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Newcastle art gallery the Biscuit Factory launches its new exhibition this spring, starting on Friday 2nd March, there’s a flourishing mix of new art, craft and design work. Encompassing contemporary paintings, prints, sculpture, glass and ceramics from more than 250 artists and makers, this is something very special for the Ouseburn Valley gallery.

Cornish artist, John Brenton headlines the spring exhibition with a collection of specially created sea and landscape paintings that capture some of the North East region’s most cherished locations on canvas, including Bamburgh and Lindisfarne Castle. There’s also June Berry, with her skills in watercolours, oils and etchings all part of a distinguished career. Showing an interest in people and their daily lives, Berry’s work has been included in collections of HM the Queen and also the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Print & Press – an exciting exhibition that highlights and celebrates printmaking in all its diversity through the work of local printmaker and tutor, Carol Nunan, and her students, both past and present are also welcomed to the gallery.

Visitors can also explore the gallery’s newly dedicated contemporary craft and design space on the ground floor, featuring a diverse range of functional homewares alongside sculptural pieces, which celebrate craft in its many forms.

The new exhibition launches with a special free event on Friday 2nd March, from 6pm until 9pm, featuring a range of exciting pop ups and artists demonstrations from local creatives, including Hexham Book festival, The Crafthood and florist, Wildlflower.

The spring exhibition runs until 20 May. The gallery is open seven days a week and admission is free. For more information, visit the Biscuit Factory’s website here.

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