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If you missed The Home Front by Melanie Friend when it premiered at Impressions last year, here’s another chance to see the exhibition at UH Galleries at The University of Herfordshire

Exhibition on tour: 14 November 2014 to 31 January 2015

With the new term, the second year of our education project Start has begun. We are working with three Bradford schools; Buttershaw Business and Enterprise College, Grange Technology College and Samuel Lister Academy. Students from the schools will be part of a year-long series of workshops both in their school and at Impressions Gallery.

Work from Anna Fox's  acclaimed retrospective, Cockroach Diary & other stories, is currently on show as part of Les Photaumnales, an annual photography festival which takes place in Beauvais, France from 27 September 2014 until 11 January 2015.

Cockroach Diary & other stories  was curated by Anne McNeill and premiered at Impressions Gallery in 2008. It toured extensively and was shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize in 2010.

Volunteer at Impressions Gallery

Thu, 28th Aug, 2014

Are you interested in working as part of a professional creative team? Want to learn more about the creative sector and gain valuable experience from a professional arts organisation?

What does it mean to be Scottish?

Wed, 23rd Jul, 2014

New Focus our young people's project group meet Document Scotland before the launch of Beyond the Border and asked them "What does it mean to be Scottish?"

This Is Me is a personal new piece of public artwork created by young people taking part in Impressions Start programme, supported by The Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts. The artwork will be exhibited in the large windows of Impressions Gallery overlooking Godwin Street and the former Bradford Odeon from 10 July to 31 October.

We have been busy working behind the scenes to install our new exhibition Beyond the Border: New Contemporary Photography from Scotland. We captured the transformation of the gallery in a specially created time lapse film to give visitors a sneak preview of what goes on during our exhibition changeovers.

Competition now closed the winner will be announced on Saturday 27 September

To celebrate the launch of Impressions new Instagram profile
we are inviting you to take part in our photography competition exploring culture and identity in Britain in 2014.

Follow impgalleryphoto on Instagram and upload your photos, all entries must be tagged #DocumentYourWorld

If you missed The Home Front by Melanie Friend when it premiered at Impressions in autumn 2013, here’s another chance to see the exhibition at DLI Museum & Durham Art Gallery from 28 June to 21 September.

Parents of pupils at St Columba’s Catholic Primary School, Bradford, celebrated their children’s achievements on Thursday 3 April 2014, following a series of workshops led by Impressions Gallery as part of our Hidden Schools Tour.


If you missed our recent exhibition, "Day Dreaming About The Good Times?" by Paul Reas, here's another chance to see the photographer's first major retrospective as it tours to Ffotogallery, Cardiff.

The exhibition runs from 22 March to 10 May 2014.

One of Impressions' most popular exhibitions in recent years is on view at Winchester Discover Centre until 16 March 2014.

Red Saunders’ epic photographic tableaux vivants (‘living pictures’) recreate momentous but overlooked events from Britain’s struggle for democracy and equality, from the Peasants Revolt of 1381 to the Chartist movement of the mid nineteenth century.

Own an Original Paul Reas Print

Tue, 17th Dec, 2013

Coinciding with the premiere of Paul Reas' first major retrospective at Impressions and as part of his fundraising strategy to support his new book published by GOST, Paul is offering a signed special edition print of a photograph from the seminal series Flogging a Dead Horse 1989 - 1993.

Earlier this month we were busy working behind the scenes to install Paul Reas' first major retrospective "Day Dreaming About The Good Times?". We captured the transformation of the gallery in a specially created time lapse film to give visitors a sneak preview of what goes on during our exhibition changeovers.

This Christmas, we're offering fantastic discounts on our exclusive range of Impressions publications. Buy two publications and and save, with two for £10 across most of our books or two for £5 on our imPRESS pocket sized books, the perfect stocking filler.

