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 […]

Truth & Faith
27th January 2016

At the heart of The Holy Biscuit is a commitment to understanding the truth and impact of the Christian faith, not just in our work but in every fibre of our being. To be committed to the pursuit of truth is to be committed to all aspects of human existence and reality – the political, social, spiritual and emotional. Additionally we believe it […]

Hope & Expectation
20th January 2016

There is an expectation throughout the Christian story and faith that journeying through the darkness is not the end. Whilst experiencing the anguish of current suffering, there is a belief that this is a state of incompleteness, of something better to come. Marika Rose writes on the nature of hope and how it requires a trust beyond ourselves: “What better symbol could there […]

Community & Hospitality
13th January 2016

Through our programme of exhibitions, outreach, workshops, classes and gatherings, we want more than just a series of enjoyable events at The Holy Biscuit. Our activity is rooted in a desire to show hospitality and to open up ourselves to live life alongside others, giving time and space to listen and to engage with each other’s stories. We are striving to build community and belonging […]

Vulnerability & Fragility
6th January 2016

There is a well known Bible verse in the letter the apostle Paul wrote to the Philippians that begins, “whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing…think about these things.” It is a common misconception that to communicate the truth, hope and the joy of the Christian worldview, we must only think and create works that are ‘pure […]