The Civic

Exhibitions which are running throughout 2021 and the Spring of 2022 are part of our No Boundaries season!

No Boundaries is a yearlong programme of consultation, performance, exhibitions, commissions and artist development opportunities for artists with disabilities and from diverse backgrounds. 

You can find out more about our current and upcoming exhibitions by clicking the button below!

All our exhibitions are free to attend. 



5 February – 16 April 2022

We are Commoners might not be about what your first think. Our upcoming exhibition from Craftspace is all about the resources that we all share that haven’t been divided up or given monetary value; from a local park to the internet. This Craftspace touring exhibition highlights different “acts of commoning”, featuring both UK and International artists.


20 November 2021 - 22 January 2022

Photograph : Adam Summerscales

Adam Summerscales is a photographer living in Barnsley. Human Forest is a photography project which documents the artist’s experience of frustration and invisibility whilst moving through the city as a deaf wheelchair user. 


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Tuesday to Saturday: 10am – 4pm

Last admission: 3:45pm

The Gallery is closed Sunday & Monday

The Civic generally does not open on Public and Bank Holidays



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Perfect Imperfects

20 May – 17 July

Location: Gallery 

We are excited to welcome one of the UK’s rising stars and coolest new talents – award-winning artist Jasper Pedyo, for a major exhibition in his adopted hometown.

This young Zimbabwean artist whose family fled to Britain after political persecution put their lives at risk, has already won the prestigious 2018 Free Range exhibition prize in London for his striking mixed media paintings which feature a bold use of binary colours on stretched and shaped canvases.

Jasper graduated from Leeds Arts University in 2018 with a BA Hons. in Fine Art. He was the overall winner at the Free-range graduate show at the Truman Brewery selected by a panel of industry experts. He was also the critic’s choice graduate for the Financial Times.

Jasper’s paintings are highly influenced by the philosophy of Alexander Baumgarten, who coined the term ‘aesthetics’ in 1735. Aestheticism, to Jasper, is very important. Whilst combining influences from Pop Art and minimalism they “intend to provide viewer with an environment of visual bliss; the work’s purpose is to be experienced solely with an instinctive and physical response to its structure, colour, and surrounding space.”

Jasper has visited the gallery from a very young age and it’s great to see how his practice has developed over those years. We feel that Jasper has one of the most outstanding bodies of work that we have encountered and are thrilled it has been produced by an artist working only a few miles from the gallery door.

This young artist’s entire body of work is to be exhibited, alongside newly created works.

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