Rosie Opens 'Working Lives' Art Exhibition at the Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery

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27 Apr 2016
Dame Rosie Winterton DBE, MP for Doncaster Central officially opened the ‘Working Lives’ Art Exhibition
on Saturday 23 April at the Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery, Chequer Road, Doncaster.

Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery are hosting an art exhibition entitled “Working Lives” with paintings and drawings about Doncaster, its industries and its people.

Artist David Venables, gives a personal view of living in Doncaster from the 1950’s through to the present day.  In the works he charts some of the changes that have taken place over that period, both in
people’s working lives, but also to the architecture of the town.

David invited Rosie to officially open the exhibition which is on at the Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery on Chequer Road. 

Rosie said  “I was delighted to have been asked to open this exhibition which gives an insight into a heritage that we all share and that has helped to shape our communities and the people we are now.  I was very interested to see how David has portrayed the changes that have taken place in Doncaster over the past 60 years or more.”

The works on display include iconic images from Doncaster’s history, including workers at the Plant, and Tuby’s famous Fun Fair, local collieries, small engineering works and the market, including old streets, chapels and pubs that are no longer there. The paintings are in acrylic and the drawings are mainly charcoal. 

The exhibition runs from 23 April until 25 June and is on throughout the Doncaster Heritage Festival 2016 (2nd – 15th May) which celebrates the borough’s rich and varied history and explores the stories of local
people.  

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Rosie Winterton MP for Doncaster Central
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