Image Levitation Photogravure by Debbie Lee
Newcastle’s The Biscuit Factory is set for a special exhibition, with a tour of 150 fine art mini-prints forming part of its new seasonal line-up – and leaves Newcastle as one of only six cities in the UK to host the collection, which runs from Friday 2nd September until Sunday 30th October.
The exhibition hits our city as the northerly most venue of the tour, which travels the country until summer 2017. It includes artwork by 90 artists from 18 countries, consisting of 150 small prints of 100 square centimetres or less, all happening as part of Northern Print’s renowned International Print Biennale – a celebration of the people and ideas involved in printmaking.
There’s also a new collection of contemporary paintings, glass, ceramics, textiles and jewellery set to be on show; with local painter Peter Hallam the headline artist the first floor Cube Gallery space with his new exhibition of distinct, abstract portraits. Autumn also includes Royal College of Art graduate, Sarah Wiberley with her contemporary take on 19th century Cameo glass; Scottish-based artist Julie Dumbarton with her vibrant landscapes; and maker Julia Wright who showcases her beautiful hand formed copper and silver jewellery.
Friday 2nd September sees a special launch event run from 6pm until 9pm, for a sneak peak at the new collection, and the gallery continues to be open seven days a week with free admission from there.