Exhibitions Archive

A wide range of artists and makers have exhibited at the 20-21 Visual Arts Centre since we opened our doors back in May 2001. It is a very long and ever-growing list, so keep checking back for updates on past projects.

Exhibitions Listed by Year


Introducing 2024


Pushing the Boundaries – Breaking the Mould

Entwined: Plants in Contemporary Painting

Jeremy Deller – Long Live Lincolnshire

Peter William Holden – Repetition Is A Form Of Change

One Minute Films Volume 11

Swords Into Ploughshares – Knives Into Jewels 


X Change

Hideaway: painting and poetry from the saltmarsh

Introducing 2022

20-21 Open Exhibition of Art and Sculpture

Nic Salmon – 35 Years On

Clare Morton – Fish Bones and Free People

Introducing: Ian Lee – 88 and Out

New Icons

Sue Austin – ‘Creating the Spectacle!’ #willshewontshe

Jane Hoodless – Changing Room


Jason Wilsher-Mills: Jason and His Argonauts

Alicia Paz – River Makers


Luke Jerram – Of Earth and Sky

20th Anniversary Exhibition

Luke Jerram: Museum of the Moon

Tom Hackett – Lying Low to Keep Afloat

Misshapes: The Making of Tatty Devine

Lisa Mortensen – Forms Felt

Melanie Tomlinson – Ghost Horses and Guns


Wow! Said the Owl

Ted Lewis – Get Carter: 50th Anniversary Exhibition

Jerwood Makers Open

Jamie Frost: The Way of All Flesh

 Andy Cropper – Uncertain Spaces: Spirits of Place and Foreshadowing

Mandy Barker: Our Plastic Ocean

Heather Phillipson: TRUE TO SIZE



Brick by Brick

Dark Horses

Ian Williamson: Villa Rosa

Introducing 2019

 Ian Kirkpatrick: Mythomania

White and Wray: Human Machines

Luke Jerram – Invisible Homeless

IOU Theatre – Speaking Tubes


Susan Simpson – Own Two Feet

Liza Dracup – Field Work

Waking the Witch


Maia Weerdmeester

Martin Smith – Machines in the Trees

Seiko Kinoshita and Dr Nate Adams – METABOLON

Grayson Perry – The Vanity of Small Differences

Jason Wilsher-Mills – Unexpected Engagement

Origami Open

Reveal the Mas – Caribbean Carnival Arts Festival

Michael Shaw – Sculpting Architecture

Murray Ballad – The Prospect of Immortality 

Naseem Darbey – We are Saved by Loss

Lee Coleman – Reprise

Introducing 2017

Hotel Drawings

Jane Walker – Lines

BBC Civilisations Festival: Treasured Belongings

General Practice – YellowBelly


Annabel McCourt – Electric Fence

Woolly Spires

Genetic Moo – Love-in-Idleness

Seasons – A Get Crafty Showcase

Drawing for Sculpture

Urban Art Now!

Louise Bourgeois and Collected Women

Space Cadets – Blood and Bone

Brick City

Jo Miller – Bones of Me

Paul Collinson – Dreaming of the Middle Ages

Luke Jerram – Treasured City

Beverley Porter – Circus Dogs, Retro Royals and Other Sins


Peter Mountain – Deconstruction and Reconstruction of an Army Tank 

Radical Craft – Alternative Ways of Making

Annabel McCourt – Icon/Iconoclast

Kirsty E. Smith – Deep Space Moolog

Martin W. Currie – The Intergalactic RayGun Consultancy

John Creighton – The Ambiguity of Appearance

Black Sheep – The Darker Side of Felt

Naomi Greaves – Paperology

Adele Howitt – Ceramic Landscape

Liz West – Our Colour Reflection

To Draw Is To Be Human

The Other Mountain – Contemporary Chinese Jewellery

Paul Crook – Northern Routes

Becky Fawcett – People Watching

We Are Not Alone

Re-making the Past

Tabitha Moses – Investment


Anthony Gormley – Field for the British Isles

Rachel Maclean – The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway…

Robert Koenig – Memorial Structure