South Square Gallery and Centre

South Square Gallery and Centre
South Square
West Yorkshire
BD13 3LD





01274 834 747

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South Square is a visual arts resource centre based within a Grade II listed building in Thornton, Bradford, West Yorkshire. It is home to South Square Gallery, a grassroots exhibition space that showcases an exciting programme of contemporary art and related events. The square also incorporates a community space, artists' studios, fine art framer, cafe and exhibition spaces for local artists.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Artist studio or collective

Opening hours

February - December
Tues - Sun, 12:00 - 15:00
And by appointment.

Closed: Mondays, Bank Holidays and all of January.

Admission charges

Free admission, donations welcome.

Additional info

The centre includes a welcoming vegetarian and vegan cafe, open the same times as the gallery.

Wheelchair access to downstairs areas and stairlift to upper floor.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Shop by Samantha Donnelly

Sampler | Samantha Donnelly | 05 April – 25 May 2014

  • 5 April — 25 May 2014 *on now

Sampler showcases new and existing sculptural work that weaves together imagery and found objects to form a landscape of dislocated and interrupted representations.

The exhibition encompasses a series of new large scale collages positioned throughout the domestic architecture of the gallery space, quoting from textiles, such as needlecraft samplers. They are draped over beams, hang free from the wall and lie on the gallery floor. Each new transformation creates fantastical shapes and forms that add to the confusion and saturation of the work. Bringing together paper images clipped from magazines, drawings from advertisements, personal travel mementoes and staged photographs made in Donnelly’s studio, the work is overrun with repeated and interrupted samples of imagery.

Placed alongside the works are a scattering of found objects that mimic the images represented in the collages. Often fake, such as synthetic hair extensions, these objects dramatise a tension between nostalgia, the relic-like and the throwaway culture of modern consumerism.

All of the work has correspondences to real or desired spaces, evoked through alluring or enticing imagery. This creates a dream-like space within the gallery as glimpses of the real, remembered and imagined coalesce.

Join us for the opening night Friday 04 April 2014.

Suitable for

  • Any age