Cartwright Hall Art Gallery

Major changes at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery November 2016 – June 2017

We are making some major changes over the next 8 months at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, culminating with the opening of a permanent gallery celebrating the life and work of David Hockney.  It opens in July 2017, in time to celebrate David’s 80th birthday. We are also making some changes to our displayed permanent collections. This will mean that some first floor galleries may be temporarily closed to accommodate this work. Please look on our website for updates and email us if you are travelling to view a specific work  so we can advise you.

Cartwright Hall is Bradford's civic art gallery and offers an exciting programme of contemporary exhibitions, with four permanent galleries displaying works from our art collections. The collections consist mainly of 19th and 20th century British art, with strong collections of international contemporary prints and contemporary South Asian art and crafts.

In 2008 Cartwright Hall re-opened its upper galleries with Connect, a new permanent exhibition funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Connect makes connections between works of art from different cultures and times. This transcultural concept combines over two hundred Eastern and Western works of art displayed according to the universal themes of People, Place and Imagination.

Our Learning Team runs a programme of workshops and events for schools, groups and individuals. Please visit the Learning section of the website for more details or email

Some of Cartwright Hall Art Gallery's facilities are available for hire.  Please email with your enquiry. 

For images of work in our art collection available for reproduction, please go to 

Cartwright Hall has been collecting prints for over one hundred years and its collection includes works by master printmakers such as Francisco Goya, William Blake and Walter Sickert and by modern masters - Pop Artists Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Richard Hamilton. We also have the four major series of prints produced by David Hockney; Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm, The Blue Guitar, A Rake’s Progress and Illustrations of the Poetry of C. P. Cavafy. For enquires regarding the print collection please contact

Cartwright Hall is set in the magnificent, Green Flag-awarded grounds of Lister Park, with a boating lake, adventure playground and Mughal Gardens. There is a privately run cafe in the Lister Park boat house which opens seasonally.

Visitor photos

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