Eight Views by Patrick Holley, Chris Lillywhite and Creative Arts: exhibition review

17 December to 10 March

Patrick Holley and Chris LillywhiteEight Views

Patrick Holley won the 20-21 Open exhibition in 2010 with his dreamlike, surreal and slightly disturbing artworks, combining collage, figure and portrait drawings, and repeated images. Growing up in North East Lincolnshire, he attended the Grimsby School of Art before moving to London to study further and go on to work successfully as a designer, art director and stylist for many household names within the music and advertising industries, before returning to Grimsby where he now lectures in design.

For his exhibition at 20-21, Patrick will be working alongside fellow Grimsby Institute lecturer Chris Lillywhite who creates film, sound and sculpture and is especially interested in the creative possibilities of adaptation and collaboration. Featuring sound and light alongside more traditional media, Eight Views takes as its subject 16th Century artist, author and soldier Benvenuto Cellini, whose famed autobiography chronicles tales of murder, violence and magic, alongside more mundane, yet evocative descriptions of the processes of designing and making his work.


20-21 Visual Arts Centre

Church Square


DN15 6TB

01724 297070

As well as collaborating with Chris Lillywhite the show also saw contributions from fashion tutor Jo Gollings and the vocal talents of Lee Byatt and Scott Gray. We were also supported by the very talented technical staff at westward ho especially Sara Mackenna and Mike Stamp. This cross discipline installation demonstrates the creativity and on going enthusiasm for collaborative work within the creative arts, built on the example and success of Lightworks.The 20-21 arts centre selected our show to illustrtate to the Arts Council England the high quality of work exhibited at the centre and to help secure its future funding .If staff are unable to visit the show at Scunthorpe , '8 Views' will be transferred to Lightworks 2012 , 16th March 6pm - 10pm at Grimsby Minster , St James Square .

See Below for a preview of the show.........