Exhibitions at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery

Cartwright Hall runs a lively programme of exhibitions, including contemporary exhibitions by local, national and international artists, historical exhibitions, craft and media arts, and a biennial open exhibition. Many exhibitions are enhanced by events, workshops and activities; for details, see Events and Learning pages or contact the Museums Learning team 01274 431216

Programme of exhibitions

For a full list of exhibitions at all our venues or to plan your visit with our handy calendar go to our what's on page. Below are current and forthcoming exhibitions at Cartwright Hall.

Here We Live by Ruth Fettis
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 - Sun, 10 May 2015

An exhibition led by Bradford-based printmaker Ruth Fettis in collaboration with Jo Palmer (Seamstress) and Michelle Wren (Model Maker).  Featuring dresses, models and accompanying prints which tell stories of love, loss and memory.

Eye of the Beholder: Taking Inspiration
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 - Sun, 5 Jul 2015

The second exhibition in the series to mark the 25th anniversary of the formation of the Bradford Museums and Galleries International Art Collection. 

From Bradford to Benares: The Art of Sir William Rothenstein
Sat, 7 Mar 2015 - Sun, 12 Jul 2015

This exhibition is dedicated to the life and work of the artist Sir William Rothenstein (1872 - 1945) and is the first major exhibition of his work since 1972.  It will consider: Where does Rothenstein fit within the narrative/s of late nineteenth and early twentieth centurey art?

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 - Sun, 23 Aug 2015

Cartwright Hall Art Gallery is pleased to exhibit items on loan from the Crafts Council collection around the theme of 'knit'. Who are the current contemporary makers in the UK and internationally?


The Young Open: 2015
Sat, 6 Jun 2015 - Sun, 8 Nov 2015

After previous successful Young Open exhibitions, the highly aniticipated event is returning to celebrate young artist's work from Bradford. The Young Open provides an opportunity for artists 16 and under to submit their work to an open exhibition in Bradford's civic art gallery, Cartwright Hall.

Bradford Open 2015
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 - Sun, 15 Nov 2015

Bradford Open 2015 enables artists aged 16 and over who live, work or study within the Bradford District to showcase artwork at the civic Cartwright Hall Art Gallery.  Work is submitted in any medium and judged for inclusion in the exhibition by an invited panel.


Hands by Darren Baker
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 - Sun, 28 Feb 2016

A small Cellar Gallery exhibition of 'Hands' - a collection of drawings which sets out to articulate human emotions and mental states through depictions of 'hand' gestures.

Art in the Park, Lister Park
Wed, 1 Apr 2015 - Fri, 1 Apr 2016

All ages, free.  Outdoors in award-winning Lister Park. Pick up the Trail leaflet at Reception to guide you.

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