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.
in the making...

In the Making. . . | Showcase Exhibitions & Artist-led Events | 03 February – 29 March 2015

  • 3 February — 29 March 2015 *on now

Opening Night: Friday 06 February 7 – 9pm
Creative Networking Event: Friday 27th March, 6pm to 8pm

Curated by Samantha Pickard

Supporting the next generation of Contemporary Craft Makers in the UK.

In the Making. . . is a fascinating insight into the world of contemporary craft practice, for those wanting to develop a career in Making, or who simply have an interest in contemporary craft and design.

A programme of showcase exhibitions and Artist/Maker-led events, this project will act as a platform for early-career contemporary craft Makers to progress their creative careers. Providing advice from established Makers and professionals within the industry, support and promotion through South Square Gallery, as well as creating and highlighting future opportunities for early-career makers who are motivated to become the next generation of successful creative practitioners.

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Suitable for

  • Any age


Free Admission


Work in Progress | MA Visual Arts students from the Bradford College | 07 - 29 March 2015

Work in Progress | MA Visual Arts students from the Bradford College | 07 - 29 March 2015

  • 7 — 29 March 2015 *on now

Edele Booth | Pat Fuller | Jane Holmes | Liam Howard | Jackie Robertshaw | John Stainton | Claire Wellesley-Smith | Roza Zaleska*

*Artist in residence

Opening Night: Friday 07 March, 7 - 9pm.

The March exhibition in the gallery will be of work in progress by Bradford School of Arts and Media MA Visual Arts students. For over twenty years the MA programme has been a space for critically engaged art practice. This exhibition creates a project space that brings together artists to engage in dialogue across a wide range of creative practices including print, photography, painting, textiles and installation. The variety of work evidences the diversity of processes, interests and interpretation by this new generation of artists.

Suitable for

  • Any age


High Line

High Line | Group Show | 4 April – 24 May 2015

  • 4 April — 24 May 2015

Melissa Burn | Caro Blount-Shah | Alison Carthy | Jennie Crawford | Emma Hardaker | Edward Hurst
Anna Malcolm | Rhianna Mayhew | Mita Solanky

High Line celebrates the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Pennine Way National Trail. Through a range of works, 9 artists provide their own perspectives on the memorable experiences of walking the route. Immersive photos bring the exhilaration of wide open spaces in to the gallery, while textiles referencing the wool industry of the Pennines capture the subtle textures and colours of the landscape. Installations to do with footprints and the spine, and re-creating the sound and soil under our feet, all explore the physicality of walking the route. Walking as endurance, restoring its shamanic mystery, is considered in a video, while a constructed trig point brings a familiar feature into an unexpected context. Images captured through print and photograph consider the shifting and threading line of the Way along the watershed, as well as constructed notions of wilderness and naturalness.

The exhibition is co-curated by Simon Warner and Nancy Stedman, and selection was by Simon Warner and Yvonne Carmichael.

Suitable for

  • Any age