter: Mapping Our City A response by Sarah Davies, Holy Biscuit Intern Image above: en_counter opening night at The Late Shows What are maps and what is their purpose? Generally they are used for recording physical features of the land such as rivers, mountains and roads. A map of a city is usually a tool for […]

Responses to “Your Deeds Don’t Define You”, No. 4: Urbanite Adrift Olya Bowers Image above: Olya Bowers, ‘Urbanite Adrift’   I hopped on the 192 bus to go the three miles down Stockport Road to lovely Longsight—“a far-out place,” I tell people. The bus was crowded, but a young woman moved her packages off a seat to […]

Responses to “Your Deeds Don’t Define You”, No. 2: Do your deeds forever define you? Imagining an alternative Michael Holland Image above: Lou Davis, ‘The Slow Unfolding of Grace’ The story begins with the creation of all things, the heavens and the earth, the sun and the moon, the seas and the land, the fish, the birds, the […]