Gallery II at the University of Bradford

Gallery II at the University of Bradford
Chesham Building
University of Bradford
West Yorkshire




01274 233365

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Gallery II is part of the University of Bradford. It was opened in 1994 with support from the Foundation for Sports and Arts. Since that time it has exhibited works by local, regional, national and international artists. We have 2 or 3 seasons of exhibitions a year and Gallery II also plays host to music and theatre events in conjunction with the Tasmin Little Music Centre and Theatre in the Mill, which are also located on campus.

The gallery is currently looking for submissions for Spring/Summer 07, for details see

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Opening hours

Open during exhibitions
Mon, Tues, Wed Fri 11.00 -17.00
Thurs 11.00-18.00

Admission charges


Additional info

Because the gallery is housed on campus, all the main University facilities (cash point, bookshop, numerous cafes) are also readily accessible.

Collection details

Fine Art

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Example of artist Paul Coldwell's print work

Paul Coldwell - Material Things: Sculpture and Prints

  • 13 March — 7 May 2015 *on now

Gallery II is proud to present the first exhibition that brings together sculpture and print works by London-based artist and educator Paul Coldwell. Bronze and resin-casted objects, bookworks, photo-etchings and digital prints produced for a variety of contexts over the last sixteen years are re-presented and placed into dialogue in this exhibition.

With a diverse range of references and sources of‌ inspiration – including news reportage of the Bosnian conflict in the mid 90s, avant-garde composer Steve Reich’s speech melodies, 19th Century Italian modernist Giorgio Morandi, The Freud Museum, and Captain Scott’s expedition of the Antarctic - for Coldfield the opportunity to exhibit these works in one place ‘presents an exciting challenge and the opportunity to see how this work, much of which was originally made for specific locations, might speak unaccompanied.’

Coldfield’s relationship to Bradford and the North has been developed through his role as guest curator of the Artist’s Folio exhibition at Cartwright Hall in 2014 and his participation in the Northern Print biennials. The University of Bradford’s Curator of Art Amy Charlesworth feels that the exhibition resonates especially well in this location: ‘The University’s permanent art collection holds some significant print works by artists such as Ceri Richards, David Hockney, John Piper, Derek Boshier and Sidney Noland. Moreover the history of the print biennials held in Bradford from the late 1950s to 1990s is a pertinent landscape through which to approach Coldwell’s investment in the print medium.’

Material Things: Sculpture and Prints runs from March 13th to Thursday May 7th. Gallery II is open Monday to Friday 11am - 5pm (Thursdays until 6pm). The exhibition has an opening on Thursday 12th March from 5pm that all are welcome to attend.

A special discussion event with the artist and an invited panel will take place in May, details to be announced.

Suitable for

  • Any age