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.

Misshapes: The Making of Tatty Devine

12 April to 11 June

Scunthorpe Central Library, Church Square

Colour graphic for Misshapes: the Making of Tatty Devine showing a face themed necklace

This exhibition marking 20 years of Tatty Devine explores entrepreneurship, innovative British making and creativity. Jewellery, sketchbooks, photos and flyers tell their story against the background of social and cultural changes in London and the UK.

Tatty Devine founders Rosie Wolfenden and Harriet Vine set up a market stall in Spitalfields Market, London, after graduating from art school in 1999. Using found objects and materials, they challenged conventions, making and selling personality-packed jewellery with a strong DIY punk aesthetic. Their discovery of laser cut acrylic technology on a trip to New York in 2001 unleashed a whole new set of creative possibilities and ideas.

Creativity, self-expression and hand-making are at the heart of Tatty Devine. Rosie and Harriet have embraced visual storytelling and digital fabrication to create a growing body of work that continues to resonate with audiences around the world. Their work and collaborations have become markers of their times. Rosie and Harriet have worked closely with musicians, artists, designers and brands from Gilbert & George to Belle and Sebastian. In more recent years, they have used their jewellery to campaign for causes they believe in such as women’s equality.

Viewing the exhibition

As 20-21 Visual Arts Centre cannot yet open to the public under Covid-19 regulations, Scunthorpe Central is hosting this exhibition, displaying a selection of artwork in their first floor library. Opening hours will initially be

Monday               9.30am – 12.30pm
Tuesday:              9.30am – 12.30pm
Wednesday:               1pm – 4pm
Thursday:                    1pm- 4pm
Friday:                  9.30am -12.30pm

However, it is hoped that these hours will be extended as the weeks go by. Please be sure to check before visiting for current opening hours.

Conversation Cafe with Tatty Devine’s Harriet Vine and Rosie Wolfenden
26 April 7pm

Book a virtual table in our Tatty Devine Conversation Cafe live online meet-up, and join co-founders Harriet Vine and Rosie Wolfenden. They’ll share unique insights into the creation of the Misshapes: The Making of Tatty Devine exhibition and an in-depth look at the development of their aesthetic, techniques and creativity over the last twenty years. Free online event taking place via Zoom. Book your place through Art Tickets.

A Tatty Devine and Crafts Council Touring Exhibition

Arts Council England, Tatty Devine and Crafts Council logos