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.

Eye of the Beholder
Sat, 29 Nov 2014 - Sun, 15 Mar 2015

Contemporary paintings, stunning textiles, exquisite gold and silver objects, dazzling Calligraphy from the Muslim World and distinctive ceramics and glass: these form part of Bradford Museums and Galleries distinctive International Art Collection acquired over the last 25 years.

Art in the Park, Lister Park
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 - Wed, 1 Apr 2015

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

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.

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.

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