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.
To Draw is to be Human

To Draw is to be Human | Group Show | 05 September – 25 October 2015

  • 5 September — 25 October 2015 *on now

This exhibition brings together the work of five artists that use drawing as the centre of their practice; Narrative, Construction, Gesture, Mapping and Inscription could be seen as the key principles that these artists are investigating through their diverse practices.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Free Admission


Come and Gone

You Lived Here Mrs Pool(e) | Jenny Zigzag | 07 November – 20 December 2015

  • 7 November — 20 December 2015

Mrs Poole and Jenny Zigzag lived in the same house in Shipley; but a hundred years apart.

Old indentures state merely that the house was “in the occupancy of Mrs Poole” or “formerly in the occupancy of Mrs Poole and now unoccupied.” No first name, no husband, no family, no occupation. Earlier, on an electoral register, Mrs Poole’s name is spelt without the ‘e’, although it is almost certainly the same person; even the spelling of our names gets lost over time.

People die or move on, leaving traces of their lives and labours in a fragment of wallpaper, scratches in paint, hand-made nails or vestiges of ironwork. Meanwhile, the significance of the innumerable, mysterious and very visible symbols carved in old kerbstones all around the area is forgotten.

In this exhibition Jenny investigates memory and loss, the marks we make and the things we leave behind.

Opening Event - Friday 06 November 2015, 7 - 9pm.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Free Admission


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





01274 834 747

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