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:

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:

Welcome Home – A Virtual Gallery Takeover – Artist Sam Metz has worked with a team of 16-25 year olds to create and curate a virtual exhibition in a 3D digital space.

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 exhibitions:

19 September 2020 to 9 January 2021 Ted Lewis – Get Carter: 50th Anniversary Exhibition – Artists, illustrators and designers re-imagine the cover of local author Ted Lewis’ iconic book, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

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.