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Call for Entries : ADVENT & ADVENTURE



Exhibition: December 1-20  
Opening Reception: Friday, November 30, 6.00-7.30pm

The Holy Biscuit is invites artists to participate in our second annual Advent exhibition, ADVENT & ADVENTURE, exploring the season of Advent and Christmas.

Advent is a season of expectation and preparation. For Christians, it is to commemorate the coming of the Messiah and the anticipation of His return. For the Western consumer it is the beginning of the hustle and bustle of the festive season. For some it is both and for some it is neither. We invite you to submit art works that explore these ideas of Advent, anticipation, and adventure this time of year.


We are open to submissions of art works in any form however in some cases, we may not be able to accommodate extra-large paintings, sculptures and installations due to space and hanging capabilities.
D-rings are preferred for 2D works; picture wire is acceptable. Artists working in installation will be responsible for installing their work and coordinating with members of Holy Biscuit staff.

Please submit JPEG images of original works to [email protected].
The deadline for submissions is Monday, November 19. Artists will be notified by Friday, November 23. Accepted works should be delivered to The Holy Biscuit by Monday, November 26, and must be ready to install.

If delivering by post, our address is:
The Holy Biscuit
1 Clarence Street
Newcastle upon Tyne


This year’s Advent exhibition will be juried by emerging Newcastle-based curators, Sheila Gonzalez and Hannah Marsden. Sheila and Hannah founded Situation Rhubarb, a unique non-venue based visual arts organization in 2011. They are currently working with artist Rebecca Travis to produce a site-specific exhibition at a home in Heaton. Sheila and Hannah are active members of the Newcastle arts community and are alumni of Newcastle University’s Art Museum and Gallery Studies MA program. 
More information about Situation Rhubarb and their work can be found at their website.


Jurors will give awards for Best in Show as well as other honorable mentions at the opening reception. 

Best in Show will be given the opportunity to have a solo show, or to curate their own show, at the Holy Biscuit. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us directly with any inquiries or concerns, at [email protected].


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