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Conference Programme Fri 30th March – Sat 31st March 2012
22nd March 2012

The second annual Holy Biscuit Conference, in association with Morphé Arts, will explore art as recreation. Early definitions of the word ‘recreation’ often include the word refresh. Who or what is being refreshed as we recreate? And to what end? Friday 30th March 19.30 – Welcome, coffee and cake 20.15 – Fr. Dominic White – Sacred Dance: Can Spirituality be […]

New Music + A Love Supreme
8th March 2012

John Coltrane at the Guggenheim, William Claxton, 1960 It’s been an amazing week in music. Beach House confirmed their new album Bloom, a summer tour, and yesterday, they released their lead single “Myth.” Sufjan and Rosie are collaborating on a Split 7″, half of which, titled “Where Were You?”, was released. Sufjan/Son Lux/Serengeti have released […]

Conference
‘recreation’: Line Up Announced
24th February 2012

Owen Daily, Restoration, 2011 We are very happy to announce that the exhibiting artists for recreation are: Liza Cucco Alastair Gordon Cully McCulloch Lucinda Metcalfe Owen Daily recreation: 1st April – 18th April 2012 Preview: Saturday 31st March 2012 6.30-8.30pm In addition, we are also very pleased to announce our recreation conference speakers for 30th/31st March: Alastair Gordon – Director […]

Interview: David Lisser – ‘The Future 2, 3 & 4’
27th January 2012

David Lisser is an artist working and living in Newcastle where he graduated from Newcastle University in Fine Art in 2009. He is based at the Newbridge Studios in the city centre where he was recently involved in ‘Response: A Rural Urban Conversation’ with Visual Arts in Rural Communities (VARC). Since June 2011, he has been artist in […]

Commentary
Consider the Light
25th January 2012

James Turrell from THE VIEWMAKERS’ STUDIO on Vimeo. Without light there would be darkness. Light allows the eye to see and the mind to perceive, color, value, texture and shape. James Turrell’s exploration of light as an end unto itself, causes the viewers of his work to consider its power, and to experience its spiritual […]

Interview: Julia Tryon
16th January 2012

  THB recently did a studio visit and interview with Newcastle-based artist, JULIA TRYON and talked about her upcoming site-specific installation at Open Shop’s Stairwell Gallery, opening this Friday, January 12, at 6pm.   Julia Tryon’s work often blurs the distinction between photography, sculpture and painting, through the deconstruction and reconstruction of photographs of the […]

Recreation: A Conference & Exhibition – 30th-31st March 2012
13th January 2012

We are pleased to announce that our annual conference title will be ‘ReCreation, where we hope to explore the dynamics of art, faith and practice through lectures, discussions and a complementary exhibition. As The Holy Biscuit Community continues to grow to incorporate a wide range of artists from a variety of ages, backgrounds and training, […]

Commentary
New Year, Art & Fear
10th January 2012

Ten days into 2012 and I’ve finally laid out my creative resolutions for the year. I recently picked up my copy of Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking, by David Bayles and Ted Orland, in an attempt to jump start things. This book was mandatory reading back in uni-days. Although I […]