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Impressions Gallery

exhibitions: past

Offsite project: Makeshift Monuments

Diane Bielik

30th Sep - 30th Oct 2011

Makeshift Monuments was created over two years in the Bradford Hungarian Cultural and Social Centre, during the run up to its closure in the summer of 2010. 

Showing as part of Ways of Looking, a new photography festival in Bradford, this site specific installation of photographs are pasted directly onto the walls of the disused social club. Viewers are invited to move through the old dancehall, the bar room and the empty rooms upstairs to see the exhibition.

Photographer Diane Bielik’s father Attila was an active member of the club for many years. The news of its closure was the impetus to begin photographing the club, triggering a desire to ‘capture’ this place before it was gone.

Click here to download an information sheet about the exhibition (pdf 652kb)

An Impressions Gallery off-site project at:

The Old Hungarian Club, 4 Walmer Villas, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD8 7ET

Opening times:
Friday to Sunday 12pm to 5pm

Talk and Tour with Diane Bielik at the Hungarian Cultural and Social Centre
Sunday 16 October, 2.00pm to 3.30pm
Free event, booking advised. Places can be reserved at http://dianebieliktalk.eventbrite.com/

Billiard Room

Billiard Room

Diane Bielik

Comments

Good show... interesting, excellent, stunning location good ’Where it should be"

Ordinary becoming extraordinary.

Exhibitions Visitor

Photos presented directly on walls- becoming part of the building, original method of display, Testament to the club and it’s memories.

Exhibitions Visitor

Impossibility of holding on to the past. Feeling history of Hungary.. community life, worth traveling halfway across the country to see.

Brings back memories a Great asset to Ways of Looking

Evocative, touching, thought provoking great idea.

Amazing building, great heritage, could be restored to former glories ? Beauty curated.

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