Self Made | Derrick Santini

18 May 2024—1 September 2024Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-5pm Free with an Annual Pass (£5 / Free under 18s and registered carers)

Come face-to-face with some of the most famous people from the worlds of art, fashion, music and stage. Self Made is an exhibition of portraits of cultural icons from different generations and backgrounds, by Scarborough-born photographer Derrick Santini. We’re delighted to have worked with Derrick on this exhibition which will include portraits of Adele, Dame Judi Dench, Idris Elba, One Direction and Stephen Graham.

Self Made refers to Derrick’s own story of how he has shaped a professional career as a celebrated photographer and showcases the unique and inspiring individuals who have contributed significantly to British culture over the last 30 years.

About Derrick Santini
Derrick Santini was born in Scarborough in 1965 and attended St Martin’s CE Primary School and Graham School before moving to Harrogate where he studied Photography at Harrogate College. He holds a BA Hons in Photography and Communication from the London College of Printing (now LCC). His portraits have been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery and he has exhibited in the UK and internationally.

If you have visited the exhibition and would like to complete a survey to tell us your thoughts, please click this link.

Image: Dame Judi Dench © Derrick Santini

Follow the link to access the exhibition interpretation and labels in large print.

Large Print – Self Made | Derrick Santini. PDF (opens in a new window)

Opening Times
Tuesday – Sunday | 10am – 5pm

Last entry 4.30pm

Admission Prices
£5 Annual Pass – admission to both Scarborough Art Gallery and the Rotunda Museum

Free – Under 18s and registered carers.

There is step free access to and around the ground floor of the gallery.

Toilets are located on the first floor and are accessed via stairs. There is no lift to the first floor. There is an accessible toilet next door, a short distance away, at Woodend Gallery and Studios.

If you require any further access requirements, or information ahead of your visit please call the Art Gallery on 01723 374753 or email

For any press and media enquiries, please contact:
Jeannie Swales
Phone: 07968 953737