The Eye of the Beholder: Concept of Interpretation project is now complete and Nilesh Mistry (Curator International & Decorative Art) reflects on the successes and the opportunities of this year long programme at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery.
Using Bradford Museum’s International Art collection and early Hockney works enabled the curation of four exhibitions (one at Bradford Cathedral).
It also provided inspiration for Bradford and national artists to create four new commissioned artworks, two poems, two stories, six Raajas (Indian musical melodies) and an Indian classical dance and music performance.
Arts Council England project funding also provided a wonderful opportunity to coordinate a creative year long programme of events and activities delivered by Bradford artists and practitioners appealing to a broad visitor from art enthusiasts to family groups.
The project has enabled Cartwright Hall Art Gallery to gain a better understanding of our visitor’s impression of the Bradford collections and the permanent displays.
The new artworks are now part of the Bradford collection with the potential for inclusion in the Connect permanent displays and anticipated plans for a significant display of David Hockney’s earlier artworks.
You can also explore our Youtube videos linked to the project, We’ve linked to the playlist below:-
We would like to thank all our staff and visitors for taking part and contributing to the consultation process and look forward to welcoming you to future exhibition launches and events.