Important Notice

Due to current CV-19 restrictions 20-21 Visual Arts Centre is temporarily closed. We will re-open when we can in line with Government guidance.


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:

Misshapes: The Making of Tatty Devine – The story of Tatty Devine set against the background of social and cultural changes in London and the UK. (Showing in Scunthorpe Central library)

Melanie Tomlinson – Ghost Horses and Guns – Melanie’s intricately constructed sculptures celebrate urban ‘edgelands’ and revisit the haunts and stories of her youth in Birmingham.

Lisa Mortensen – Forms Felt – Distinctive needle point felt sculptures exploring themes of duality.

Tom Hackett – Lying Low to Keep Afloat – Multimedia installation incorporating conversations collected by the artist during his journey along the full course of the River Trent in the summer of 2020.

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:

17 May – 5 June
Luke Jerram: Museum of the Moon – Luke Jerram’s stunning moon sculpture, measuring six metres in diameter, visits 20-21 Visual Arts Centre

17 May – 18 September
20th Anniversary Exhibition – Celebrating 20-21 Visual Arts Centre’s anniversary year, and twenty years of bringing quality contemporary visual arts to North Lincolnshire
More exciting announcements coming soon.

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 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.