Doncaster Art Gallery

Spring Exhibitions


After the Coal Dust: Photographs by John, Bridget and Freya Gill

9 March – 21 April 2019

After the Coal Dust is a powerful collection of black and white photographs of post-industrial towns in the north of England.

Taken over the past few years by Castleford couple John and Bridget Gill with their daughter Freya, the photographs capture the faces of people in some of the local communities that have been affected by the end of major industries, in particular coal mining.

The idea behind the photographs is not one of nostalgia for the ‘good old days’ but a dispassionate look at what comes after the closure of an area’s main industry.

Speaking about the photographs John Gill says “Although there has been some reinvestment and redevelopment several areas seem to have been left behind, and the photographs aim to show the people of these areas,”

“None of the photos are staged or posed, the aim is to get as close to reality as possible whilst still retaining some artistic appeal”.

Free admission


Terence Bennett: A Retrospective

27 April - 30 June 2019

Terence Bennett's painting displays a passionate relationship with landscape, his work revealing a deep and intuitive understanding of the beauty and power of the natural world.

This retrospective exhibition of paintings and drawings brings together work from a 60 year period, and includes images of the industrial landscape of South Yorkshire with which he found recognition in the 1960s and 70s.

Free admission

Please note these exhibitions are located on the first floor of the building which is not currently accessible to those with mobility issues.