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10 Minutes with Stephen Heward

10 Minutes with Stephen Heward

Stephen Heward has been a regular exhibitor at The Biscuit Factory over the last 6 years and this summer season he returns with his first headline collection of original landscape paintings. Stephen has exhibited work across the UK and his fluid and instinctive landscapes have become increasingly popular with visitors to the gallery and collectors, both nationally and internationally. He is entirely self-taught and works from his studio in North Yorkshire. We recently caught up with Stephen to find out more about the inspiration for his current work, how his artistic style has evolved over the years and what excites...

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Open Contemporary Young Artist Award Shortlist Announced

Open Contemporary Young Artist Award Shortlist Announced

The shortlist for our Open Contemporary Young Artist Award has been announced and we want you to choose our People's Choice Winner! Our Open Contemporary Young Artist Award profiles young up and coming talent from across the UK. Launched earlier this year, this national open call was a unique opportunity for artists aged 35 and under, working in a range of media, to submit work for inclusion in a group exhibition at The Biscuit Factory. From more than 600 entries, we have curated a shortlist of 27 artists who will exhibit with us this summer.  The overall winner, announced at...

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My Art: The Gregorys on the art in their life

My Art: The Gregorys on the art in their life

With numerous original works, 20th century posters and graphic art vying for wall space, Michelle and Martin Gregory from Blyth are avid collectors. Michelle spoke to us about their Peter Hallam collection and told us more about their recent purchases. We met Peter Hallam’s Frank first thing at the Living North Fair; what a character! It was an immediate emotional response; we instantly agreed he was coming home with us. Frank, Peter Hallam, 2016 The decor at no. 97 is constantly evolving; friends say our restored Victorian home is welcoming and unique. Our antique and bespoke furniture display my three decades...

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Curator's Picks: Spring Season

Curator's Picks: Spring Season

Spring has arrived along with a selection of new artists and artwork! Curator's Lauren Baker, Sam Knowles and Sam Waters choose their favourite works from our new Spring Exhibition... *** Lauren Baker, Textiles & Jewellery Curator Polly Fern, illustrator and ceramicist  Norwich, UK Polly Fern's beautiful illustrations were a huge hit last winter in the gallery. Depicting picturesque scenes of flower pickers and gardeners, hungry dogs nibbling French bread and families heading out for the day on a big red bus, Polly's whimsical designs are completely charming. Starting with wonderfully detailed illustration, Polly turns her creations in to both screenprints to...

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10 minutes with…Steven Lindsay

10 minutes with…Steven Lindsay

We catch up with Scottish painter and musician, Steven Lindsay, who headlines our new Spring exhibition, to find out more about his new collection and what excites him most about art...

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