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.

Hillstart |An exhibition by students at Bradford College

  • 3 — 31 March 2018 *on now

Opening Night: Friday 02 March 6-9pm.

Continuing South Square’s long running tradition of supporting emerging local artists and strong connections with Bradford College. Students are invited up the hill to Thornton to showcase new and works in progress for the first time in South Square’s main gallery.

In this exhibition, we invite students from BA & MA Visual Arts, Photography, Graphics and Textiles and to present works they have created during their time at Bradford College. The exhibition features over 20 emerging artists works many of which have never been shown before, which focus on themes of Bradford and identity.

Dating back to South Square’s inception in the early 80’s, when graduates from Bradford College came together to renovate and begin the journey of this unique community centre and gallery. South Square has since facilitated young people’s creative journey’s, offering support, tutoring and guidance in many forms over the years.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Free Admission


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





01274 834 747

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