Endangered & Extinct: Recycled Sculptures by Val Hunt
Saturday 14 July – Sunday 16 September 2018
Doncaster Art Gallery
The latest exhibition to open at Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery is a thought-provoking collection of sculptures by recycling artist Val Hunt due to launch on Saturday 14 July.
Themed around the issue of animal extinction and human impact on delicate ecosystems, this new exhibition sees drinks cans and plastic bags, among other items, sculpted into an assortment of colourful creatures, each representing a species now lost or on the verge of dying out.
Animals, exotic birds, fish, dinosaurs and species of flora, all on the edge or now extinct, have been made from a selection of throw away material, especially Val’s favourite medium, drinks can metal.
Also on display is a selection of endangered species from Heritage Doncaster’s taxidermy collection.
The exhibition, which runs throughout the summer, presents a message about recycling and preservation, raising awareness of why the creatures on show are endangered or extinct.
Val Hunt’s work has been shown in exhibitions around the U.K., Denmark, Japan, United Emirates, U.S.A. and toured overseas with the British Council.
Val has works in many permanent collections and won the Gold Award for specialist media in the Craft and Design magazine awards in 2014 and was runner-up the year before.
Doncaster Art Club Annual Exhibition
Saturday 14 July – Tuesday 11 September 2018
Doncaster Art Gallery
Doncaster Art Club’s annual exhibition featuring art works in many media for sale launches at the Museum & Art Gallery this summer.
Norman Evans, a long-standing and well-respected member of the Art Club will formally open the exhibition at a private viewing at 2pm on Saturday 14 July.
Doncaster Art Club is one of the oldest in the country and has held an annual exhibition almost every year since its inception in 1897. Its members have numbered many locally and nationally renowned artists and the club has a thriving membership to this day.
If you’re interested in joining Doncaster Art Club please contact Mike Shaw on 01302 536815.