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Major artist exhibition coming to Doncaster under deal with Tate and National Galleries of Scotland

Staff at The Point Arts Centre in Doncaster
Staff at The Point Arts Centre in Doncaster

Bosses at a Doncaster arts centre have confirmed a deal with two of Britain's biggest art galleries which will bring a major exhibition to the borough.

Bosses at a Doncaster arts centre have confirmed a deal with two of Britain's biggest art galleries which will bring a major exhibition to the borough.

The Point arts centre, on South Parade, will be used for a three month exhibition from The Tate Gallery and National Galleries of Scotland, which is due to start in September.

It will see an installation from the American artist Bill Viola, as part of a scheme called Artists Room.

The Point spokeswoman Amy Archer-Williams said: "Bill is an international renowned artist, well known for Four Hands, a multisensory video work.

"It seems like a really exciting thing to be coming to The Point, work by one of the people who pioneered video art. It is part of a collection jointly owned by the Tate and National Galleries of Scotland."

The 67-year-old artist's own website describes him as internationally recognized as one of today’s leading artists.

If added: "He has been instrumental in the establishment of video as a vital form of contemporary art, and in so doing has helped to greatly expand its scope in terms of technology, content, and historical reach. For 40 years he has created videotapes, architectural video installations, sound environments, electronic music performances, flat panel video pieces, and works for television broadcast. "

His previous exhibitions include Bill Viola: Installations and Videotapes, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1987. In 1997 the Whitney Museum of American Art organized Bill Viola: A 25-Year Survey that included over 35 installations and videotapes and traveled for two years to six museums in the United States and Europe.

His work has already been exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Artist Rooms is a touring collection of over 1,600 works of modern and contemporary art. The collection is displayed in museums and galleries across the UK through a programme of solo exhibitions that showcase the work of 40 major international artists.

It is jointly owned by the National Galleries of Scotland and Tate.