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Cartwright Hall Art Gallery

Island to Island – Cartwright Hall

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About this event

All Day –
Cartwright Hall Art Gallery

Island to Island is an exhibition of photographs made over the past sixty-five years.
Taken by Tim Smith and his father Derek, these images celebrate the light, life and landscapes of the English speaking Caribbean, exploring everyday living across the region and how it has changed since the 1950s.
Work by local poets Khadijah Ibrahiim and Jane Steele complement the images, alongside fabulous Bradford Carnival costumes.
Film and people’s stories, collected by Grace Flerin, explore the links between Bradford and the Caribbean.
Photographs from Bradford’s famous Belle Vue Studio are displayed in a recreation of the Front Room, a common feature of British Caribbean homes during the 1960s and 70s. Decorated in styles popular in that era, it features items loaned by local people and drawn from the collections of Bradford Museums & Galleries, including a radiogram, a drinks trolley and ornaments such the iconic glass fish and other animals.
This exhibition is a collaboration between Tim Smith, Bradford Museums & Galleries, The Windrush Generation & Xplosion Arts, working in collaboration with the Geraldine Connor Foundation and members of Bradford’s Caribbean community.

Cartwright Hall Art Gallery

Lister Park, Bradford, BD9 4NS
Opening times

Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday – Sunday: 11am – 4pm

By public transport

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.

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