Here at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, we have six exhibition spaces showing a range of contemporary art and craft from local, regional, national and international artists.

Current exhibitions:

14 March to 12 September 2020Mandy Barker: Our Plastic Ocean– award-winning photographer Mandy Barker addresses the current global crisis of marine plastic pollution.

4 July to 3 October 2020 – Jamie Frost: The Way of All Flesh – expressive figurative woodcarving, ceramic maquettes and drawings.

4 July to 3 October 2020 Andy Cropper – Uncertain Spaces: Spirits of Place and Foreshadowing – realist paintings of night scenes discovered on urban explorations within the city of Sheffield.


Virtual 3D exhibition tours:

Heather Phillipson: TRUE TO SIZE (Virtual 3D tour) – take a virtual tour around this mixed media installation of stimulating, fantastical and furry sculptural narratives. Click the link to be taken directly to the virtual tour experience.

Mandy Barker: Our Plastic Ocean (Virtual 3D tour)– Mandy Barker addresses the current global crisis of marine plastic pollution. Click the link to view the exhibition in 3D on your digital device.


Forthcoming exhibition:

Virtual Gallery Takeover – Sense of Place – Artist Sam Metz has designed a virtual art gallery and she’s calling for 16-25 year olds to create and curate a virtual exhibition in this 3d digital space. Apply to take part now!

Postponed exhibition:

X Change – 10 contemporary artists from Scunthorpe’s German twin town Lüneburg.

Why not check out our exhibitions archive and read about some of the fantastic exhibitions we’ve had at 20-21 over the last 15 years?

As well as the exhibitions we organise for in-house, we also manage the touring of exhibitions to venues across the UK and overseas. For details of our current touring exhibitions, visit our Touring Exhibitions page.


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