Impressions Gallery

Impressions Gallery
Centenary Square
West Yorkshire




Learning & Audience Development Co-ordinator (Contact for Group Visits)


01274 737843

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Impressions Gallery
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Impressions Gallery opened in 1972 as one of the first specialist contemporary photography galleries in Europe. Since then we have established ourselves as a leading international exhibition space for photography and digital art. We support and promote innovative and creative work that extends the boundaries of current photographic practice. Digital imagery, film and video are essential resources for the contemporary artist, and this is reflected in our programme. We are a small not-for-profit organisation who are dedicated towards providing the local community and our wider international audiences the very best of contemporary photography and digital media.

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Opening hours

opening times
Tuesday - 10am to 6pm
Wednesday - 10am to 6pm
Thursday - 10am to 6pm
Friday - 10am to 5pm
Saturday - 10pm to 5pm
Sunday - Closed
Mondays - Closed

Admission charges

Free Admission.

Additional info

Booking advised for group visits. Please call 0845 0515 882 or email

Collection details

Film and Media, Fine Art, Photography

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Huntress with Buck, Eastern Cape, South Africa © David Chancellor/INSTITUTE


  • 7 October — 6 December 2014 *on now

Historically a source of revenue for colonial governments, trophy hunting has now become a controversial yet major industry, taking place in 23 African countries, and generating over 200 million dollars a year.

Over a six year period, Chancellor documented the many aspects of big game hunting, gaining access into the pseudo-wilderness reserved for this unique kind of tourism, usually off-limits to outsiders. Embedded within hunting groups, Chancellor gained an insider view of the pursuit, resulting in a series of compelling and intimate portraits of hunters with their prey, as well as local workers reliant on the industry for their livelihood.

The selection for the exhibition includes Chancellor’s iconic portrait of fourteen year Josie Slaughter, Huntress with Buck, winner of the 2010 Taylor Wessing National Portrait Prize. This image forms part of a wider narrative, extending to photographs of the taxidermy process and hunters’ trophy rooms. In this final series, Chancellor reveals lavish spaces adorned with souvenirs in the form of heads, hides and horns of dead animals.

Together, the meticulously detailed images offers an insight into what Chancellor describes as the ‘Wildlife Industry’, exploring issues of welfare, conservation and the ethics of an unconventional type of tourism.

A touring exhibition from INSTITUTE and David Chancellor.

David Chancellor (born London, 1961) is a multi award winning documentary photographer based in South Africa. He has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions, exhibited in major galleries and museums, and published worldwide. Named Nikon Photographer of the Year three times, he received a World Press Photo Award in 2010 for Elephant Story from the series Hunters. Chancellor won the Taylor Wessing National Portrait Prize in 2010, exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery London. In 2012 he received a Sony World Photography Award (Nature and Wildlife) and Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award. In 2013 he received the World Understanding Award in the Pictures of the Year International competition; the Kuala Lumpur International Photo Award for portraiture; the Vienna International Photo Award for documentary photography; and the Kontinent Award for documentary photography. He is represented by INSTITUTE.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Tableau photograph created by students at Hanson Academy in collaboration with artist Jonathan Turner

Who Do We Think We Are

  • 13 December 2014 — 7 February 2015

Over the past year, we toured Red Saunders’ Hidden exhibition, a series of epic photographs recreating overlooked events from British history, to twelve schools across Bradford.

Students worked with photographer Jonathan Turner to create new artwork, playing roles to re-imagine scenes in British history, as well as producing inventive contemporary portraits. This exhibition looks at identity and what it means to play a part in society.

To read more about the project visit

Funded by Arts Council England Strategic touring fund with support from Bradford Metropolitan District Council.

Suitable for

  • Any age


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.
© Kaito Takeuchi

Creative TeachMeet at Impressions Gallery

  • 22 January 2015 4-6:30pm

All educators including teachers, museum and gallery educators, creative practitioners and youth workers, are invited to take part in interactive presentations and learn from each other. To share your idea, project or resource, you can sign up to present a micro (7min) or nano (2 min) slot. Alternatively you are welcome to simply come along, enjoy the presentations and carry on the conversation in the bar downstairs from 6.30pm. Please book via Eventbrite using the form below.

The event will also be an opportunity to see our exhibition Who Do We Think We Are, featuring artwork created by young people in Bradford during our innovative touring education project, the Hidden Schools Tour.

For further information contact Sophie Powell