May 21, 2021 12.00 pm This story is over 36 months old

The Moon returns to Lincolnshire

A 20th anniversary special

By Local Democracy Reporter

The 20-21 Visual Arts Centre has reopened in Scunthorpe and is back with a bang, offering an illuminated replica installation of the moon.

The Museum of the Moon will be held in the main gallery of the centre, displaying a six metre diameter sculpture of the moon as part of the their 20th anniversary exhibitions.

From May 17 to June 5, visitors will be able to admire the moon sculpture as part of a touring exhibition by UK artist Luke Jerram.

Luke Jerram has created a number of extraordinary art projects across the globe. | Photo: Mark Bickerdike

The moon will feature a fusion of 120dpi NASA imagery, together with moonlight and surround sound composition by award winning composer Dan Jones.

The moon exhibition has been commissioned all over the world, including at Glastonbury festival. | Photo: Lukonic Photography

It has been rolled out across the world in recent years, being showcased as far and wide as Toronto, Milan, Beijing and Glastonbury Festival.

It also visited Lincoln in 2019 (see our video below).

Luke Jerram said: “It’s really nice to be back in Scunthorpe, four years after my last exhibition there and I’m delighted that Museum of the Moon is being presented at 20-21 for their 20th anniversary.

Luke said he is delighted to bring his moon exhibition back to Lincolnshire. | Photo: Mark Bickerdike

It’s really exciting that art galleries can at last reopen after being closed for so long.”

As well as the moon, the centre will be showcasing a 20th anniversary exhibition, detailing the unique history of the venue.

The 20-21 Visual Arts Centre in Scunthorpe. | Photo: Andy Poulastides

It is housed in the former St. John the Evangelist Church building, which was a place of worship until 1984 and stood derelict before being developed into an arts centre and opening as such on May 19, 2001.

Tickets will be free, but access to exhibitions will only be available for those who have pre-booked a ticket, which you can do on the 20-21 Visual Arts Centre website.