100 Years of Bradford Painters


Currently running until Monday, 8 July 2019

Bradford was a very different place between 1850, when artist James Lobley was painting, compared to 1950 when a young David Hockney was training at Bradford School of Art. The textile industry had an enormous impact on the city and the population grew from 13, 000 in 1800 to over 200,000 in 1900. The 1850s and 60s in particualr were prosperous decades for business as Bradford established itself as the world centre of the 'worsted' trade (fine woollen cloth). As the textile trade expanded so did the cultural life of Bradford and in the early 1890s a budget was created to purchase works to build a public art collection. This exhibition surveys some of the variety of the great Bradford painters in this collection considering the period 1850 to 1950 and the context of what life was like at the time the artists were painting.

Opening Notes:

Tuesday to Friday 10am - 4pm - please note: we are closed on Mondays

Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays 11am - 4pm

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, 27 December, New Years Day, Good Friday and Mondays except Bank Holidays.

Price notes:

Free entry

For more information:

Website: http://www.bradfordmuseums.org

email: cartwright.hall@bradford.gov.uk

Venue Details

Cartwright Hall Art Gallery
Lister Park
BD9 4N
01274 431212


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

Communication aids available:

Bradford Museums and Galleries are proud to announce the introduction of AppEar; a new system to help the visually impaired explore our collections. This year we have been working closely with RNIB and Bradford Talking Media to develop the use of the audio PenFriend devices, which are already widely used within the visually impaired community. Visitors can now borrow a PenFriend from our reception desk to hear visual descriptions of the surrounding displays. For more information on the introduction of the AppEar system please contact Kirsty Gaskin tel 01535 618231 email kirsty.gaskin@bradford.gov.uk

Additional accessibility information:

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. For further Cartwright Hall disabled access information visit DisabledGo

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