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.
'Pregnant Landscape'

Betwixt and Between | Gayle Chong Kwan | 02 Aug – 21 Sept 2014

  • 2 August — 21 September 2014 *on now

South Square Gallery is pleased to present Betwixt and Between, an exhibition by internationally renowned artist Gayle Chong Kwan. The artist will experiment with discarded and overlooked objects to create a new installation for South Square.
Visitors are invited to follow Chong Kwan in exploring the space between sleep, awakening, imagination and reality.
The development of Chong Kwan’s work often involves sensory activities, participative research, and historical or archaeological inquiry to create settings through which fantastical experiences can take place. Trainee Curator Charlie Booth says:
‘The multi-sensory landscapes Gayle Chong Kwan creates are beautiful and delicate in their creation. By unlocking the personal memory through the senses they offer a way for the audience to transcend everyday reality and access a more extraordinary realm.’
Treating the gallery as an experimental and exploratory site Gayle Chong Kwan installation will take the form of an unfinished and liminal forest, created using simple gestures as well as domestic and waste materials. Betwixt and Between will weave drawings, sculptures, and sound elements through the space, inviting visitors to partake in a sensory journey.

02 Aug – 21 Sept 2014

Suitable for

  • Any age


Free Event


Curl Up by Melina Busch

Indelible Shadows | Malina Busch

  • 4 October — 23 November 2014

South Square Gallery is pleased to announce that this year's Joan Day Painting Bursary has been awarded to Malina Busch. For the exhibition Indelible Shadows, Busch takes the subject of night as a starting point from which to explore the relationship between ephemeral experience, memory, and material. The artist explains:

'Night is an intangible, impermanent, but also central element of daily experience. I use the surface of the painting as a place to consider fleeting moments that are not fully understood because they are only glimpsed or experienced briefly.‘

Indelible Shadows brings together paintings that are both two-dimensional and three-dimensional. These pieces embrace a playful and experimental approach to painting, exploring the medium through a wide range of materials and approaches to the process of making. Folded and pleated canvas structures in strong opaque colours have been shaped, bound, and tied; reinventing the surface of the painting in order to produce something new. The resulting pieces fluctuate between our visual perception and the material ‘stuff’ that makes up a painting, inviting the audience to explore the tension between the visible and invisible.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Free Admission