Buy online by the 19 December and have them sent straight to your door in time for Christmas

Visit  the Gallery and our shop to buy publications signed by Martin Parr and Anna Fox, as well as rare titles by Peter Mitchell and Julian Germain.

Get more exclusive discounts with 20% off a range of photography publications. We also stock a specialist range of books, postcards and international magazines to delight and inspire any photography fan.

Buy collectable publications from our archive online by the 19 December and have them sent straight to your door in time for Christmas.

In a glut of mass-market art reproductions, be distinctive and enhance your home or workplace with images that are not available anywhere else. An original signed photograph also makes an unique gift for someone special this Christmas.

Impressions Gallery's Director Anne McNeill will be speaking about public galleries and exhibiting opportunities at Redeye's Photography Career Development Weekend on Sunday 10 November 2013.

For more information and to book tickets, please visit the Redeye website:
http://redeye.org.uk/programme/photography-career-development-weekend

Iconic work from Anna Fox’s major 2008 retrospective at Impressions Gallery will be on display at the Lowry, Manchester, as part of a group exhibition featuring work selected by Grammy nominated musician and fashion icon Alison Goldfrapp.

The exhibition runs from 19 October 2013 to 2 March 2014 and includes over 20 artists from national and international collections including: John Stezaker, Jan Pienkowski, Lotte Reiniger, Simon English,  Leonora Carrington, and Henry Darger.

If you missed Bringing the War Home when it premiered at Impressions in 2010, here’s another chance to see the exhibition on tour at Winchester Art Gallery at Winchester School of Art from 23 October to 22 November 2013.

New Focus, Impressions Gallery’s young peoples advisory board, is delighted to be part of Y Culture, an initiative developed by Bradford Council to give young people aged 16 to 25 the opportunity to explore the many cultural opportunities Bradford has to offer.

Y Culture is hosted by Kala Sangam on Friday 18 October from 4.30pm to 8.30pm.

Last Friday, Impressions completed its first Arts Award sessions and we are very pleased to announce that all of the young people who took part have successfully achieved a Bronze Arts Award Qualification.

Impressions is delighted to announce that our summer intern Shaila Hamid has been awarded the University of Bradford’s Summer Experience Career Development Award.

New Focus launch their new blog

Tue, 24th Sep, 2013

New Focus is a project developed by Impressions Gallery to work with young people in Bradford.

The New Focus Team regularly review Impressions exhibitions and events, to keep up to date with their news and views visit the New Focus Blog http://newfocusblog.wordpress.com/ . Click ‘follow’ to subscribe to all our updates.

Work from Murray Ballard’s The Prospect of Immortality will be exhibited in Mexico City as part of the Festival of New Media Art and Video: Transitio_MX05 Biomediations. The work will be on display at Centro Nacional de las Artes from Tuesday 24 September to Sunday 29 September.



Pupils in local schools Dixons City Academy and Shirley Manor Primary School will have the chance to experience a major exhibition by renowned photographer Red Saunders, thanks to an innovative project by Bradford’s Impressions Gallery. 

Summer Sale

Wed, 14th Aug, 2013

Throughout August, we have got some fantastic offers for photography enthusiasts in our Summer Sale.  Ranging from general photography books and exclusive Impressions publications, through to special summer holiday treats with disposable cameras and Impressions beach bags. There is something to suit every taste and budget. Don’t forget, all profits go right back into our exhibition and education programmes.


Buy online and have them sent straight to your door within 5 working days.

Impressions Gallery is just one of only eight arts venues in the UK to be selected by HRH The Prince of Wales’ charity, The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts (Children & the Arts), to participate in its 2013/14 Start programme.

If you missed Trish Morrissey’s Front when it was first exhibited at Impressions in 2009, here’s another chance to see six of the acclaimed works at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery in Cork as part of group exhibition Modern Famillies from 25 July to 3 November 2013.

Don’t miss the chance to see Miss fotojapón by Colombian artist Juan Pablo Echeverri as it tours to MIMA, Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art.

