40 Days in the Dark at The Holy Biscuit
If you think it’s been a long cold winter in Newcastle spare a thought for the Inuit communities of Northern Greenland, who spend 40 days every winter living in complete darkness, and are the subject of Glen Milner’s short film Return of the Sun.
Tying together Milner’s film with the period of Lent is a new spring exhibition at The Holy Biscuit entitled 40 Days in the Dark, an exploration of light and darkness, and creativity as a form of hope. You can watch the video below.
Here Comes the Sun
The exhibition features work by an assortment of artists including a mixed media installation by Kay Steven, and ceramics and paintings from Ethiopian-born artist Fetlework Tesfaye.
If any further justification for this exhibition was ever necessary, it might please you to know that 2015 has been designated as the UN International Year of Light, although this may prove little consolation to the Inuits.
40 Days in the Dark will be open from 13th March – 2nd April, with a special preview available on Thursday 12th March, 6 – 8pm. The exhibition has been developed in partnership with NAGAS, an organisation providing creative opportunities to those who are, or are at risk of experiencing mental health problems and other forms of social exclusion.