20-21 Visual Arts Centre

21 Visual Arts Centre
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20-21 is a contemporary visual arts centre located in the centre of Scunthorpe.

The arts centre has a regularly changing programme of contemporary art and craft exhibitions. There are five exhibition spaces, including the impressive Nave gallery inside the former St. John's church and an outdoor sculpture courtyard.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Tue-Sat 1000-1600
Cafe open 1000-1500 (until 1600 weekends)

Closed: Bank Holiday Mondays
Sun-Mon

Admission charges

FREE!

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Design, Fine Art, Photography

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Naseem Darbey: We Are Saved by Loss

Naseem Darbey: We Are Saved by Loss

  • 2 March — 21 April 2018 *on now

The universal human concepts of life, loss, and hope are explored in Naseem Darbey‘s exhibition, We Are Saved By Loss.

Darbey engages with challenging topics through references to science, art and philosophy, and highlights the profound connection between the cosmos and the human body and the body’s ability to undergo constant change. The exhibition offers the viewer the opportunity to consider what it means to be human in the wider context of the universe through Darbey’s signature “hollow drawings,” that combine traditional textile techniques with lighting technology to interpret physical morphology and pathology. Although the exhibition explores serious, sometimes sombre themes, it also ponders and expands on the wonder of life and what is gained and created through loss.

Naseem Darbey: We Are Saved By Loss features the artist’s trademark 3D textile hollow drawing sculptural ‘specimens’ created by ‘drawing’ freehand on a sewing machine. Darbey focuses on the universal truth of pathological change and morphology in the human body. The concepts she explores provoke a conversation around disease and renewal as inescapable functions of the human form. These concepts in turn inspire audiences to think about biological processes and how each human is part of and in scale with the cosmic universe.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.2021visualartscentre.co.uk/exhibitions/naseem-darbey-saved-loss/

Murray Ballard: The Prospect of Immortality at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, 2018

Murray Ballard: The Prospect of Immortality

  • 31 March — 9 June 2018 *on now

The result of ten year’s unprecedented access and international investigation, Murray Ballard offers an amazing photographic insight into the practice of cryonics: the process of freezing a human body after death in the hope that scientific advances may one day bring it back to life. This Spring, this remarkable Impressions Gallery touring exhibition is coming to 20-21 Visual Arts Centre.

Ballard’s images take the viewer on a journey through the tiny but dedicated international cryonics community, from the English seaside retirement town of Peacehaven; to the high-tech laboratories of Arizona; to the rudimentary facilities of Kriorus, just outside Moscow. Currently 200 ‘patients’ worldwide are stored permanently in liquid nitrogen, with a further thousand people signed up for cryonics after death.

Whilst members have often been ridiculed for their views, Ballard takes an objective stance, allowing the viewer to consider the ethics of the practice, and to decide whether members are caught up in a fantasy world or are actually furthering genuine scientific innovation. Alongside fascinating representations of the technical processes, Ballard sensitively portrays the people involved, offering a human dimension to his account of this 21st century attempt to conquer the age-old quest for immortality.

Murray Ballard – The Prospect of Immortality is an Impressions Gallery touring exhibition and has been curated by Anne McNeill.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.2021visualartscentre.co.uk/exhibitions/murray-ballard-the-prospect-of-immortality/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Museums at Night at 20-21

Museums at Night at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre

  • 19 May 2018 4-8pm

Museums at Night is when galleries and heritage sites across the country open their doors for an evening of creative, cultural fun. This year 20-21 is going all things inflatable, inspired by our exhibition Michael Shaw: Sculpting Architecture. There'll be arts and crafts, games, competitions and more, so pop in and say hi!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.2021visualartscentre.co.uk/fun-days-and-events/

20-21 Visual Arts Centre
Church Square
Scunthorpe
Lincolnshire
DN15 6TB
England

Website

Venue's own website

www.2021VisualArtsCentre.co.uk

E-mail

General enquiries

20-21.epd@northlincs.gov.uk

Telephone

01724 297070

Fax

01724 297080

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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