Juan Pablo will be exhibiting as part of the ¡VAMOS! festival, a celebration of Spanish and Portuguese speaking cultures in the North East, from 4 July to 19 September 2013.

Impressions Gallery has begun an exciting collaboration with COEMO (the Consortia of Ethnic Minority Organisations) to deliver a local history project which explores how South Asian culture, business, religion and the arts has shaped the City of Bradford since the end of World War II.

The forthcoming government cuts to the Science Museum Group's (SMG) annual funding will have a massive impact on the daily running of four of the UK's most visited Museums. Led by the Science Museum in London, the SMG also includes the National Railway Museum in York, the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester and the National Media Museum in Bradford.

We urge you to read more and sign the petition at
http://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/save-the-national-media-museum-bradford

Mass visit to the NMeM organised by Hidden Bradford on Saturday 8 June

http://hiddenbradford.com/blog/2013/06/support-the-media-museum

Impressions Gallery is not moving

Wed, 29th May, 2013

On Tuesday 28 May 2013, Bradford's local newspaper The Telegraph & Argus, printed a story that said "Bradford city centre's Impressions Gallery, which will be moving to Cartwright Hall to make way for the new City Library later this year..."

This is not true and the gallery is staying in it's current venue in Centenary Square. Anne McNeill Director said "we are looking forward to working with our new neighbour City Library when it opens later this year."

In a landmark partnership, Impressions Gallery is depositing its archive with the National Media Museum. It will become part  of the National Photography Collection, where it will be titled as  'Impressions Gallery Archive' and receive the highest standards of collections management. It is believed to be the first time a publically funded photography gallery will have its archive cared for and made accessible by a national institution.

Impressions Gallery is delighted to present Northern Stars, an exhibition of work by six photographers fresh from the inaugural Photography for Digital Media BA (Hons) programme at the University of Bradford.

Impressions Gallery are delighted to announce their success in securing a lottery grant of £96,000 from Arts Council England, to deliver a groundbreaking project taking high quality art to children in schools throughout Bradford.

What does Bradford mean to you?

Bradford is… showcases one outcome from a three-month long community project that responded to Impressions Gallery’s recent 40th Anniversary exhibition Roads to Wigan Pier. First shown in 1984, the exhibition depicted life in the North of England.

A partnership project between Impressions Gallery and Artworks Creative Communities

New Focus are now recruiting new members. We are looking for talented and committed individuals that live, work or study in Bradford and are aged between 16 and 25. We are seeking people with an interest in photography and a passion for Bradford to guide our work and help us think of new ways to reach young people.

If you haven't already seen it, don't miss out on this chance to visit the hugely popular exhibition LOVE ME showing across two venues in Wolverhampton.

Award-winning photographer Zed Nelson reflects on the cultural and commercial forces that drive a global obsession with youth and beauty.

Exhibition on tour at Light House and Wolverhampton Art Gallery 16 February to 8 June 2013

One of Impressions' most popular exhibitions in recent years is on view at the People's History Museum in Manchester from 9 March to 29 September 2013.

Red Saunders’ epic photographic tableaux vivants (‘living pictures’) recreate momentous but overlooked events from Britain’s struggle for democracy and equality, from the Peasants Revolt of 1381 to the Chartist movement of the mid nineteenth century.

Christmas Opening Hours

Thu, 20th Dec, 2012

Christmas opening hours

Closed Sunday 23 December 2012 to Tuesday 1 January 2013 inclusive.

New imPRINT by Stephen Vaughan

Fri, 14th Dec, 2012

We are pleased to offer a new limited edition print by Stephen Vaughan Breiðamerkurjökull, Iceland, 2005 as part of our imPRINT series of exclusive original photographs.

This stunning photograph which is hand printed by the artist is available to buy through the Own Art scheme.

To celebrate 40 years of Impressions we are offering you the chance to buy selected publications from our archive. These books are collectable and in very short supply.

