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Shieldfield Art Works / SAW

About

Shieldfield Art Works (or ‘SAW’) is an arts organisation based in Shieldfield, Newcastle upon Tyne. It is a space to explore art, theology and community activism (formerly known as Holy Biscuit) and a stones throw from nearby art gallery The Biscuit Factory.

SAW operates on the intersection of contemporary art, theological reflection and community activism. As both an arts space and a project of the Methodist Church, Shieldfield Art Works are committed to understanding how these three spheres can speak, interact and learn from each other. SAW believes art and creativity are integral parts of human life, and with art’s unique ability to articulate, question and enquire, we can enact positive change in our communities and the world.

Shieldfield Art Work’s broad programme includes developing high quality art exhibitions, events, workshops, conferences and publications. Although we support all forms of art making and development, Socially Engaged Art is integral to our practice as an organisation, and is often used to discuss, question and give voice to local and global issues. We have a longstanding commitment to our community of Shieldfield, an area which has undergone rapid urban development. We also support emerging artists by providing opportunities for development, curatorial support and exhibition opportunities. 

SAW works with people of all faiths and none – artists, schools, universities, community members, charities, churches, community groups, artistic collectives and other partners. We gladly welcome people of all backgrounds to participate in our programme.

Visitors to SAW can enjoy free admission and free parking.

 

Opening Times

During exhibitions, SAW is open 11am - 4pm (Tue - Fri) (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
DayTimes
Tuesday11:0016:00
Wednesday11:0016:00
Thursday11:0016:00
Friday11:0016:00

 

 

Guide Prices

Entrance to the gallery is free. Free parking is available

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