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.

Only Human by Sam Shendi

  • 13 August 2014 — 20 February 2015 *on now

Sam Shendi was a very popular artist who featured in the Bradford Open 2013. He is ready to push further, to develop his work in to bigger and bolder realms - look out for 2 new pieces in Lister Park, 2014 - 2016.

Shendi's brightly coloured steel sculpture appeals to all ages with subject matter subtle enough to be enjoyed on mere aesthetics or for viewers to delve as deeply as they wish into ideas of subservience - work, family, peers, royalty, leaders: or to think about love and affection with lovers, children, siblings.

Placed on the black and white marble floor of Edwardian Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, the diversity of Sam's work will be highlighted by a selection of his various thematic work - The Mime - a combination of realism and minimalism; The Toy - a mixed media piece of social commentary and The Family Tree - the most reductive piece yet, exploring the theme of the human condition showing for the first time.

Shendi is a sculptor who likes to draw - but to draw with his own strict sense of what he wants. His sketches will be on display - giving a sense of how this qualified Architectural Engineer thinks, designs and constructs.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.bradfordmuseums.org/whatson/event_detail.php?ID=834

David Hockney Looking is a Very Positive Act

  • 18 October 2014 — 22 February 2015 *on now

In recent years, publicly and critically acclaimed artist David Hockney has had large sell-out shows in London, Cologne, Bilbao, San Francisco and Los Angeles, with numerous smaller exhibitions taking place thoughout the world. But where did it all begin? Are there clues in his early career as to what would come later?

This exhibition seeks to showcase Bradford's unique collection of early works providing a general introduction and insight into the early art of David Hockney considering drawing, painting, printmaking and photography.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Eye of the Beholder

  • 29 November 2014 — 15 March 2015 *on now

The collection is unique for one reason: Members of Bradford's public played a key role along with the various curators involved in developing the approach to the collection. This enabled objects from different cultures, chronologies and themes to be brought together. Indian miniature paintings, Hindu wooden sculptures, 20th century South Asian textiles and garments and the work of contemporary British and South Asian based artists and makers including Peter Sanders, Gillies Jones, Sutapa Biswas, Balraj Khanna, Zarina Bhimji, Roshni Kempadoo, Jamini Roy, Bhupen Khakhar, Manu Parekh, Mohammed Ali, Loretta Braganza to name a few. The Eye of the Beholder is an exhibition that will display many of these items, a few of which have not been viewed before.

Suitable for

  • Any age
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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