Buy now and have them sent straight to your door within 5 working days.

Don't forget, every purchase directly supports our exhibition and events programme

Tired of doing your  shopping with the online retail giants?

Be original with unique gifts from our gallery shop including new limited edition posters from our archive. Buy now and have them sent straight to your door within 5 working days

The result of five year’s unprecedented access and international investigation, Murray Ballard offers an amazing photographic insight into the practice of cryonics: the process of freezing a human body after death in the hope that scientific advances may one day bring it back to life.

Exhibition on tour
Moral Holiday
(group show) Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art 26 October 2012 to 12 January 2013

Four films by Tim Smith commissioned by the Arts Council for The Space, the BBC’s new experimental digital arts channel, can now be viewed online. The films combine archive footage from the BBC and newly commissioned interviews with portraits taken at Bradford’s Belle Vue Studio and stills drawn from Smith's own archive shot over the past 25 years.

Work by Tim Smith is currently being shown in our exhibition Roads to Wigan Pier, click here to view the films on The Space.

In LOVE ME, Award-winning photographer Zed Nelson reflects on the cultural and commercial forces that drive a global obsession with youth and beauty.

Exhibition on tour
Perspektivet Museum, Tromsø, Norway 11 October to 27 January 2013

From October to December 2012 we are running a programme of workshops for local families to learn and be creative together, leading to an exhibition in the Studio at Impressions Gallery in January 2013.

Over the next 40 days keep an eye on our Twitter feed @ImpGalleryPhoto as we tweet 40 Years in 40 Days, a year by year reflection on our history revealing the hidden treasures of our archive.

We also invite you to share your memories of Impressions Gallery on Twitter using the hashtag #40years40days.

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED

Winning ticket number 668.

Here’s your chance! Win this original Martin Parr signed vintage print in our prize draw, as part of Impressions Gallery’s 40th anniversary celebrations.


There are only 1,000 exclusive tickets at just £10 each. The prize draw will be made on Friday 9 November 2012.

We are delighted to announce that the publication Personal Best by Paul Floyd Blake has been selected for the Fotografia Festival Internazionale di Roma, PhotoBook exhibition.

Published by Dewi Lewis Publishing in association with Impressions Gallery, this full colour hardback publication accompanies the exhibition Personal Best at Impressions Gallery 24 June to 15 September 2012.

Impressions Gallery is an official Arts Award Supporter, the national qualification for young people in the arts.

With trained advisers in Discover, Explore, Bronze and Silver levels, Impressions Gallery can assist young people aged 7 to 25 to achieve many different aspects of their award.

Positive Bradford Day

Fri, 22nd Jun, 2012

Impressions is pleased to again be taking part in Positive Bradford Day on Friday 22 June. The recently opened City Park will provide a great site for an even bigger and better day following the success of last years event. Centenary Square will be filled with performers, stalls and  activities showing what makes this city great. Come and find us on our stall and say hello!

Find out more at www.positivebradford.co.uk

Anne McNeill, Director of Impressions Gallery has been selected as a reviewer and jury member for Descubrimientos PHE, the annual PHotoEspaña portfolio review held at the Centro de Arte Alcobendas, Madrid from 5 to 7 June 2012.

Anne McNeill will also judge the Descubrimientos PHE Award, with fellow jurors Markus Schaden: editor of Schaden publishing house, Germany and Roger Szmulewicz, Director and founder of Fifty one fine art photography, Belgium selecting a winner from the finalists of the three portfolio-viewing events.

Anna Fox at PM Gallery, London

Mon, 30th Apr, 2012

The series of photographic portraits Back to the Village by Anna Fox are on show as part of Always Greener: Views from the Contemporary Countryside at PM Gallery, London from 4 May to 24 June 2012.

Back to the Village by Anna Fox documents contemporary village life and the rituals that have developed through the ages. This series was shown as part of the major exhibition Cockroach Diary & other stories originated by Impressions Gallery.

