Exhibitions at The Point
27 July - 1 October
Celebrate the creativity of people and communities in Doncaster making and enjoying great art.
Stunning photography tells the stories of those who took part in the Arts Council funded Creative People and Places programme to give everyone the right to experience and be inspired by the arts.
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Together we are Greater 15.03.10 - 30.04.10
Origami exhibition inspires a creative response. The Together we are Greater exhibition at The Point by artist Jacqui Symons featured a 25 metre sculpture made from 2,500 suspended origami boxes.
Using second-hand paper like old newspapers, magazines, books and wrapping paper Jacqui made individual boxes which she arranged to create a colourful sea of pattern, text, images and shape above the visitor’s head which gently moved in the breeze.
Matroyshka 22.11.10 - 07.01.11
Artist Kate Sully invitee the people of Doncaster to enter a larger than life world inhabited by giant Russian Dolls and an array of other iconic childlike objects.
The collection of wall pieces and mixed media sculptures take their inspiration from some of the contemporary issues faced by the world today like recycling and the effect of money and gambling on society.
Reconnection 17.01.11 - 11.03.11
Artist Dan Jones drew a picture a day throughout 2010 to create a unique record of the changes in landscape, season and activity in the villages of Barnburgh and Harlington.
Unlike taking photographs, drawing needs time and consideration to really observe and consider a place and what makes it unique. Dan distilled this understanding into four sculptures, one for each season, which were shown alongside the related drawings.
Real Skills exhibition 27.05.11 - 16.09.11
The ‘Real Skills for Real Opportunities’ exhibition helped people looking for work look at the issues they face and how they can start to overcome them and take steps towards getting a job.
Artist Dave Gillan built an enormous installation which encouraged people to share their experiences. These views have been used by artists to create courses designed to use creative activities to help people gain the skills they need to find work. Click here to find out more.
We Are 21 26.09.11 - 11.11.11
To celebrate our birthday and show the diversity of what we do, we chose 21 current projects and collected stories from people of all ages to create an exhibition all about our work with the people of Doncaster.
This multimedia exhibition in the gallery at The Point included pictures, artworks, objects, quotes, films and voice recordings. Visitors discovered how we use creative approaches to support people back into employment or to create posters to raise awareness of dementia. Click here to find out more.
Shifting Perspectives 21.11.11 - 27.01.12
This touring exhibition combined beautiful images by a group of photographers with a personal connection to people with Down’s Syndrome.
Shifting Perspectives is an experiment in the power of visual imagery in changing and challenging perspectives.
The images are of everyday interactions: people playing football, going for a walk, having a day out at the fairground… But the people in the photographs have Down Syndrome.To find out more about the impact this exhibition had on Doncaster please click here.
Art + Play 20.02.12 - 13.04.12
A celebration of the imaginations of very young children. Artists worked with them in early years settings as a stimulus to create new gallery pieces. The resulting exhibition is fun and interactive for children of all ages.
For a guide to getting the most out of your visit to the exhibition click here
To find out more about the artists please click here
Sand House – The Elephant in the Room 02.05.12 - 29.06.12
The Sand House, a large dwelling carved into sandstone made Doncaster famous from 1850 until WW2. This exhibition recreates a 40-tonne Elephant and Mahout carving.
The exhibition will also feature a time-lapse video showing the ‘Elephant & Mahout’ being carved by artist Jamie Wardley. He will also be running school and family workshops and training days for artists interested in carving.
Visual Arts at Danum Academy 10.07.12 - 17.08.12
A showcase of the final work of the 2012 6th form including Fine Art, Photography and Graphic Design.
Practice What You Preach 2012 31.08.12 - 19.10.12
Visual arts lecturers from Doncaster College's Academy of Creative Industries stage an exhibition of their work which places value on them as artists, makers and designers.
With combined experience as artists and designers of more than 150 years, the show includes paintings, drawings, digital art, sculptures, textiles, photographs, ceramics and prints.
The Art of Communication 22.10.12 - 21.12.12
An exhibition in our Glazed Link and Cafe area inspired by International Stammering Awareness Day (ISAD) on 22 October.
Artists worked with people who stammer, at the British Stammering Association’s national conference (hosted by Doncaster Stammering Association), to create unique visual arts and music which captures both the frustrations and angst, and the positive successes, experienced by those involved.
Printout 05.11.12 - 11.01.13
The Printout exhibition celebrates the craft of printmaking. This exhibition brings together a collection of contemporary printmakers, working in different genres of printmaking.
Lithographs by Lee Turner, Collagraphs by Rosemary Firth, Woodcuts by Graham Firth and Monoprints by Jacqui Symons.
Sensory Mosaics 21.01.13 - 23.02.13
A showcase of large mosaics created by pupils and staff at Heatherwood Special School. Visitors to the exhibition can also add to a giant mosaic wall to create a new work of art.
Click here to find out how the project at Heatherwood School inspired this exhibition.
Collections 11.03.13 - 03.05.13
Collections are everywhere. Featuring photographs by James Mulkeen, this exhibition celebrates the art of collecting and the people who are passionate about their collections.
Meet Gary who has a collection of over 700 percussion instruments, or 3-year old Livy who collects found natural objects on walks with her family. Find out more.
