Gallery II at the University of Bradford

Gallery II
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Whilst there is no formal academic department devoted to the Arts, the University fully supports and invests in its arts on campus programme, which includes theatre, music and visual arts. Gallery II extends beyond the boundaries of the arts venue into public spaces and places and plays a key role in the cultural life of the campus and the city, through its exhibitions, events, partnership projects and artist residencies. We seek to develop a process-based relationship between the artist, curator and our broad and diverse audiences. Our unique position within the University aids us in creating a dialogue between a range of contempoary art practices, providing a platform for debate, and works to foster engaged explorations into urgent social, political and cultural questions.

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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.
The Party Popper Machine by Martin Smith

Notes From Technotopia

  • 16 October — 10 December 2015 *on now

Notes From Technotopia interrogates the ways in which we think or dream about the future through past and present trends in technological development. This group exhibition gathers together works by international artists exploring obsolescence, automation, utopian and dystopian visions, politics of labour, subjectivity and even robot football.

It’s 2015 and the future is back on the table again. It may feel like an age since our televisions were dominated by science-fiction and Space Race news events, but with technology developing at dizzying speed and the threat and/or promise of machine-consciousness just around the corner, our appetite for dreams of tomorrow has returned. We live in a time that previous generations made wild predictions about and each passing day sees these proved, disproved or surpassed. A new tech-based economy is emerging, and with it complex relations to our environment, our work, our selves and one another.

Notes From Technotopia includes work by multidisciplinary artists and researchers from across Finland, Korea, Sweden and UK including Mika Taanila, Rudiment, The Frozen Music Collective, Giles Bailey, Shona Macnaughton, The Free Association, Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho, Martin Smith and Raquel Meyers.

The exhibition is accompanied by a programme of events and a publication. Co-produced with artist collective Black Dogs ( and in association with Recon Festival (

Suitable for

  • Any age

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




01274 233365

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