Introducing 2024

Installation by Hannah HillPainting by David AlthorpeA pink woven banner saying 'Craft till men think it's ArtA painting of a girl sat hugging her knees. With one arm in the air.Black abstract sculpture


27 January to 27 April

Our ‘Introducing’ exhibitions are small shows by locally based artists, offering the opportunity to showcase work their work in a professional setting. For our 2024 ‘Introducing’ season, we present a diverse selection of emerging artists, including photography, abstract and figurative painting, textiles and sculpture.

27 January to 6 April

Hannah Hill  
To begin the series we present photography graduate Hannah Hill in the gallery showcase. Hannah shares her archive of materials and photographs relating to her father’s time working at British Steel in Scunthorpe. 

27 January to 17 February 

David Alcock  
In the Linear Gallery, we start with Ropewalk studio artist David Alcock based in Barton-upon-Humber.  David paints ambiguous abstract paintings which allude to shifting landscape and the elements. He allows his artwork to evolve organically through, exploration of the painterly process. 

21 February to 9 March 

Abby Frances  
Abby Frances is a young artist from Scunthorpe who graduated from Leeds University with BA Hons Fine Art.  She currently works as an art technician at John Leggott College. Abby will be presenting a series of crocheted banners, with darkly humorous text, contrasting the softness and domesticity of crochet with hard edge, direct statements. 

13 March to 6 April 

Lottie Thompson 
From March we have student Lottie Thompson who recently graduated from John Leggott College in Scunthorpe and currently studies Fine Art at the Ruskin Drawing School – University of Oxford. Lottie paints large scale figurative paintings to communicate personal stories and local history as visual folk tales. She also writes poetry to accompany the paintings.  

10 April to 27 April 

Sam Larter
Sam Larter makes her work at the Calf House Studios in Bishop Burton, Near Beverley. She produces sculpture using discarded, free and donated materials. The sculptures, often taking a classic abstract form, look like they could be made of wood and steel, but Sam gives them a contemporary twist. Using ephemeral materials gives them a new lightness and sense of play.  

Introducing Portfolio Sessions with Turntable Gallery

As part of our ‘Introducing’ season and in partnership with Turntable Gallery – we are offering the opportunity to bring and discuss your artwork with industry professionals Dale Wells and Darren Neave. This is a great opportunity for artists of all levels to get professional feedback, career advice, or help resolving an artistic dilemma.

These FREE 30 minute session run on Saturday 2 March 1.30pm to 3.30pm and Wednesday 20 March 4.30pm to 7pm.
Location 20-21 Visual Arts Centre in Scunthorpe.
Please call our reception during opening hours to secure your place 01724 297070.