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.
Come and Gone

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

  • 7 November — 20 December 2015 *on now

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


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.

Winter | Group Selling Show | 05 December 2015 – 31 January 2016

  • 5 December 2015 — 31 January 2016

Stuart Brocklehurst | Janet & Richard Burdon | Suzie MacKenzie | Steve Rostron | Josie Seymour-Jones

Preview Night, Friday 04 December, 7 - 9pm

Wonders await in the depths of Winter.

Discover Winter as it takes a hold of the Calver Gallery this December and January in the second of two unique Christmas selling exhibitions. Six selected artists and designer-makers were invited to showcase their work, exploring the Winter landscape in all it’s mystery and majesty.

Featuring painting, printmaking, photography and ceramics, this exhibition provides a truly captivating experience for visitors to the gallery, and with all of the work on show available to buy, also provides the opportunity to own a piece of original artwork or to buy as the perfect gift this festive season.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Free Admission


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





01274 834 747

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