The Holy Biscuit

Inside The Holy Biscuit
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The Holy Biscuit was formed in 2010 with a vision to develop a creative hub that would enrich the cultural and social landscape of Shieldfield and Newcastle.

Motivated by the rich history of the Methodist Church in the North East, The Holy Biscuit continues in this heritage of social involvement by programming exhibitions, events and workshops that investigate purpose, belonging and belief and their relationship with artistic practice. We also support artists and creative groups to promote their work through the provision of exhibition spaces.

The Holy Biscuit works with schools and universities, charities, churches, community groups, artistic collectives and other partners to deliver our vision and promote social cohesion through creative projects. We welcome collaborations with like-minded organisations or individuals.

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Opening hours

During exhibitions we are open Tues - Sat 11am - 4pm. Please check our website for more details

Admission charges

Free Admission

Additional info

exhibition space | craft fairs | workshops | conference venue | meetings | training events | private functions | performances | lectures | demonstrations | rehearsal space | public forum | painting & drawing classes | dance classes | a home for your ideas…

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Legs video

Student Open Call Exhibition

  • 13 February — 3 March 2016

This collaboration between Rowan Mills and Phoebe McElhatton questions the sometimes overly serious nature of Art, transforming the gallery into a playful space using video, performance and music. Upon first glance, their videos appear to have been digitally enhanced, whilst in reality, surreal optical illusions were created merely using human bodies. The works aim to emulate the close relationship between the artists, capturing how two bodies can merge to become one. The artists play on the comedic potential of working as a pair.

The Holy Biscuit
1 Clarence Street
Tyne and Wear




(0) 191 447 6811

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