Shieldfield Art Works Blog
Now and Not Yet: What Next?
11th December 2015

Reflections for Advent, No. 11 Image above: Ruth H, What Next? 2015 I don’t know what to do now. What next?… When I posted this question on Facebook, I got 22 ‘likes’ in 12 hours (1). Not bad. This collective empathy for uncertainty and indecision was echoed in the comments: ‘Join the club!!’ said one […]

Now and Not Yet: Shadow Play
6th December 2015

Reflections for Advent, No. 6 Advent, time of preparation. For what do we prepare? Son of Man, Prince of Peace, Light of the World. God human. God vulnerable. God here. The light of the world casts a shadow.         No.           I cast a shadow. His light shines on me and my darkness shows its face. My shadow […]

The Holy Biscuit is partnering with Northumbria University’s Think Physics project and artists, for an exhibition and events to coincide with The Late Shows. This show will be an artistic interpretation of the science behind the sun, marking 2015 as the UN International Year of Light. We are looking for artists who are interested in […]

Call for Proposals: 40 Days in the Dark
29th January 2015

OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS Spring Exhibition at The Holy Biscuit EXHIBITION: 13 March – 2 April PREVIEW: 12 March, 6 – 8pm We are launching a programme of exhibitions to mark 2015 as the UN International Year of Light with our spring exhibition, inspired by the short film ‘Return of the Sun’. This short documentary […]

The Stars and the Angels of Christmas
18th December 2014

‘The Star of Shieldfield’ featured in the ‘Conjunction exhibition at the Holy Biscuit By Dominic White The Star of Bethlehem is one of the most powerful images of Christmas. Indeed, the stars have always fascinated and awed people. Why? The uncertainty of life makes us anxious. We can change much on the earth: flatten hills, […]

  Leonora Antunes During a week of retreat in Berlin, Dominic White (St Dominic’s Priory, Newcastle) stumbled upon the 8th Berlin Biennale…   Mining under sacred sites in South Africa; ‘exchanged’ ethnic minorities in Bangladesh; chemicals plants in China; racism exposed. The 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art continues its tradition of hard-hitting documentary art. […]

Writing out and out speaking ageing
18th October 2013

Rachel Magdeburg, Clamgram, 2013   By Kay Steven, Curator of OUTING AGEING   Inside the gallery What do you remember about learning to write? I remember a project notebook – and concentrating hard on the movement of the pencil. Creating little tails. Lifting the pencil at the right moment. There was a focus on the shape – […]

Call for Proposals: Outing Ageing
28th May 2013

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. THEME In Coming of Age, Simone de Beauvoir referred to old age as society’s secret shame. Ageing affects everyone. Whether you […]