Events and Exhibitions at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery

See below for exhibitions at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery and links to forthcoming events, art history lectures and life drawing sessions.

Current Exhibitions

Janet Buckle: A Retrospective.
21st April – 1st July

An exhibition celebrating the work of Doncaster artist Janet Buckle.

Janet has been painting for over fifty years, and this exhibition covers the whole of that period, bringing together a large selection of her pictures including work from public and private collections.

The subjects range from small intimate still-lives and vibrant flower studies, to large atmospheric paintings of the coal-mining landscape.

Community Gallery Exhibition

Northridge Community School
28th April - 8th June

A colourful display of artworks by children and young people attending the Northridge Community School in Doncaster.

Art History Lectures by Rachel Holland-Hargreaves

Lectures start at 10.30 am and last for an hour and a half. Each lecture costs £5 to be paid at the museum reception and includes refreshments. There is no need to book, just turn up on the day.

Dates and topics:

25th May - IN The WILD 

A look at how artists from George Stubbs to Henry Moore have depicted wild animals in their work. The lecture will also include images of wild animals from advertising campaigns by Guiness and London Transport


Looking at a wide range of works by the most famous of the French Impressionist artists, including some of his lesser known works.

6th July - ALL AT SEA

The coastline around Britain has provided a wealth of material for artists. This lecture brings together a selection, and includes work by among others Laura Knight, Lamorna Birch and Wilson Steer.

Life Drawing Sessions

Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery host monthly life drawing sessions. The sessions are aimed at all abilities, and take place in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Sessions times are 11am to 1pm and/or 2pm to 4pm (the morning session is repeated in the afternoon)

Materials are provided in the cost of the session as well as easels, paper and drawing boards.  Please note that the minimum age for attending these sessions is 16. 

Forthcoming sessions:

  • 19 May
  • 16 June
  • 14 July

Fees per workshop are £7.50 full fee or £5 concessions. Please note that tickets for life drawing sessions can now be purchased over the phone from Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery (phone 01302 734293), or purchased direct from the museum reception on Chequer Road. Tickets for life drawing sessions can be returned for a refund up to a week before the date of the event.

Forthcoming Exhibitions 

Doncaster Art Club Annual Exhibition
14th July - 9th September

Our annual exhibition of artworks by members of the Doncaster Art Club

Endangered and Extinct: Recycled Sculptures by Val Hunt
14th July – 16th September

'Endangered and Extinct' is Val Hunt's new educational exhibition. It is made up of birds, flowers, fish, reptiles that are now extinct or endangered. Everything in the exhibition is made from throw away materials, to promote creative recycling and raise awareness of why species are disappearing at such an alarming rate.

Your Paintings

The Public Catalogue Foundation photographs and documents oil and acrylic painting held in public collections across the country.

To look at Doncaster's collection please go the Your Paintings web site

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Last updated: 26 April 2018 11:22:51