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Did you know that 2015 is officially the UN’s International Year of Light? Over the next nine months or so the UN are carrying out a series of events across the globe to help promote light technology sustainability and raise awareness of how we use and harness the power of light in the modern world. The Holy Biscuit have decided to get in on the action and are also developing a whole series of events to mark the Year of Light, and their spring exhibition takes inspiration from the documentary Return of the Sun.

In a nutshell, Return of the Sun sees filmmaker Glen Milner examining a community in northern Greenland, who spend forty days every winter in complete darkness. Also tying in with the theme of lent, the Biscuit’s new exhibition 40 Days In The Dark is encouraging people to imagine what it must be like to live in total darkness for that long. For the group show, the gallery asked a variety of artists to respond to the theme by asking them to represent how creativity is a form of hope and a beacon of light to us in dark times. Partnering with Newcastle and Gateshead Art Studio and featuring work from some of their artists, as well as interpretations from Lorraine Udell, Fetlework Tesfaye and Kay Steven among others, 40 Days In The Park should prove to be an illuminating experience.

40 Days in the Dark runs at the Holy Biscuit, Newcastle from Friday 13th March until Thursday 2nd April.

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