Nic Salmon – 35 Years On

Nic Salmon photo of Garry in 2021Garry photo by Nic Salmon


18 December 2021 to 26 March 2022

Photographer Nic Salmon presents a series of fascinating portraits of individuals in Scunthorpe, separated by time.

Photographed in 1984, and later in 2021, fashions, hairstyles, and sub-cultures have changed, but in many, reminders of the attitudes and styles associated with their youth, are still present today.

“When I undertook my ‘street’ portrait project in 1984, I never thought I would be tramping the streets of Scunthorpe, 35 years later, revisiting those I photographed…”


Linked Events:

Conversation Cafe with Nic Salmon (Online Event)

22 February 1-2pm  FREE

Join photographer Nic Salmon and the team from 20-21 online from the comfort of your home for live conversation with the artist himself. Chat to Nic about his fascinating portraits of individuals in Scunthorpe.

*This is an online event, which will take place over MS Teams. You will require a computer/smart device and an internet connection to participate.

Visit our Art Tickets page to book your place and receive your link to join the Conversation Cafe.


Photograph Competition – Best of 80’s Scunthorpe

14 February – 16 March

Taking inspiration from Nic Salmon’s 35 Years On exhibition, 20-21 are going to be holding an online ‘Best of 80s Scunthorpe’ photography competition.

You can enter your photograph into one of our categories:

  • Best or worst 80s hairdo
  • Best or worst dressed
  • Best 80s celebrity lookalike

A winner from each category will be picked by Nic Salmon. An overall winner will also be picked by Nic. So start digging out those old photos ready for the start of the competition!

More details to come soon!