In LOVE ME, Award-winning photographer Zed Nelson reflects on the cultural and commercial forces that drive a global obsession with youth and beauty.

Exhibition on tour
Durham Art Gallery, 5 May to 24 June 2012

Over a period of five years, award-winning photographer Paul Floyd Blake regularly photographed sixteen young athletes in the build up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. His work documents a unique time in British history, and captures the development of a generation of sportspeople as they grow from childhood to adulthood within the intense world of elite sport. Published by Dewi Lewis Publishing in association with Impressions Gallery.

Show us how you see the new City Park in Bradford and submit your image to our Flickr group, with a chance to see your photograph on the Big Screen during the official launch on 24 March 2012.

Impressions are delighted to announce that work from Trish Morrissey's series Front which received its international premiere at Impressions Gallery has been selected for the major survey exhibition Hijacked III: Contemporary Photography from Australia and the United Kingdom, running at QUAD Gallery, Derby from 3 March to 6 May 2012.

Impressions are delighted to announce that work from Joy Gregory's retrospective shown at the gallery last year has been selected for Photo50; the annual showcase of contemporary photography at London Art Fair.

Photo50 runs at the London Art Fair from 18 to 22 January 2012, click here to read more.

Anne McNeill, Director of Impressions Gallery has been invited to nominate for the Prix Pictet, the world’s leading prize in photography and sustainability.

The nominators for the Prix Pictet are a group of leading experts in the visual arts from around the world including directors of major museums and galleries as well as journalists and critics.

Yorkshire Photographers Network are running an on location painting with light workshop.

Find out how you can make amazing special effects without Photoshop or lots of other expensive gear - all you need (apart from your camera) is a tripod, a torch and suitable outdoor clothing. Find out how to make ghosts, put yourself (or someone else) in the picture several times, paint the landscape different colours even create a UFO

This workshop costs £15.00 - Pay via eventbrite: fabric.eventbrite.com
This is an location based workshop taking place at the Cow and Calf rocks near llkley, for more information please contact  ann.rutherford@fabricculture.co.uk

Special Christmas gift ideas available throughout December

Save £50 when you buy a limited edition Tessa Bunney imprint, save 10% off Impressions publications and don’t miss this last chance to buy a limited edition Joy Gregory artist multiple. 

Impressions actively commissions, curates and produces a touring programme of photography exhibitions, available for hire throughout Britian, Europe and worldwide.

Read more to find out more about our current touring exhibition programme and download our information packs.

Enterprise Exchange is an exciting networking opportunity and Impressions Gallery is delighted to be hosting this event. Enterprise Exchange brings together employers, both public and private, community groups, voluntary sector, schools, colleges, universities and others who want to see enterprise flourish and who are willing to roll up their sleeves to make things happen in and around Bradford.

For futher information about how to book a place on this event please contact.
Lindsey Johnson, Bradford Education Business Partnership
01274 385514
lindsey.johnson@bradford.gov.uk

Half-Term Family Fun

Fri, 21st Oct, 2011

Pop in to Impressions Gallery during the October half-term break and enjoy free, fun activities for all the family.

Self Portrait of You and Me (Blue Skies) is a new public realm artwork produced by Douglas Gordon for the large windows of Impressions Gallery showing throughout October as part of Ways of Looking.

Commissioned by Leeds Met Gallery & Studio Theatre and developed in collaboration with Alan Dunn.

On now: Ways of Looking Festival

Fri, 30th Sep, 2011

Ways of Looking: A New Photography Festival in Bradford
1 to 30 October 2011


Ways of Looking: A New Festival of Photography in Bradford opens with a special launch weekend Friday 30 September to Sunday 2 October 2011. Exploring the theme EVIDENCE, the festival includes premières of newly commissioned works by internationally renowned Magnum photographer Donovan Wylie, Turner Prize winning artists Jeremy Deller and Douglas Gordon.

