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

New Fringe: Open Exhibition 2018
16th June-29th July

A diverse exhibition of visual art, including paintings, prints, drawing and photography by members of the New Fringe. The New Fringe is an inclusive Doncaster - based visual arts group which provides support to members and encourages them to develop their talent and artistic practice.  

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:


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.

September 28th - Myth & Muse: images of women in art’-

An exploration of the range of ways women have been depicted & represented in art from the Renaissance through to the 20th Century.

October 12th - ‘Hidden Meanings: Symbols in Art’ 

An exploration of the rich visual tapestry of symbolic representation in art. It will include examples from different periods including 17th century Dutch art.

November 2nd - ‘Frank Brangwyn’s First World War Posters’

Brangwyn’s war posters presented a strong message with dramatic images to generate a patriotic response, will explore a range of this work depicted in Brangwyn’s characteristic sketchy style.

December 2nd - Madonna & Child’

An exploration of this much depicted theme throughout the Renaissance, demonstrating its importance within works commissioned & the variety of ways in which artists approached the subject. Range of artists will include Raphael, Leonardo & other Italian Renaissance masters.


Family Fun at The Museum; exploring the new DCLC building

Saturday 21st July 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Join us for a day of family fun at the Museum as a new exhibition charting the development of Doncaster Museum is opened. Take part in archaeology themed activities, crafts, conservation and painting. Trace the history of the museum from Beechfield House to the current Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery, with a sneak peek at the plans for the new Cultural and Learning Centre - due to open in 2020.

There will opportunities to meet and talk to staff involved with the DCLC project and ask questions and learn more about this new exciting stage for our Services. Kid friendly.

Family Craft Activity Session - Traders and Raiders Theme

Thursday 26th July 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Learn about the Vikings and Anglo Saxons by handling replica artefacts and making themed paper crafts. Tickets: £1.50 per child, accompanying adults free. 1 hour maximum in busy periods.

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:

  • 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: 20 June 2018 15:04:11