Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Call for Proposals: Outing Ageing

Outing Ageing

Exhibition dates: 30 September - 17 October 2013
Proposal Deadline EXTENDED: 13 July 2013

The Holy Biscuit is now accepting proposals for our autumn exhibition, ‘Outing Ageing’, curated by artist Kay Steven.


In Coming of Age, Simone de Beauvoir referred to old age as society’s secret shame. Ageing affects everyone. Whether you are old, feel old or are appalled at the thought of growing older, we want to hear your ideas and proposal for art works which will out ageing. This is an open call out but we are particularly interested in contributions which have a collaborative element to them and which have a relationship or connection to the area immediately around the Holy Biscuit in Shieldfield and Ouseburn.

Please send proposals to outingageing@gmail.com no later than 21 June 2013.


The final selection will be made by a panel led by Kay Steven, in partnership with independent curator, Hannah Marsden, and the Holy Biscuit team.

Kay won best in show at THB’s annual Advent exhibition in 2012. Kay’s practice is rooted in freeform textiles-crocheted and knitted pieces and sculptures emerge from a reflective exploration of connected and unconnected moments. Kay has chosen the title for the exhibition as she is interested in curating a show which puts ageing at the centre of conversations and communities rather than pushing it to the margins or hiding it. She is especially interested in seeing how artists both approach ageing and conceive of it in respect of ‘outing’ in the various media and contexts they work with.

More information about Kay Steven can be found at:

Note: There is no submission fee and no fee will be paid for selected work. At this stage we have no money to pay artists but we are applying for funding.

Monday, 13 May 2013

TRANSMISSION LAUNCH: The Holy Biscuit does the Late Shows

Late night opening: Friday May 17 & Saturday May 18 19.00-23.00
Exhibition: May 17 - June 22, gallery open Tues-Sat 11.00-16.00

The Holy Biscuit are pleased to present an exhibition by Newcastle artist Lorna Bryan and school children from NewcastleGateshead, inspired by the legacy of the Lindisfarne Gospels. 

FRIDAY 17 May, 19.00-23.00 there will be a chilled out opportunity to enjoy the work over some coffee and cake.

SATURDAY 18 May, 19.00-23.00
Be among the first to see this unique exhibition when The Holy Biscuit will be transformed into a big party, with fabulous music from BRASSY B and THE FUTURE PRIMITIVES, a bouncy castle, ice cream stall, tuck shop, games and more!

The stories within the Gospels were intended to be shared and passed on to future generations. In the same way, Transmission brings together drawings, sound and photographs to form short animations. These videos can then be passed on using contemporary means, through YouTube and via QR codes. There will be a chance to chat to the artist in person at both events. For more information go to our facebook event

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