Close this search box.

Responses to Art: Esna Su


Oct 07 2022


10:30 am - 3:00 pm

About The Event


Cartwright Hall Art Gallery
Lister Park, Bradford BD9 4NS

We are delighted to welcome Esna Su to Bradford to deliver this workshop as well as a talk at 2pm on Thursday 6th October at Cartwright Hall about her work.

The haunting collection called The Burden, of which we now have one piece, is based on the the experience of Syrian people displaced by conflict, as they gather precious belongings into a bag on their backs.

London based Textile Artist Esna Su, invites you to join her very unique workshop in which she shares the process behind her ‘The Burden’ collection. This is in conjunction with Bradford Museum acquiring Su’s piece for its permanent collection. The techniques you will go through include cutting cord from leather, knitting, and stretching your knitted piece to achieve a unique shape. If you know how to knit, great! If not, you’ll be introduced to knitting. At the end of your workshop, you will be able to complete a sculptural knitted sample of approximately 20x22cm.

Tools & Materials to bring


Knitting needles (size 8,9 or 10)

Hair Dryer

A wooden board 25x30x2cm (optional)


Book by phone: 01274 431212

Cost: £10.00. 

Generously supported by The Friends of Bradford Art Galleries and Museums

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.
Details here

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