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.
I Am No Bird

I Am No Bird | 02 April - 29 May 2016

  • 2 April — 29 May 2016 *on now

South Square Centre is located on the outskirts of Bradford in Thornton, a village which is also birthplace of the three Brontë sisters. April 2016 marks the bicentenary of Charlotte Brontë’s birth, so to celebrate all of South Square’s exhibitors will be women and there will be a range of artworks, events and activities in response to this throughout April and May.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Free Admission


Joan Day Painting Bursary | Rufus Newell

Joan Day Painting Bursary | Rufus Newell

  • 4 — 26 June 2016

South Square Gallery is pleased to announce that this year's Joan Day Painting Bursary has been awarded to Rufus Newell. The selection panel were drawn to Rufus’ playful and colourful painting style. It was clear from his application that Rufus enjoys experimenting with paint and whilst he has lots of experience exhibiting as part of collectives and in group exhibitions this will be Rufus’ first solo exhibition.

Rufus’ work is spontaneous and immediate and he uses painting and drawing (and drawing with paint) to quickly develop both 2-D and 3-D works. This energetic and rapid way of working can result in the depiction of heads, horses, arms, noses, fists, pots, leaves and cakes! The exhibition will come together through a process of overlaying and editing, to create an installation in gallery space.

Suitable for

  • Any age


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





01274 834 747

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