South Square Gallery and Centre

South Square Gallery and Centre
South Square
Thornton
Bradford
West Yorkshire
BD13 3LD
England

Website

www.southsquarecentre.co.uk

southsquaregallery.blogspot.com/

E-mail

Office/Admin

info@southsquarecentre.co.uk

Telephone

01274 834 747

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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.
in the making...

In the Making. . . | Showcase Exhibitions & Artist-led Events | 03 February – 29 March 2015

  • 3 February — 29 March 2015

Opening Night: Friday 06 February 7 – 9pm
Creative Networking Event: Friday 27th March, 6pm to 8pm

Curated by Samantha Pickard

Supporting the next generation of Contemporary Craft Makers in the UK.


In the Making. . . is a fascinating insight into the world of contemporary craft practice, for those wanting to develop a career in Making, or who simply have an interest in contemporary craft and design.



A programme of showcase exhibitions and Artist/Maker-led events, this project will act as a platform for early-career contemporary craft Makers to progress their creative careers. Providing advice from established Makers and professionals within the industry, support and promotion through South Square Gallery, as well as creating and highlighting future opportunities for early-career makers who are motivated to become the next generation of successful creative practitioners.

For further information visit http://www.southsquarecentre.co.uk/index.php?/news/in-the-making/.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free Admission

Website

http://www.southsquarecentre.co.uk/index.php?/news/in-the-making/

I Sought Solitude

  • 7 — 22 February 2015

I Sought Solitude is an exhibition exploring the notion of solitude, isolation and journey.

This exhibition takes inspiration from South Square's out of the way location to develop a site responsive exhibition of works exploring the notions of isolation; cultural and geographical, solitude, and the process of an individual, independent journey.

The perception of isolation and seeking solitude are socially and artistically interesting, this retreat from society forms the basis for a number of cultural troupes such as the regressive hermit, the witch, the romanticised traveller, the young explorer with bindle of stick and cloth. Such characters appear in stories, films, artworks and history with often differing and conflicting opinions on those enacting them, either idealised and romanticised or victimised and persecuted.

This exhibition explores the idea of inhabiting and working in isolated areas, the sense of solitude this invokes and the notion of the individual’s solitary journey through a remote landscape or through life. Remote living is often idealised, seen in a poetic simple light, yet introvert individuals who withdraw from society are often castigated or misunderstood.

The exhibition features existing and commissioned works that will explore these themes and concepts through both historical and contemporary representations.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.southsquarecentre.co.uk/index.php?/gallery/future/

escape 28

I Sought Solitude | Group Show | 07 – 22 February 2015

  • 7 — 22 February 2015

Opening Night: Friday 06 February 7 – 9pm
Curated by Abi Mitchell

This exhibition takes inspiration from South Square's out of the way location to develop a site responsive exhibition of works exploring the notions of isolation; cultural and geographical, solitude, and the process of an individual, independent journey.

The perception of isolation and seeking solitude are socially and artistically interesting, this retreat from society forms the basis for a number of cultural troupes such as the regressive hermit, the witch, the romanticised traveller, the young explorer with bindle of stick and cloth. Such characters appear in stories, films, artworks and history with often differing and conflicting opinions on those enacting them, either idealised and romanticised or victimised and persecuted.

This exhibition explores the idea of inhabiting and working in isolated areas, the sense of solitude this invokes and the notion of the individual’s solitary journey through a remote landscape or through life. Remote living is often idealised, seen in a poetic simple light, yet introvert individuals who withdraw from society are often castigated or misunderstood.

The exhibition will feature existing and commissioned works that will explore these themes and concepts through both historical and contemporary representations.

For further information visit: http://www.southsquarecentre.co.uk/index.php?/centre/feb-15/

Image courtesy of Abi Mitchell.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free Admission

Website

http://www.southsquarecentre.co.uk/index.php?/centre/feb-15/

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