The David Hockney Gallery



Bradford art gallery shortlisted for top museums award!




Cartwright Hall Art Gallery’s David Hockney Gallery has been shortlisted for a prestigious Museums + Heritage Award.




The Bradford Council art gallery is in the running for a Permanent Exhibition Award which recognises excellence in the creation of a new museum, redevelopment of an existing one or a new permanent exhibition.


The Museums + Heritage Award which is to be held in London in May highlights excellence, innovative and ground-breaking initiatives from galleries and visitor attractions across the UK and overseas.



“I used to love going to Cartwright Hall as a kid, it was the only place in Bradford I could see real paintings.” - David Hockney

Born in Bradford on 9 July 1937, David Hockney is celebrating his 80th birthday and 60 years of working as an artist in 2017.  At Cartwright Hall, the public collection that inspired Hockney as a child and student, we have opened a dedicated gallery about his life and work. Visitors can see an introduction to the artist and his techniques, early works showing how it all began in Bradford and watch previously unseen footage of the artist in his Bridlington studio. 


The wall paint for the David Hockney Gallery has been kindly donated by Farrow and Ball