Cartwright Hall Art Gallery

Cartwright Hall Art Gallery
Lister Park
Bradford
West Yorkshire
BD9 4NS
England

Website

www.bradfordmuseums.org/ch/ch_main.htm

E-mail

cartwright.hall@bradford.gov.uk

Telephone

01274 431212

Fax

01274 481045

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Cartwright Hall is Bradford's civic art gallery and offers an exciting programme of contemporary exhibitions, with four permanent galleries displaying works from our art collections. The collections consist mainly of 19th and 20th century British art, with strong collections of international contemporary prints and contemporary South Asian art and crafts.

In 2008 Cartwright Hall re-opened its upper galleries with Connect, a new permanent exhibition funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Connect makes connections between works of art from different cultures and times. This transcultural concept combines over two hundred Eastern and Western works of art displayed according to the universal themes of People, Place and Imagination.

Our Learning Team runs a programme of workshops and events for schools, groups and individuals. Many of Cartwright Hall's facilities are available for hire. Please contact Reception for information in advance of your visit 01274 431212.

Cartwright Hall has been collecting prints for over one hundred years and its collection includes works by master printmakers such as Francisco Goya, William Blake and Walter Sickert and by modern masters - Pop Artists Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Richard Hamilton. We also have the four major series of prints produced by David Hockney; Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm, The Blue Guitar, A Rake’s Progress and Illustrations of the Poetry of C. P. Cavafy. For enquires regarding the print collection please contact cartwrighthall@bradford.gov.uk

Cartwright Hall is set in the magnificent, Green Flag-awarded grounds of Lister Park, with a boating lake, adventure playground and Mughal Gardens. There is a privately run cafe in the Lister Park boat house which opens seasonally.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4pm

Closed: Mondays (except Bank Holidays), Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Admission charges

Admission free

Getting there

Cartwright Hall Art Gallery is in the middle of Lister Park, one and a half miles from the City Centre on the A650 Manningham Lane. There is limited parking in Lister Park, accessible from North Park Road (off Oak Lane). Lister Park is served by many city centre bus services including 23, 25, 26, 49, 51, 52, 53, 54, 622, 647, 662, w5. Cartwright Hall is about ten minutes' uphill walk from Frizinghall railway station.

For help in planning your journey by public transport, please visit www.wymetro.com

Additional info

Disabled parking and wheelchair access to rear of the building. Please ring bell and an attendant will assist. Access to all departments is by a lift. Accessible toilet. Baby changing unit.

The collections consist mainly of 19th and 20th century British art, with strong collections of international contemporary prints and contemporary South Asian art and crafts.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Land Transport, Music, Science and Technology, Social History

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
photograph of statue at cartwright hall

Connect

  • 1 November 2008 — 1 November 2018 *on now

The collections consist mainly of 19th and 20th century British art, with strong collections of international contemporary prints and contemporary South Asian art and crafts.

In 2008 Cartwright Hall re-opened its upper galleries with Connect, a new permanent exhibition funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Connect makes connections between works of art from different cultures and times. This transcultural concept combines over two hundred Eastern and Western works of art displayed according to the universal themes of People, Place and Imagination.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.bradfordmuseums.org/venues/cartwrighthall/

photograph of colourful sculpture

Sculpture Trail: Art in the Park

  • 18 December 2013 — 1 April 2015 *on now

Stroll around Lister Park to view sculpture and public artwork, some on loan by the artists, others from Bradford's own collections.

New this year is Sam Shendi's three new steel pieces, 'Mother and Child', 'The Bench' and 'Evolution'. The latter piece is the winner of the Royal British Society of Sculptor's FIRST108 Award 2013.

