Art centre will be bowled over if it scores a hat trick


Voting starts tomorrow (Friday May 1) for 20 21 Visual Art Centre in Scunthorpe to win renowned contemporary artist Luke Jerram (pictured).

The centre has been shortlisted three years on the trot and won in 2013 and 2014. The centre needs your vote.

It costs nothing to vote – all you need to do is visit Vote here and vote for 20 21 Visual Art Centre.

If 20 21 wins, the centre will work with renowned artist Luke Jerram to host a Museums at Night event on October 30 based on the theme of ‘1,000 clocks’.

Luke Jerram is known worldwide for his large scale public engagement artworks. Most recently, his giant installation Park and Slide caught the world’s imagination. His celebrated street piano installation ‘Play Me, I’m Yours’ has been presented in over 46 cities so far, reaching an audience to date of over six million people around the world.

The winning venue will be decided by online public voting – from 11am Friday May 1 to 8pm Saturday May 16. Winners will be announced at 9pm Saturday May 16.

If successful, the event is likely to involve a number of elements although the exact format is decided between the winning venue and the artist following a site visit. This could include:

The clock tower of the former Church of St John’s and why it only has three faces

The work of John Harrison, an 18 Century clockmaker who revolutionised sea travel and lived in North Lincolnshire

Visitors own stories, timepieces and memories

And if we can track it down, the British Steel Clock that stood outside the Binns Department store near Market Hill between 1971 and 1993.

Michelle Lally, Visual Art Officer at 20 21 Visual Art Centre, said: “It is crucial that people vote for 20 21 Visual Art Centre when online voting starts at 11am on Friday 1 May. We have been fortunate to have been shortlisted three times in a row (the only venue in the country to achieve this), and we have won two consecutive years too. We will be bowled over if we score a hat trick by winning a third time. Please, please vote for 20 21 Visual Art Centre – it is free to vote so show your support and let’s get even more renowned artists to the Centre.”

Currently showing at 20 21 Visual Art Centre:

Turner prize winner Antony Gormley’s Field for the British Isles – already attracted over 6,300 visitors

Chandelier of lost earrings comprising over 3,500 earrings by Lauren Sagar and Sharon Campbell

Variations on Normal by Dominic Wilcox

20 21 Visual Art Centre is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm. Free entry. Café and gift shop. For more details, visit: Click here