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.
- Picture in Focus: William Shackleton's The Polar Star
- Sun, 1 Dec 2013 - Tue, 31 Dec 2013
Picture in focus is a regularly changing painting, drawing or photograph taken from the fine art collection held by Bradford Museums and Galleries. The aim is to provide greater access to works in the collection and to respond to a prticualr theme, season, birthday, anniversary or national celebration. This painting was chosen by Janet Simmonds, Museum Manager (Central).
- Logomania (Christmas Tree) by Chen Hangfeng
- Tue, 26 Nov 2013 - Mon, 6 Jan 2014
Acylic carving, LED, mixed media and light box installation, 2011. Bradford Museums and Galleries.
- Bradford Open 2013
- Sat, 28 Sep 2013 - Sun, 19 Jan 2014
Bradford Open 2013 enables artists aged 16 and over who live, work or study within the Bradford District to showcase artwork at Cartwright Hall. Work is submitted in any medium and judged for inclusion n the exhibition by an invited panel.
- Being There - June Russell
- Tue, 6 Aug 2013 - Sun, 9 Feb 2014
June Russell is a printmaker who trained at Bradford College. She now works from her studio at South Square in Thornton.
- Liverpool and Bradford Museums Contemporary Art Exchange
- Fri, 11 Oct 2013 - Sun, 16 Mar 2014
This October Cartwright Hall Art Gallery is taking part in an exciting exchange of contemporary art works with National Museums Liverpool. Bradford Museums and Galleries will send one of the jewels of their collections - the rarely lent, paper pool picture 'Le Plongeur' by David Hockney and in return receive two works by contemporary art giants Bill Viola and Gilbert and George.
- Sikh Fortress Turban
- Fri, 21 Feb 2014 - Sun, 18 May 2014
British Museum Spotlight Loan Programme: Unravel the stories of the Sikh turban and discover how and why turbans symbolise Sikh faith and identity
- Rossetti's Obsession - Images of Jane Morris
- Sat, 15 Mar 2014 - Sun, 1 Jun 2014
Jane Burden Morris (1839 - 1914) was the wife of poet and designer William Morris, and the favoured model of Pre -Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti. This exhibition brings together compelling examples of this pictorial obsession, together with contrasting images of Jane as herself reflecting her actual life and interests, beyond modelling.
In partnership with National Museums Liverpool and William Morris Gallery.
- The Artists Folio
- Fri, 7 Feb 2014 - Sun, 15 Jun 2014
The exhibition will focus on selected folios of prints from the permanent collection of Cartwright Hall.
- Ukrainian Art: from the middle and second half of the twentieth century
- Tue, 11 Feb 2014 - Sun, 10 Aug 2014
The exhibition features paintings and drawings by famous artists such as Alexander Maksimenko, Arkady Pavlyuk, Maria Vinokourov, Ivan Parkhomenko and others