Bingley Based artist Marcus Levine's steel clout nail sculpture 'Hung Out to Dry' and family favourite, fibre glass 'Hochlandbew' by Otmar Alt are also included. Don't miss the magnificent wire 'Torsos' by Sophie Ryder, ending with pure granite, Edinburgh based Jake Harvey.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.bradfordmuseums.org/whatson/event_detail.php?ID=808

photograph of sculpture by Ruth Fettis with dress and postcards

Here We Live by Ruth Fettis

  • 24 January — 10 May 2015 *on now

One of the pieces in the exhibition is entitled 'Dress of Deep Sorrow' - a story of war/loss/the sea and love letters inspired by embroidered postcards sent to Ruth's Grandma from her true love. The postcards were how soldiers at the front in the 1st World War communicated with those at home. 'I want to show the other side to the pretty embroidered cards. It is the story of war and the casualties of war, from then to the present day.'

'The City', a 3 dimensional model, was developed further in a project involving portraits of people living and working on Otley Road, Bradford, BD3. This led to a residency with Year 10 students at Carlton-Bolling College. Working with Ruth the students produced a series of printed portraits of shopkeepers on Otley Road.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.bradfordmuseums.org/whatson/event_detail.php?ID=867

photograph of elaborate knitted object by Stella Harding

Knit

  • 25 February — 23 August 2015 *on now

As one of the leading contemporary British Craft collections in the UK, the Crafts Council collection is now the UK's foremost collection of contemporary craft, embracing all disciplines and featuring the most important makers of the last 40 years. Beginning in the Cellar Gallery, view objects from the Crafts Council Collection that spiral around the building, interlaced with fine art and international craft from Bradford's own collections.

Who are the current contemporary makers in the UK and internationally? This exhibition explores materials, designs and technologies present in contemporary craft. With a strong history of wool, Bradford is the perfect place to investigate how the process of 'knit' has developed and inspired. From the science to the skill, through to the pure design eyes of our contemporary makers, come and see and experience craft - you will be very inspired!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.bradfordmuseums.org/whatson/event_detail.php?ID=864

painting of woman sat reading in wicker chair

From Bradford to Benares: The Art of Sir William Rothenstein

  • 7 March — 12 July 2015 *on now

This exhibition pay particular attention to a series of important cultural encounters that changed the direction of the artist's life and work. These include: his early training in Paris, turn-of-the-century visits to Spain and Germany, years spent painting in the Jewish East End, his 1910 trip to India, interwar years living in rural Gloucestershire, experiences as a war artist in two World Wars, and his ongoing, sometimes fraught relationship with his home city, Bradford.

Although Rothenstein's life 'beyond the easel' will be mentioned (including his roles as critic, collector, patron, gallery-founder and professor), the main aim of the exhibition, will be to put the spotlight on his achievements as a painter, draughtsman and print-maker.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.bradfordmuseums.org/whatson/event_detail.php?ID=909

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.

Eye of the Beholder: Taking Inspiration

  • 15 May 2015 6-9pm

For Museums at Night, we warnly welcome you to an evening of music and dance inspired by Bradford's International Art Collection.

Musical performance by Sehaj Singh, dance performance by Kala Sangam along with calligraphy workshop and mehndi session linked to the exhibition: Eye of the Beholder: Taking Inspiration

Refreshments provided: come along and join us!

Funded by Arts Council England

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.bradfordmuseums.org/

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Japanese Woodblock Print

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=108

Explore the codes and conventions behind a Samurai woodblock print

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Bradford and the V&A Museum

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=188

Young people from Bradford create a timeline of Islamic art from the V&A and include their individual research and comments about each piece.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Polish People in Britain after WW2

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=610

Personal stories and archive photographs exploring how and why Polish people have settled in Britain since the Second World War. The resource is also available in Polish for use in language teaching.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Responses to Islamic Art

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=157

Young people aged 16 to 25 give their responeses to different works of Islamic art - listen to their conversations with glass artist Kalim Afzal, explore the timeline that they created.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Getting there

Cartwright Hall Art Gallery is in the middle of Lister Park, one and a half miles from the City Centre on the A650 Manningham Lane. There is limited parking in Lister Park, accessible from North Park Road (off Oak Lane). Lister Park is served by many city centre bus services including 23, 25, 26, 49, 51, 52, 53, 54, 622, 647, 662, w5. Cartwright Hall is about ten minutes' uphill walk from Frizinghall railway station.

For help in planning your journey by public transport, please visit www.wymetro.com

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