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.
Cliffe Castle Curiosity Shop

Cliffe Castle Curiosity Shop

  • 6 May — 30 June 2017 *on now

In this special collaboration South Square Centre have teamed up with Cliffe Castle Museum to put together an exhibition celebrating this unique heritage building. South Square will be taking a look into the compelling collections on display at Cliffe Castle and asking artists Amelia Crouch, Luke Drozd and Katch Skinner to respond by making new artefacts for South Square’s Gallery and reproductions which can be sold at the Cliffe Castle Gift Shop.

Perhaps the least known of Bradford’s Museums, Keighley’s Cliffe Castle, began life as the home of Victorian millionaire and textile manufacturer Henry Isaac Butterfield. Built in the Victorian era with Neo-gothic influence the interiors feature a grand display of international art and French decoration. The Butterfield’s connections with the Roosevelt’s of America had great influence on the features of the property, and it became a hotspot for glamorous social events of the era.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Free Admission


Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
The Tulip Majumba Experience | Amrik Varkalis & Lesley Wall

The Tulip Majumba Experience | Amrik Varkalis & Lesley Wall | 08 July - 28 August 2017

  • 8 July — 27 August 2017

Exhibition Opens: 07 July 2017 7-9pm

Amrik Varkalis is an established painter and printmaker, she takes elements of contemporary society and experience to produce work that is collected and admired. Lesley Wall is a contemporary and conceptual Fine Artist who works with paint, print and photography; she is interested in process and viewers perceptions of her work. This collaboration brings together both artists’ work in order to explore and compare their different approaches to creative practice.

Amrik and Lesley have put their individual processes under the microscope and over the last year, they have challenged each other through continual conversation and critique, to examine their motivations as artists. They are also interested in how commercial and conceptual art making intersects and overlaps.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Free Admission


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





01274 834 747

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