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Sounding Board Portfolio Reviews

Thursday 25 November 2010, 20 minute sessions

Get expert advice and feedback at our regular portfolio review sessions. Impressions Director Anne McNeill and exhibiting photographer Joy Gregory will give you feedback on your work.

Free (£10 refundable deposit).
Booking essential.

Join us for an exhibition opening with Joy Gregory, one of the major artists to emerge from the Black British photography movement of the 80s.  Lost Languages and other voices is Gregory’s first UK retrospective and brings together work spanning two decades.

Free event.
To RSVP email or call 01274 737843

Artist Talk with Joy Gregory

Wednesday 24 November 2010, 6.00pm to 7.00pm

Listen again

Click here to listen to Joy Gregory's Artist Talk recorded at Impressions Gallery on 24 November 2010 (1 hour 11 mins, 32mb)

Don't miss this chance to hear Joy Gregory talk about her work in the exhibition Lost Languages and other voices and join in the question and answer session afterwards. 

Free event.
Booking recommended.

Time for Tea

Friday 26 November 11.30am to 1.30pm

Relax at our regular get together and enjoy a friendly, social morning in our Studio space overlooking Centenary Square, with a good cuppa and a free slice of homemade cake. 

Especially for over 55’s.

Free event.
All welcome, drop in.

1mile² photography walks celebration evening

Thursday 9 December 2010, 5.30pm to 7.00pm

Come along and celebrate the photography created by local people as part of the international 1mile² "one square mile" project, which explored the cultural diversity and biodiversity of the square mile area of Great Horton and Little Horton in Bradford in November 2010.

Free event.
All welcome, drop in.

Archive Connections with Joy Gregory

Wednesday 9 February 2011, 4.00pm to 5.00pm

Go behind the scenes with this amazing chance to see original photographs from the National Media Museum archive, including rarely seen early images by Anna Atkins, Eugène Atget and William Henry Fox Talbot. Joy Gregory, whose retrospective exhibition Lost Languages and other voices is currently being shown in Impressions Gallery, will be leading a discussion about the selected photographs and why they are important to her.

Free event takes place at National Media Museum.
Booking essential call our Welcome Desk on 01274 737843 or email

Artist-in-residence Welcome Evening

Thursday 27 January 2011, 6.00pm to 7.00pm

Everyone is welcome to pop into the Studio at Impressions and join us in celebrating the arrival of our international
artist-in-residence Gohar Dashti.

We will be showing photographs of Bradford taken by a group of local people in November 2010, as a way of introducing Gohar to the city and celebrating its rich cultures and diverse environments.

This event is free and refreshments will be provided.

Book Launch with Joy Gregory and Anne McNeill

Wednesday 9 February 2011, 6.00pm to 7.30pm

Join us for the launch of Joy Gregory's new book Translating Place, this full colour publication published by Impressions Gallery is a poignant, and at times, moving body of work that translates Joy Gregory’s intense experience of place.

At 6.15pm
Joy will discuss the making of the book with the Editor, Anne McNeill, followed by a book signing.

Free event.

Booking advised.

Symposium: Behind the Scenes at a Photography Gallery

Friday 14 October 2016, 1.00pm to 4.00pm

How do photographers work with galleries? Presented in partnership with Bradford School of Art at Bradford College, this symposium is hosted alongside the Impressions touring exhibition Lost Languages and other voices at The Dye House Gallery.

An afternoon of talks by artists and curators offering a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes at a gallery. Expect insights into the curator - artist relationship and collaborative working in different spaces at this not-to-be-missed event for students, lecturers and photography enthusiasts. A great opportunity to find out more for photographers taking their first steps towards exhibiting in a gallery.

Admission free, booking essential.