South Square Gallery and Centre

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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.
Christine Herbert

The Fragile Edge | Christine Herbert | 08 – 30 August 2015

  • 8 — 30 August 2015 *on now

Opening Event, Friday 07 August, 7 - 9pm.

Christine Herbert produces large, dynamic, colourful paintings using layers of acrylic paint on canvas and linen which are dramatic and exciting when viewed from a distance but also repay closer viewing, where the complex and often delicate layering of the paints can be seen.

The work is abstract and the impetus for it comes from Christine’s personal emotional responses to our interactions as human beings both negatively and positively with the physical, social and political world in which we live. The viewer does not necessarily need to know the subject of the paintings to be able to enjoy both their physical presence and the feelings they evoke.

This exhibition comprises a group of recent works which reflect both on aspects of the pollution of the oceans through our continued dependence on plastics and our spiritual connection to the planet through the yearly life cycle.

Christine is based at Brooklyn Studio in Hebden Bridge and has developed her very individual style of working whilst studying for her degree in Visual Arts in 2011 and in subsequent years.

Suitable for

  • Any age


To Draw is to be Human

To Draw is to be Human | Group Show | 05 September – 25 October 2015

  • 5 September — 25 October 2015

This exhibition brings together the work of five artists that use drawing as the centre of their practice; Narrative, Construction, Gesture, Mapping and Inscription could be seen as the key principles that these artists are investigating through their diverse practices.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Free Admission


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





01274 834 747

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