Sculpture to come to life at Doncaster museum

Sculpture will come to life at Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery's new 'Beastly machines' exhibition. Pictured is In the Dog House by Johnny White.
Sculpture will come to life at Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery's new 'Beastly machines' exhibition. Pictured is In the Dog House by Johnny White.
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Sculpture will come to life at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery’s ‘Beastly machines’ exhibition, which starts on Saturday.

The collection of kinetic sculptures made by Derbyshire based artist Johnny White will be shown at the museum, www.doncaster.gov.uk/museums, between Saturday July 6 and Saturday September 7.

The humorous and interactive artworks were created using the latest micro-processing technology and are influenced by current affairs and play on words.

Johnny said: “My work has always had an element of humour, this is especially so in my personal kinetic pieces where it seems to be an unavoidable part of the process of making animated figurative sculptures.

“The choice of subject material has followed various themes, but is often a take on my personal experiences of the world.”

Alongside Beastly Machines, the museum’s Community Gallery will host a selection of artworks produced by the Sorrell Saturday Club. Eighteen young people from different Doncaster schools participated in the National Art and Design Saturday Club at Doncaster College this year.

During weekly sessions the group of young people had the chance to explore linocut and collograph printing, painting, drawing and photography, graphic and 3D design, and examples of all the different types of work they produced will be part of this diverse and stimulating exhibition.

Councillor Bob Johnson, portfolio holder for Regeneration and Growth, Tourism, Veteran’s Champion and Culture/Leisure said: “Doncaster Museum is a fantastic attraction and has lots to offer all year round. These exhibitions will showcase the work of talented young people and give people a chance to see Johnny White’s interactive artworks which have proved very popular at other venues.”

The Sorrell Saturday Club exhibition will take place in the Community Gallery from the Saturday July 6 to Saturday August 17.