Now and Not Yet: New Beginnings
1st January 2016

Over the past few months we have been thinking a lot about who we are as an organisation, and how we want our programme to reflect that. As we look forward to a new year, we want to share some of our core values with you. We will be publishing a series of blog posts throughout January, […]

White-washed walls at The Holy Biscuit
12th November 2015

Back in June this year, The Holy Biscuit had the pleasure of hosting two students on a placement from Cranmer Hall, a theological college that is part of Durham University. Thomas Sharp and Rachael Garland visited The Holy Biscuit during an exhibition changeover time when no artwork was on display. Despite this, both Rachael and […]

Photo: A Barker Photos This Summer, we were excited to collaborate with artist Frances Arnold for Shadow Play, a project aiming to bring light into our community through art. Fran responded to the theme by creating playful activities for children at Hotspur Primary, members of our Painting for Fun class and visitors to Heaton Festival, where […]

  Leonora Antunes During a week of retreat in Berlin, Dominic White (St Dominic’s Priory, Newcastle) stumbled upon the 8th Berlin Biennale…   Mining under sacred sites in South Africa; ‘exchanged’ ethnic minorities in Bangladesh; chemicals plants in China; racism exposed. The 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art continues its tradition of hard-hitting documentary art. […]

Community
21st March 2014

transformation content at The Holy Biscuit Dr Tim Hutchings (Durham University) reflects on the themes of memory and community in Louise Mackenzie’s show transformation content and what community might mean within contemporary society. In transformation content, Louise Mackenzie defines “community” as “a social group built around common beliefs, shared memories, songs and stories”, and asks […]

Writing out and out speaking ageing
18th October 2013

Rachel Magdeburg, Clamgram, 2013   By Kay Steven, Curator of OUTING AGEING   Inside the gallery What do you remember about learning to write? I remember a project notebook – and concentrating hard on the movement of the pencil. Creating little tails. Lifting the pencil at the right moment. There was a focus on the shape – […]

Be Part of the Picture
3rd April 2013

The schools programme is well underway at the Holy Biscuit, with a calendar packed full of workshops for schools in our local area. This year artist Lorna Bryan has devised a project inspired by the Lindisfarne Gospels, to coincide with their much anticipated return to the region to be exhibited this summer. The aim of […]

Faith+Art
19th October 2012

Hello biscuit bloggers, first off let me introduce myself.   I’m Andy Barker, an intern here at the Holy biscuit, a Fine Art Graduate, photographer, music lover and someone who believes that art and God, or to put it another way, art and faith, can work together to form something beautiful. Not only that they […]