The Biscuit Factory

The Biscuit Factory is an independent art gallery, founded in 2002 and located in the cultural quarter of Newcastle, Ouseburn. A former Victorian biscuit manufacturing warehouse, The Biscuit Factory underwent a sympathetic refurbishment, ensuring that many of the original and characterful facets of the building such as the beams and brickwork were maintained. Adding an upper floor, accessible by a bespoke staircase, provided a treble height atrium that allows natural daylight to flood through the centre of the gallery and provides what is now our headline artist's exhibition space. A number of artist studios were also developed on the lower 2 floors of the building housing 25 creative work spaces.

The ethos of the gallery has always been to provide a platform for local and national artists, to support emergent makers, to showcase established artists and to add to the cultural landscape of the region. The huge scale of the gallery means that we are able to display the work of over 250 artists at any time, with a team of Curators hand selecting work. We exhibit and sell original paintings, handmade prints, glass, ceramics, textiles, photography, furniture, design led homewares and jewellery. Receiving over 50,000 visitors a year our focus is on making art accessible and creating a genuine marketplace for artists and makers.

The business has also grown over the years in many exciting ways. We have launched our own charity The Biscuit Factory Foundation; which aims to nurture and develop the careers of emerging artists and we've opened a further two artist studio sites. The gallery also features an independent in-house cafe, The Factory Kitchen, with its own rooftop terrace. The business also boasts a number of hireable spaces, including our purpose-built function suite The Biscuit Room and design-led space Artisan, both of which are available for hosting stunning weddings and inspiring corporate events. In 2024 we welcome the opening of The Garden Room, a brand new event space inspired by Victorian winter gardens and glasshouses.

Contact details

Tel: +44 (0) 191 261 1103



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