At the end of April we held our “Conjunctions” study day, a collaboration between the Holy Biscuit, Sputnik (the arts initiative within Catalyst network) and St Dominic’s Priory (Catholic church in the Ouseburn). Three weeks on, it’s time to reflect on the day and share those reflections. Around 40 people, all involved in some kind of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]