Impressions Gallery

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.
Untitled, from the series Mother (1987-present)

Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2015

  • 5 January — 12 March 2016 *on now

Selected from an open call for applications, the three award winners Matthew Finn, Joanna Piotrowska, and Tereza Zelenkova have been supported by guidance from a pool of thirteen mentors including Alec Soth, Gillian Wearing, Broomberg & Chanarin and Michael Mack as well as curatorial advice from both of the award giving organisations.

Matthew Finn has photographed his mother in a series of collaborative portraits since 1987. His Jerwood/Photoworks Award has enabled him to revisit this series at an emotional time that has seen his mother move from her family home into an assisted living residence. Mathew’s mother’s mental health has changed her role in the portraits from active participant to one of an observed subject; shifting the focus of his images towards objects and metaphor.

Joanna Piotrowska’s work explores anxiety and the effects of global and political events on the individual. In a series of portraits of adolescent girls recreating poses from self-defence manuals, Joanna counteracts a passive gender stereotype. She offers the viewer a reclamation of the private body from the public sphere, and re-contextualising these poses within a domestic setting, feeds our fascination with the unfamiliar, uncanny or the unheimlich.

Tereza Zelenkova has travelled to her native Czech Republic to explore themes of history, local legend and folklore. Tereza’s Jerwood/Photoworks Award enabled her to visit numerous locations, but the resulting images seem themselves out of place and time. Her eerily beautiful, black and white photographs of woodlands, stone structures and relics form their own dream-like, subconscious world, where stories fuel the viewer’s interpretation.


The Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2015 are a new collaboration between Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Photoworks, supported by Arts Council England.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free entry, all welcome

Website

http://www.impressions-gallery.com/exhibitions/exhibition.php?id=74

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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