A small selection of artworks and social history items from the gallery and museum collections portraying people of Bradford, celebrating the district’s talents and inspiration.
With links to glass designer Kalim Afzal and Manningham based photographer Nudrat Afza and of course, David Hockney. From innovators such as Titus Salt, Christopher Pratt and the Bronte sisters to reformists Miriam Lord, Margaret Macmillan and Richard Oastler, visit this display of Bradford’s history and talent. The exhibition showcases the resilient strength and challenging inspiration, the display includes a selection of watercolour Bradford street characters and dignitaries of the Victorian period, by John Sowden. A large selection of the Sowden images can be purchased online.
Over 16,000 digitised images from BMG collections are available to view. See the Bradford Museums and Galleries archive images at www.photos.bradfordmuseums.org
Bradford Museums and Galleries tell the story of Bradford and its people through exhibitions, displays, education and community engagement across its four sites.
We Are West Yorkshire: A Celebration of people and place
We Art West Yorkshire brings together five new exhibitions from the county’s local authority museums. Each exhibition celebrates some of the different qualities that make West Yorkshire so unique, as well as showcasing the amazing richness and variety of our museum collections.
Castleford will look at the history and impact of Rugby League – the sport which was born in West Yorkshire.
Halifax will bring together some amazing art inspired by our county.
Huddersfield will explore the lives of women from the region up until 1918.
Leeds will showcase the stories and experiences of migrants to the city throughout history.
We hope you will enjoy exploring this kaleidoscopic tribute to our county.