ARTIST ROOMS: Bill Viola
Photo credit: Bill Viola, Four Hands, 2001. ARTIST ROOMS, National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d’Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and Art Fund 2008. Photo © Bill Viola studio.
Exhibition dates: 19 September – 15 December 2018
We are delighted to announce that one of the world’s leading multimedia is on show in Doncaster for the first time.
A selection of work by renowned video artist Bill Viola is on display at The Point. Viola is internationally recognised as having been instrumental in the establishment of video as a vital form of contemporary art – his work tends to be simple in style whilst making use of state-of-the-art technologies. His video works focus on universal human experiences—birth, death, and the unfolding of consciousness—and his pieces are shown in museums and galleries worldwide.
This exhibition draws from the ARTIST ROOMS touring collection of over 1,600 works of modern and contemporary art. The collection is displayed across the UK in solo exhibitions that showcase the work of more than 40 major artists, and this touring programme gives young people the chance to get involved in creative projects, discover more about art and learn new skills. Since 2009, 40 million people have visited more than 150 displays at over 75 museums and galleries. ARTIST ROOMS is jointly owned by the National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. The collection was established through The d’Offay Donation in 2008, with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, and the Scottish and British Governments.
Our Assistant Director Helen Jones says:“We are so thrilled to have been selected as a venue for ARTIST ROOMS. To host an exhibition by an artist of such significance is a massive opportunity for Doncaster and we can’t wait for local audiences to see this work.”