Barnsley Civic

Barnsley Civic
Hanson Street
South Yorkshire
S70 2HZ




01226 327 000

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photograph of spiral planetary nebula

International Images for Science

  • 20 December 2014 — 7 February 2015 *on now

These images will inform, question and inspire. Open to both members and non-members worldwide, images chosen by an expert panel of scientific photographers and scientists will be exhibited in Gallery@.

These final 100 images include photographs made by scientists for their research, as well as photographs made by scientific photographers to record science. Together they represent many, but still only a small fraction of applications of diverse photographic techniques currently in use.

These incredible images range from far-away galaxies to subatomic particles, using specialist imaging techniques such as ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR), time lapse and high speed, electron microscopy, thermography, macro and photomicrography, phase contrast microscopy and schlieren photography.


photo montage of people with inherited objects

What is Left?

  • 6 February — 6 March 2015

Roshana and Ellie have been travelling around the country, photographing 50 people in their own homes with an object they have inherited from someone who has died.

Hand-printed photographs, bespoke viewing chairs, recorded interviews and transcribed booklets combine in this intimately powerful exhibition that invites you to take part in a conversation with people lost, objects gained and the continuing relationship between them.

The project features portraits of local people from South Yorkshire and further afield, sharing memories that are sometimes funny, often poignant, and which collectively present an incredible national portrait of our varying attitudes towards grief, memory, inheritance and loss.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


papercut image by Matisse, showing blue nude

Matisse: Drawing with Scissors. Late Works 1950-1954

  • 14 February — 14 March 2015

The French painter, sculptor and designer Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was one of the 20th century’s most influential artists. His vibrant works are celebrated for their extraordinary richness and luminosity of colour and his spectacular paper cut-outs were his final triumph.

Matisse: Drawing with Scissors, a Hayward Touring exhibition from the Southbank Centre, features 35 posthumous prints of the famous cut-outs that he produced in the last four years of his life, when confined to his bed.

It includes many of his iconic images, such as The Snail and the Blue Nudes. A Hayward Touring exhibition from Southbank Centre, London.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


chinese protest poster

A World to Win: Posters of Protest and Revolution

  • 27 March — 13 June 2015

From the ‘Votes for Women’ campaign of the early Twentieth Century to the recent Occupy movements, the poster has been used to mobilise, educate and organise. Bringing together around seventy posters from the V&A’s collection, A World to Win: Posters of Protest and Revolution looks at the defining features of protest graphics, showcasing the work of diverse artists, graphic designers and print collectives.

It includes important new acquisitions, for example Rene Mederos’s poster celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, and includes loans from the Linen Hall Library in Belfast.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly