butterfly by Peter K Rollings

Kaleidoscope assembly

Kaleidoscope butterfly

Kaleidoscope butterfly installation


sponsors and supporters of Kaleidoscope


18 May to 29 June

Kaleidoscope is the collective name for a swarm of butterflies. Our butterfly themed Kaleidoscope exhibition is a showcase of all the different creative groups and communities that we work with here at 20-21.

We have included everyone: adults and children; professional artists and amateur enthusiasts; schools, community groups and other outreach workshops. We asked everyone to create their own butterfly using our special template and return them to 20-21 where they became part of a huge kaleidoscopic and colourful swarm of butterflies in the gallery.

The response has been incredible with well over 3,500 butterflies on display here in the gallery.

Butterflies are essential to the health of the world’s ecosystem, and provide a wide range of environmental benefits, including pollination and natural pest control. 56 species of butterfly in Britain and Ireland are under threat today from environmental change. The endangered Large Heath butterfly has made its home in the Isle of Axholme, the only part of Lincolnshire it inhabits. The shape of the Large Heath butterfly has been replicated in the templates for this exhibition, albeit at a larger size, to try to gain more public awareness of this endangered butterfly. Participants have been encouraged to think about how they can work together towards a better and healthier future.

Linking in with Kaleidoscope, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre is hosting free drop-in events that are suitable for young and old. Create a butterfly mobile, learn about how to grow a butterfly friendly garden, or make a butterfly feeder. Go to our Fundays and Events page to find out more about special these events and activities.

Kaleidoscope was created by over 3,500 participants including:

1st Frodingham Brownies

Althorpe and Keadby Primary School

Artists and members of the public

Baysgarth School

Berkeley Primary School

Bottesford Infant School

Bowmandale Primary School

Brigg Primary School

Brigg Wellbeing Hub & Do Something Different

Broughton Primary School

Caistor CofE and Methodist Primary School

Caistor Rainbows

Coneygarth Farm Day Nursery


Epworth Primary Academy

Frodingham Infant School

Gunness and Burringham CofE Primary School

Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase Landscape Partnership

Kirton Lindsey Primary School

Lincoln Gardens Primary School

Luddington and Garthorpe Primary School

Melior Community Academy

North Lincolnshire Museum

North Lindsey College

Old Brumby United Methodist Church Childrens Club

Old Brumby United Methodist Church Ladies Group

Panda Play Playgroup, Winterton

Scunthorpe CofE Primary School

St Mark’s Community Group

St. Augustine Webster Catholic Voluntary Academy

St. Peter and St. Paul CofE Primary School, Scunthorpe

St. Peter and St. Paul Catholic Voluntary Academy, Lincoln

Starlight Arts

Stick and Splodge Group

U3A Group, Ashby

Walkeringham Primary School

Winterton CofE Infants’ School

Winterton Community Academy

Wrawby St. Mary’s CofE Primary School


And supported by:

Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase Landscape Partnership

St Mark’s Community Group

Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire

Charlie & Jane’s Craft Co.