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Island to Island – Cartwright Hall


Feb 01 2022 - Jun 05 2022


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About The Event


Cartwright Hall Art Gallery
Lister Park, Bradford BD9 4NS

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.

May Half-term with Bradford District Museums & Galleries

Looking for something to do  over half term? 
Have a look at our families events – follow the links for more information

28th May Dreams and Songs to sing
Cartwright Hall
Meet author Richard O’Neill for traditional stories and handicrafts

29th May –
Put yourself in the picture
Bradford Industrial Museum
Visit our “Bairds TV” display, help to make an old fashioned TV and become a news presenter or star in an advert!

30th MayLocal Myths and Legends
Bolling Hall
Listen to traditional stories and design a mythical creature.

1st June Within Nature
Cliffe Castle
Meet the artists & take part in associated family activities.