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.
South Square Speaks Exhibition

South Square Speaks Exhibition

  • 8 — 30 September 2018 *on now

South Square Centre is starting a new project that hopes to develop the social history of the centre and peoples’ experiences within it. We would like to gather experiences, memories and stories from people who use and visit South Square Centre to help us understand our history, legacy and vision for the future.

Alongside these recordings, we would also like to invite people to donate items to our ‘Time Capsule’. South Square Centre’s new tenancy lease will be for 99 years, and we want to invite people to consider what people should know about South Square Centre, its members and visitors, one hundred years from now?

This project is being led by our Events Trainee, Áine McKenny. If you would like to take part sharing your memories of South Square Centre or donate an item to our time capsule, please email:

Suitable for

  • Any age


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





01274 834 747

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