The Art of Newcastle ~ The Biscuit Factory ~ Part 2 ~ Jan 2019

Still looking around in the Biscuit Factory, these are the things that caught my eye and that I liked.

Born in 1957 Rob van Hoek is a professional Dutch artist who has exhibited in numerous exhibitions in the Netherlands, UK, Denmark and France. Rob is inspired by landscape, especially cultivated landscapes.
Pratima’s love of art has been lifelong even though she originally trained as a scientist. Pratima started studying at various universities through their open study programmes and started making art, primarily in mixed media. Through her ongoing experimentation she has developed a personalised style of creating distinctive forms of composition, harmony and mood. The artefacts that frequently appear in her work are collected during her frequent travels throughout India, as she tries to encapsulate all aspects of the country including the magnificent sculptures, stunning textures, vibrant colours and vitality of the subjects.

I liked this chess table, though not sure how comfortable the spine~chairs would be!

Creations in wood by David Lightly & Ross Purves, otherwise known as The Wood Neuk
Zoe Robinson studied an MA in Fine Art in Northumbria University in 1999. For the past ten years she has been teaching drawing and sculpture. Zoe’s current work is animal studies with wire and mixed media. 


Phil McMenemy is a photographer based in Dumfries, Scotland. Originally from Barrow-in-Furness, Phil has worked in Engineering and as a Mental Health Nurse working with children but now is forging a successful career as an artist and gallery owner in south-west Scotland.
Malcolm Lewis is a self-taught decorative artist, designer and sculptor from Newcastle. With a free-spirited, creative flair, which he developed from a young age, Malcolm draws inspiration from organic matter and living creatures in order to design and create his quirky pieces that are truly one of a kind.  (Legs by Sophie and myself.)

Phil McLoughlin was a successful artist (as Phil Barker) in the 1970s, winning the prestigious Pernod Prize at the Royal Scottish Academy (1974) and two years later becoming a founder member of the Dundee Group (Artists), which included Jack Knox, Grant Clifford and Jack Morocco. In 1980 he began his doctoral studies and when commissioned to write his first book he decided to exchange art for a career in academia. By 1990 Dr Barker was Director of Studies at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Dundee and spent the next 20 years as a professor and psychotherapist in universities in England, Japan, Australia and Ireland, becoming one of the world’s leading authorities on mental health recovery. He returned to art in 2010 as McLoughlin – taking the name of his grandfather who had first encouraged his interest in art.


another three I can’t find the name of,

Loved these cheery little timepieces.
Mrs.Woods doing her hair.
My fave bird.


The doors to all the rooms in the gallery, all had handprints on them and you just had to use them!

Hacksaw and towel please.

Well that’s a smattering of the good stuff at The Biscuit Factory, but we’ll move along next time and find more arty farty stuff!

Stay tooned folks!

34 thoughts on “The Art of Newcastle ~ The Biscuit Factory ~ Part 2 ~ Jan 2019

  1. Please erase Pete’s name on my previous comment – I apologize. I had just read Pete’s remark to you and I just went and typed it in (senior moments are getting on my nerves!!)

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  2. Ohh very kool Fraggy, I liked so many things, but those handprint doors.. I want one.. or 5:)
    We have a place I’d love to shoot, but the lighting is gaud awful. Tried it once, almost threw my camera away !!! Another great adventure .. oh and I love both of those sets of LEGS :). Xxxx

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