22 August 2016
North East gallery puts small prints in the frame this autumn
A Newcastle-based gallery welcomes a touring exhibition of 150 fine art mini-prints as part of its new seasonal line-up – one of only six cities in the UK to host the collection.
The Biscuit Factory, the UK’s largest arts, craft and design gallery, hosts Leicester Print Workshop’s touring exhibition, Small Print International for two months as part of Northern Print’s renowned International Print Biennale – a celebration of the people and ideas involved in printmaking.
The Biscuit Factory is the most northerly gallery in the country to host the exhibition which tours the country until summer 2017. The exhibition includes artwork by 90 artists from 18 countries, consisting of 150 small prints of 100 square centimetres or less.
Alongside this print showcase, The Biscuit Factory will also unveil its new collection of contemporary paintings, glass, ceramics, textiles and jewellery; welcoming local painter Peter Hallam as the headline artist in its first floor Cube Gallery space with his new exhibition of distinct, abstract portraits.
Other highlights this autumn include Scottish-based artist Julie Dumbarton with her vibrant landscapes; Royal College of Art graduate, Sarah Wiberley with her contemporary take on 19th century Cameo glass; and maker Julia Wright who showcases her beautiful hand formed copper and silver jewellery.
Rachel Brown, general manager of The Biscuit Factory, says: “We’re thrilled to be one of the host cities for the Small Print International exhibition. This diverse, inspiring collection showcases a variety of printmaking techniques, and is perfect for those after an affordable print for their home.
“Alongside this, we welcome gallery favourite Peter Hallam as autumn’s headline artist and can’t wait for people to see his new collection of mesmeric characters based on real people he has met throughout his life.”
The autumn exhibition opens with a special launch event on Friday 2 September, 6-9pm, which is an opportunity for guests to enjoy a first-look and buy from the new collection.
The Biscuit Factory’s autumn exhibition, incorporating Small Print International, runs from 2 September to 30 October 2016. The gallery is open seven days a week and admission is free.
For more information about the launch event and autumn exhibition, visit The Biscuit Factory website at www.thebiscuitfactory.com.
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Housed in a former Victorian warehouse, The Biscuit Factory is set over two floors with exposed beams and brickwork providing the backdrop to exciting displays of contemporary fine art. Established in 2002, the commercial gallery exhibits a broad selection of original artwork by artists from across the UK, ranging from small craft to fine art. It also boasts a diverse collection of contemporary jewellery, design-led homewares, stationery and gifts.
The Biscuit Factory also has an in-house café, The Factory Kitchen, and an adjoining à la carte restaurant, artisan, headed up by North East Chef of the Year winner Andrew Wilkinson. In addition, The Biscuit Factory boasts a purpose-built function space, The Biscuit Room.
The Biscuit Factory is open seven days a week and admission is free.
Web: www.thebiscuitfactory.com | Tel: 0191 261 1103 | Twitter @Biscuit_Factory
About Small Print International
Leicester Print Workshop’s Small Print International comes to Newcastle. Comprising of 150 images measuring no more than 100 square centimetres; over 90 artists from 18 countries are represented, working in a range of processes.
Work was selected by artists Angela Harding and Wuon-Gean Ho and Jennifer Ramkalawon, Curator of Western Modern and Contemporary Graphic Works, at the British Museum. Together they have created a show that demonstrates the best in contemporary printmaking.
About the International Print Biennale
Northern Print established the International Print Biennale in 2009. The fourth International Print Biennale will take place across the North East of England from 16 September to 30 October 2016. The event celebrates the role of print in contemporary artists’ practice and is the only event of its kind in the UK.