Current Exhibitions

Arrivals: From the Caribbean to Doncaster

19 September – 31 October 2018
Doncaster Art Gallery 

An exhibition sharing the stories of people who travelled from the Caribbean between 1948 and 1973 and made Doncaster their home.

On 22 June 1948 HMT Empire Windrush brought a group of 802 people from the Caribbean to Britain. They had answered the British Government’s calls for people from the British Empire and the Commonwealth to come to the “mother country” to help fill the shortages in the labour market caused by the Second World War.

Photographs from Arrivals exhibition

The British Nationality Act 1948 gave citizenship to all people living in the UK and its colonies, including the right of entry and settlement in the UK. There was plenty of work in post-war Britain. Industries such as British Rail, public transport, coal-mining and the National Health Service recruited many people from the Caribbean.

However, the experience of those arriving in the UK from the Caribbean was not always an easy one. Many new arrivals would face prejudice and intolerance. Many others would experience home sickness after leaving family members behind.

This exhibition tells the arrival stories of some of the people from the Caribbean who have made Doncaster their home. The stories have been collected by Alex Watson through hours of interviews and conversations.

Free Admission


Open Art Exhibition

13 October – 9 December 2018
Doncaster Art Gallery

This winter we’ll be hosting our annual Open Art exhibition in Doncaster Art Gallery.  Now in its 17th year, the exhibition is open to artists and makers working throughout Doncaster and the wider region.

Open Art exhibition 2015

Open Art features artwork from all types of artists, ranging from those who are just setting out on their creative journey, to professional artists, and is open to artists from the age of five upwards.

All types of work are showcased, from paintings, prints and drawings, to sculptures, textiles and ceramics; we also accept photographs.

Free admission