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.

Venue Type:


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.

This is Me

  • 9 July 2014 — 7 February 2015 *on now

This Is Me is a new public artwork created by young people taking part in Impressions’ Start programme, supported by The Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts.

The 6 metre tall mosaic of students’ faces fills the entire window of Impressions Gallery, visible from Godwin Street and Princes Street and facing the former Bradford Odeon. This highly visible window has previously exhibited artwork by Turner Prize winning artist Douglas Gordon.

Over 200 students aged 13 to 16 from Samuel Lister Academy, Grange Technology College and Buttershaw Business and Enterprise College took part in a year-long series of inspiring workshops both in their school and at Impressions Gallery. These workshops developed their understanding of photography and how it can shape their view of the world.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


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 *on now

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