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Eating art is our community project, that showcases creations from diverse and disparate groups; Feels like Home, Chilypep, Trans Barnsley and Creative Recovery.

Funded and supported by the Know Your Neighbourhood Fund and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, it united locals to explore the art and design of objects associated with communal food sharing.

Guided by local artists, ceramicist Moz Khokhar and illustrator/surface pattern designer Ellie Mae Fisher, the groups created designs for mugs, tea towels and tablecloths.

In celebration of the project, this exhibition highlights their beautiful creations. In March, members from each group are invited to share a meal together, marking the collaborative efforts and creativity of nearly 100 local participants.

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS : I'm Sorry - September 23rd 2023

What’s in an apology?

When was the last time you said sorry…and meant it?

What are you sorry, truly sorry about?

Annabel McCourt was born in Grimsby in 1975. She is a diverse artist whose work ranges from lens-based gritty social realism to installation art, moving images, and architectural interventions inspired by fact, folklore and legend.

Her latest exhibition, I’m Sorry, invites viewers to discover the power of saying sorry and truly meaning it.

I’m Sorry isn’t a passive apology from the artist; it’s an opportunity for us all as individuals; introspection for the collective good. It’s not about flippant apologies, taking the blame for something we didn’t do, or over-apologising in fear of what others think. Instead, it’s about reclaiming control and discovering self-esteem, without fear or conflict.

It’s a secret ceremony, a private point or reflection, a confession without guilt.. whichever way you look at it, this is a power in saying ‘I’m Sorry’.

McCourt invites you to take a pilgrimage into the safe space of ‘I’m Sorry’, a multi-sensory transformational installation to embark on a deeply personal journey, before returning to daily life.

I’m Sorry will be open from 23rd September 2023 to 20th January 2024. 


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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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