Marissa Weatherhead’s Spanish Table at The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle

Marissa Weatherhead, 'Two Lobsters', acrylic on board
Marissa Weatherhead, 'Two Lobsters', acrylic on board

Title:
A Table by the Sea

Times:
Daily 10:00 - 17:00

From: 2 Feb 2024

To: 17 Mar 2024

Venue:
The Biscuit Factory
16 Stoddart Street
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Other
NE2 1AN

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Heavily inspired by a residency she took part in on the Spanish coast, Marissa Weatherhead‘s collection of still-life paintings at The Biscuit Factory in Newcastle explores the notion of the table as a tool for both her and the viewer to connect with memory and place. Each painting is filled with vibrant and expressive coastal motifs and in situ drawings of shells, boats, harbours and interiors. 

She says, ‘The table started out as a compositional surface and over time became more dominant in its presence as a ‘stage’, a set or theatre that holds the objects in a moment of drama and, like a photograph, needs to finds its composition and centre to make the characters work. The objects are chosen for their sense of association that can take us beyond the mere moment of looking.

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