Everyday Objects 13.05.13 - 06.07.13
Imagine having to make something new every-day for a whole year. This is the task designer Jason Taylor set himself in 2012. This exhibition shows off Jason's favourite objects from the project.
The exhibition will also feature photographs and videos of the processes Jason used to create the objects. To find out more about Jason's work, please visit his website: www.jasonmade.com/
Gallery closed for improvements 08.07.13 - 02.09.13
We’re busy improving our gallery. Funds from Arts Council England’s Capital Fund and the SITA Trust will help us improve facilities inside and create a garden outside for visitors to enjoy.
Inside we are improving access, installing more lighting, projection facilities and installing blinds so we can increase the types of exhibition we are able to programme. Outside the garden will be transformed with planting, screening, seating and artworks. We also plan to install a canopy so that the area can be used in all kinds of weather.
Film Showcase 16.09.13 - 05.10.13
A selection of beautiful films, shorts and stills documenting the creativity of people in Doncaster. The entire wall of our gallery will be flooded with fantastic images.
Featuring films produced in house at The Point, get ready to visit the seaside with Margot and go camping with pupils from North Ridge School.
Art + Science = 14.10.13 - 20.12.13
Bringing together the work of ten artists from the UK and overseas, this exhibition showcases art inspired by science.
Microscopic images, underwater photographs, painings, films, sculpture textile and more give visitors the chance to get up close with science in a new and exciting way.
Brilliant Women - Snapshots of Familial Gazes 13.01.14 - 08.03.14
Michelle Clarke-Stables’ combines her lifelong obsession with snapshots and memories of the numerous people that have inspired her in this exhibition.
Last year Michelle started to ask people share pictures of women who have inspired them and has used them to created new portraits for this exhibition including RT Hon Rosie Winterton MP.
Branching Out 17.03.14 - 10.05.14
Enter into an imaginative forest of artworks- this installation celebrates three-years of work by Doncaster young people.
Based around growth and change, the exhibition is a feast for the senses exploring sound, film and visual arts. Curated by young people for young people.
Georgie Meadows: Stitched drawings 19.05.14 - 05.07.14
‘Georgie Meadows: Stitched drawings’ brings together 20 textile artworks that explore personal experiences of ageing and dementia.
Meadows, a Monmouth-based artist and occupational therapist, crafts uniquely affecting and compassionate portraits, translating line drawings of people she knows or has cared for into stitched works. Click here to find out more about Georgie's work
Imagination Point 16.07.14 - 30.08.14
Explore, build and create with a feast of materials in our interactive Summer exhibition designed for families.
Let your imaginations run wild and enter a world of exciting colour and shapes, where you can explore all the art forms and much more!
Imagination Point gives you the chance to explore drawing, collage, music, puppetry, sculpture, architecture, dressing up, and reading, through exciting and inventive ways.
Famous Faces 10.11.14 - 19.12.14
Emma Wilson and adults with severe autism have used multitude of materials to create highly decorative, kitsch portraits of well-known faces including Einstein, The Queen, Ghandi, Elvis and Frida Kahlo.
Aspirations 10.01.15 - 21.02.15
What do you want to be when you grow up? Photographer Les Monaghan’s exhibition explores the answers people gave to this question using portrait photography to record their hopes and dreams.
A Right Up Our Street exhibition
Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants 07.03.15 - 13.06.15
Nick Sharratt, the illustrator behind drawings of Tracy Beaker inspires this interactive exhibition. Packed with stories, games, drawing activities, dressing-up and interactive exhibits.
Find out more about Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants
AniMotion 18.07.15 - 10.10.15
Get hands-on in our brand new exhibition all about animation with a little help from the world famous Aardman Studios.
Meet Morph, see your face come to life and fly around with wings, watch your friends become skeleton avatars and create your own animations. Suitable for all ages. Find out more
Shadow Sign 24.10.15 - 11.12.15
Shadow Sign explores the dramatic natuire and history of Bristish Sign Language using beautiful shadow theatre.
Brought to life by artist Jennie Pedley, deaf actress Jean St Clair and the local Deaf community. Find out more
Broken Beautiful 18.01.16 - 05.03.16
Visual artist Jayne Cooper explores the hidden beauty in broken and discarded things in this new exhibition.
Large scale paintings and Jayne's contemporary style makes her work easy for visitors to enjoy. Find out more
International Collaborative Drawing Project 14.03.16 - 07.05.16
Artist Ivan Liotchev works alongside communities to create giant colour filled drawings based around a global exchange of ideas.
Celebrate 08.06.16 - 16.07.16
‘Celebrate’ an eclectic mix of student work including sketchbooks, animated screen artwork and textile design.
Explore the creative process as well as ‘finished work’ of students from University Centre Doncaster, High Melton Campus in three themed mini exhibitions.
Right Up Our Street 27.07.16 - 01.10.16
A celebration of Right Up Our Street, three years of Doncaster communities making and enjoying great art.
From poetry to performance, film and radio, sculpture to design, the exhbition tells the stories of those who took part and the events they created.
Proud Gypsy Traveller 16.10.16 - 17.12.16
Mass media portrayals of Gypsy and Traveller communities are challenged in this exhibition.
Inspired by local artefacts and stories, community members have used social media, photography and film to develop communication skills.