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.
A Dirty City • Nancy Haslam-Chance • Joan Day Painting Bursary

A Dirty City • Nancy Haslam-Chance • Joan Day Painting Bursary

  • 2 — 30 September 2017 *on now

Exhibition Opens:Friday 01 September, 7-9pm

South Square Centre is pleased to select Bradford-born artist Nancy Haslam-Chance for this year's Joan Day Painting bursary. Nancy is interested in Bradford’s post-industrial landscape and the city has very much influenced the direction of her work, with some of her pieces featuring places such as Undercliffe Cemetery and Lister Mills. She explores forgotten industries; of workers feet, of mills and pits, as well as the friendships and anxieties of the time.

The award is a tribute to Joan Day, a highly skilled painter who lived and worked in the West Yorkshire region for much of her life. It is an opportunity for the selected artist to make a new body of work using paint and present this as part of a debut solo exhibition in South Square’s main gallery.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Free Admission


Printing The City

Printing The City — Risograph Exhibition

  • 7 October — 26 November 2017

Opening Party: 6th October 2017 • FREE 6 — 9pm
Bar with Cocktails • DJ • Live Music • Food
Exhibition Open: 7th October until 26th November 2017

Printing The City is a group exhibition exploring Bradford through Risograph Printing.

Ben Holden (, a designer from Bradford with a passion for print purchased a Riso machine in April 2017. He has invited friends to help him explore the creative possibilities of this once-obsolete technology. Many will be producing Riso prints for the first time and have been invited to take Bradford’s buildings and landscape as starting points for their experiments.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Free Admission


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





01274 834 747

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