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As the UK’s largest arts, craft and design gallery, it’s no surprise that any new exhibition residing at the Biscuit Factory will be on a gargantuan level. But 200 different artists just in one exhibition? Surely they must be taking the, erm, biscuit. It’s true though: the galley’s Autumn collection will feature a variety of artists working in media as diverse as contemporary painting, print, glass, sculpture, textiles and jewellery.

Leading on from the success of his last show, Scottish oil painter Gordon Wilson is the headline name. His work is supremely eye-catching thanks to his bold use of colour and love of using heavy oils to create rich and engaging works based on ornate field systems and wild flowers native to the Scottish west coast. Other works include strong prints from Henrietta Corbett, stoneware and porcelain from Midori Takiki, and gold jewellery from the ABC Collective.

As with all their collections, the gallery are also exhibiting works by a number of artists from the north east, this time with almost 50 displaying pieces. Darren Mundy, Judith Appleby, Alan Smith Page and Bernie Wisniewsi are just some of the local names with work in the exhibition.

Some guarantees of ‘something for everyone’ might be pushing the limits of realism a bit, but with a couple of hundred artists on display, it’s almost certain that there’ll be at least one artist that really captures your imagination.

The Biscuit Factory’s autumn exhibition runs from Friday 4th September until Thursday 12th November.

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