Can we believe what we see? What we read? Is everything ultimately a “truthie”, just one among many alternative facts? What immediately speaks truth to me in Dave Tweedy’s work is its distinctiveness. This is not a rip-off, a take-off, an ironic commentary on X or Y, or propaganda. It is original, not derivative. And […]

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, […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

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