Impressions Gallery

Impressions Gallery
Centenary Square
Bradford
West Yorkshire
BD1 1SD
England

Website

www.impressions-gallery.com

E-mail

Enquiries

enquiries@impressions-gallery.com

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

indyamealing@impressions-gallery.com

Telephone

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.

Venue Type:

Gallery

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 indyamealing@impressions-gallery.com.

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

Hunters

  • 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.

www.davidchancellor.com

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.impressions-gallery.com/exhibitions/exhibition.php?id=68

Super Saturday: Animal Adventures

  • 25 October — 1 November 2014

Join us in our lounge area overlooking City Park to go on an adventure and investigate extinct animals from the past. Get creative by making animal finger puppets and masks and find out more about where different animals lived on our big world map.

This is a free event, you can nip in for ten minutes or stay as long as you like.

The festival provides families in Bradford with many opportunities to learn new skills together whilst having fun and will hopefully encourage families to take part in more learning on a regular basis. Throughout half term there will be many other activities in City Park and across the district on the theme 'learn from the past' such as World War 1 themed fun at Forster's Bistro, Horrible Histories at the National Media Museum, Object Handling at Cliffe Castle, Spooky Cludo and colour trails at East Riddlesden Hall and story time and craft activities in Bradford Libraries.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.impressions-gallery.com/events/event.php?id=286

Huntress with buck ©David Chancellor/ INSTITUTE

Feed Your Mind with Prof. Daniel Brockington

  • 6 November 2014 12:30-1:30pm

Join us for a free, informal lunchtime tour and discussion of our exhibition Hunters by David Chancellor led by Prof. Daniel Brockington, Professor of Conservation and Development at The University of Manchester.

Hunters explores the complex relationship between humans and animals, documenting the trophy hunting industry in Africa. Chancellor’s unflinching six-year survey includes images of hunters with their prey, the taxidermy process, hunters’ trophy rooms, and local workers reliant on the industry for their livelihood.

Prof. Daniel Brockington will examine the complicated issues raised by the exhibition, including an open discussion of the legality of hunting, the role of international wildlife protection organisations and the idea of 'selling nature' in order to preserve it for future generations.

Carry on the conversation downstairs in Forster’s Bistro and Deli, who have kindly offered 10% off all eat in meals for attendees of Feed Your Mind. Simply hand your voucher to your server when ordering.

Free event, no booking required.

Admission

FREE

Website

http://www.impressions-gallery.com/events/event.php?id=287

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.
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Time for Tea

  • 14 November 2014 11:30am-1:30pm

Join us for free tea, cake and enjoy a friendly, social morning in our gallery overlooking City Park.

At 12.30pm we will give a short talk about our exhibition Hunters by David Chancellor, that explores the complex relationship between humans and animals, documenting the game hunting industry in Sub-Saharan Africa

Time for Tea is our free regular event for the over 55s, all welcome

Website

http://www.impressions-gallery.com/events/event.php?id=285

Trophy Room, West Texas, USA © David Chancellor/INSTITUTE

Masterclass with David Chancellor

  • 21 November 2014 10:30am-5:30pm

Named Nikon Photographer of the Year three times, David Chancellor is a multi award winning international photographer and has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions, exhibited in major galleries and museums, and published worldwide. His work has appeared in international publications including Time Magazine, Paris Match and The Sunday Times Magazine.

As well as offering an opportunity to meet a successful, professional photographer, this focused all-day event will include:

• A discussion of technical challenges, advice and solutions
• Information on gaining access for photo-documentary projects
• How to deal with rights, permissions and releases
• Advice on planning and researching long term projects
• Financing your work
• Working for editorial magazines
• A chance to get critical feedback on your work
• A chance to ask specific questions

In the afternoon, you’ll be invited to share an existing project with the group in a short, informal presentation. You will then gain professional, critical feedback on your work from David Chancellor, Pippa Oldfield, Impressions Head of Programme, and other participants at the event.

The day is recommended for serious and developing photographers at all levels, and there are just 10 places available. This is a must-attend event for anyone seeking an insight into international documentary photography and the creative and technical skills needed to take your practice to the next level.

further information
• Tickets: £55 or £40 concessions 

• Event will run from 10.30am to 5.30pm with breaks throughout the day
• Buffet Lunch at Forster’s Bistro and Deli included in ticket price

• This event is limited to 10 attendees, and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis

To book your place or for more information about the event call Angela Sheard, Programme Co-ordinator, on 01274 737843 or email angelasheard@impressions-gallery.com

Admission

Tickets: £55 or £40 concessions

Website

http://www.impressions-gallery.com/events/event.php?id=283

Leopard and Dogs, Namibia © David Chancellor/INSTITUTE

Artist Talk with David Chancellor

  • 22 November 2014 2-3pm

Hunters explores the complex relationship between humans and animals, documenting the game hunting industry in Sub-Saharan Africa. 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.



After the Artist Talk join us for an Artist Reception with David Chancellor in the gallery from 3.00pm, with a chance to view the exhibition, meet the artist and buy a copy of the exhibition's accompanying publication.

Free event, donations welcome.
Booking recommended for talk.



As well as offering free tickets, we are now accepting donations for our Artist Talks, all donations are welcome and help fund our education programme. You can donate to the gallery while you reserve your ticket via eventbrite and all donors will be entered into a prize draw to win a copy of Impressions' popular publication Hand to Mouth by Tessa Bunney. Please note a booking fee will be added to your donation by eventbrite, this is beyond our control.



Website

http://www.impressions-gallery.com/events/event.php?id=281

Trophy Room, West Texas, USA © David Chancellor/INSTITUTE

Artist Reception with David Chancellor

  • 22 November 2014 3-5pm

Hunters explores the complex relationship between humans and animals, documenting the game hunting industry in Sub-Saharan Africa. 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.



Immediately prior to the Artist Reception you can also hear David Chancellor talk about his work in the gallery at 2pm, click here to read more.



Free event, all welcome.
Booking advised for talk.

A touring exhibition from INSTITUTE and David Chancellor
All images © David Chancellor/INSTITUTE

Website

http://www.impressions-gallery.com/events/event.php?id=282

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