South Square Gallery and Centre

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





01274 834 747

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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.
Curl Up by Melina Busch

Indelible Shadows | Malina Busch

  • 4 October — 23 November 2014 *on now

South Square Gallery is pleased to announce that this year's Joan Day Painting Bursary has been awarded to Malina Busch. For the exhibition Indelible Shadows, Busch takes the subject of night as a starting point from which to explore the relationship between ephemeral experience, memory, and material. The artist explains:

'Night is an intangible, impermanent, but also central element of daily experience. I use the surface of the painting as a place to consider fleeting moments that are not fully understood because they are only glimpsed or experienced briefly.‘

Indelible Shadows brings together paintings that are both two-dimensional and three-dimensional. These pieces embrace a playful and experimental approach to painting, exploring the medium through a wide range of materials and approaches to the process of making. Folded and pleated canvas structures in strong opaque colours have been shaped, bound, and tied; reinventing the surface of the painting in order to produce something new. The resulting pieces fluctuate between our visual perception and the material ‘stuff’ that makes up a painting, inviting the audience to explore the tension between the visible and invisible.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Free Admission


Residual Project

Residual Projects | Group show | 05 December 2014 - 25 January 2015

  • 6 December 2014 — 25 January 2015

Opening night - 05 December 7pm
Christmas Closure - 29 December 2014 - 05 January 2015
Closing celebration - 23 January 7pm

Seven artists - six residencies - one group show

Residual Projects is the culmination of an annual traineeship programme between South Square Gallery and The Hepworth Wakefield, which sees Curator Charlie Booth make her debut. Charlie explains,

'Residual Projects is a critical look at traditional artists residencies, where work will be created and installed whilst the gallery is open. The result will be a group exhibition which grows week by week as different artists enter and leave the space. This is an interactive project, where visitors are invited to engage with the work being created so as to better understand the processes used and decisions made.'

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Suitable for

  • Any age


Free Admission