South Square Gallery and Centre

Image of South Square viewed from Thornton Road
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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.
Still from Tractor Parade by Amelia Crouch

For What its Worth | Group Show

  • 19 January — 28 February 2016 *on now

Featuring: Amelia Crouch, Sarah Harris, William Gall, Luke Drozd, Jean McEwan, Kate Murdoch, Beth Rose, Giuseppe Lambertino and Mick Welbourn

Evening event: Friday 5th February 7-9pm

South Square Gallery presents For What its Worth, an exhibition of affordable art and an exploration into how artwork is priced and valued. Works vary from drawing and sculpture to video and photography with artists offering insights and anecdotes about how they cost their own work. Timed to coincide after Christmas - a period when many attempt to match the cost of objects with their emotive value - and also during the austere and bargain-filled month of January For What its Worth offers a space to reflect on our spending impulses.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Image Credit: 'Witty' by Sue Mencioni

MA Fine Art Show | Group Show

  • 5 — 27 March 2016

Opening Event: Friday 04 March, 7 - 9pm

Linda Baker | Nick Farrer | Sue Fortune | James Lester | Ceri Lewis | Angela Loftus | Sue Mencioni | Rachel O'Keefe | Jackie Robertshaw | Abigail Cliffe | Shane Herrington | Kate Shackleton | Alison Wesley | Edele Leah | Liam Howard | John Stainton | John Dey | Claire Wellesley-Smith (artist in residence)

South Square's longstanding relationship with Bradford College's staff, students and graduates continues with March's exhibition of MA Fine Art students work in progress in the gallery. The show presents a collection of fresh new work and ideas in an intimate heritage setting.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Free Admission


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





01274 834 747

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