How to Genetically Modify a Tomato and Other Things we Eat

10 September to 15 September 2011


Over the past year Murray Ballard and Elliot Hammer, a photographer and a graphic designer have visited the John Innes Centre - Europe's largest independent research facility for the study of plant science and microbiology - with the aim of gaining a deeper understanding of genetic modification technology and its applications. Their findings have been collated into a newspaper and exhibition, which will be on display in the Studio at Impressions Gallery as part of the British Science Festival.

Ways of Looking is a new photography festival in Bradford and we are currently looking for a team of committed volunteers to help with the smooth running of the festival during October 2011.

Ways of Looking volunteers will support and facilitate events and activities taking place throughout the festival, working with permanent staff across galleries and venues in Bradford. You will be working face to face with the public offering information and helpful guidance to festival visitors.

Application deadline Friday 9 September 2011.

Impressions Gallery is delighted to announce the Studio exhibition opening and Bradford Big Screen launch of Gentlemen of Bradford.

Working with award-winning photographer Paul Floyd Blake, six young men aged between 13 and 19 from Dixon’s Allerton Academy have used photographic portraiture to explore male fashion, identity and style.

The exhibition in the Studio continues until 27 August 2011.

Become an active supporter of a dramatic new art project.

Hidden
is an on-going series of photographic tableaux by internationally acclaimed photographer and Rock Against Racism founder Red Saunders. Each photograph recreates a scene from the struggle for equality and democracy in Britain, presenting the ‘hidden histories’ of ordinary people who had extraordinary vision, driven to create better lives for their fellow citizens.

Hand to Mouth, commissioned by Impressions, explores the lives of villagers and nomadic shepherds in Romania’s Carpathian Mountains.

Exhibition on tour
Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes
read more 31 May to 13 July 2011

Stephen Vaughan’s stunning large-scale landscape photographs in the exhibition Ultima Thule explore the connections between geology, archaeology and history.

Exhibition on tour
Photofusion, London
8 April to 3 June 2011

This major exhibition is the first survey show by Anna Fox, one of the most significant photographers to emerge from the new wave of British colour documentary of the 1980s. Shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2010.

Exhibition on tour
Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham 22 February to 1 April 2011

The Artist in Conversation at Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham
Monday 21 February 2011, 6.15pm to 7.30pm


Anna Fox will be in conversation with Martin Parr and Anne McNeill, Director of Impressions Gallery at the launch of the exhibition Cockroach Diary & other stories, on tour to Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University.

Bradford Council and Impressions Gallery are delighted to announce the arrival of Iranian artist Gohar Dashti as international artist-in-residence in Bradford.

Gohar, who currently lives in Tehran, will spend a month based at Impressions Gallery, Bradford, exploring the cities culture and landscape and meeting with local people. Everyone is welcome to pop into the studio at Impressions on Thursday 27 January 6.00pm to 7.00pm and join us in celebrating Gohars arrival.

The Howard Assembly Room, Leeds presents Mariele Neudecker’s installation Kindertotenlieder from Friday 28 January to Wednesday 23 February 2011. Neudecker, currently shortlisted as an artist for the Fourth Plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square, recreates and regenerates her commission from 2005, in this the Centenary Year of Mahler’s death.

Commissioned by Opera North Projects and Picture This in partnership with Impressions Gallery.

Make the most of a class trip into Bradford this January, explore the artwork on show in both Impressions Gallery and Bradford 1 Gallery and take part in a range of exciting activities.

Click here to download more details about our January 2011 schools offer (pdf 1.2mb)

Stephen Vaughan’s stunning large-scale landscape photographs in the exhibition Ultima Thule explore the connections between geology, archaeology and history.

Exhibition on tour
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle
4 December 2010 to 6 February 2011

As a tribute to Yorkshires’ thriving art scene, Welcome to Yorkshire – the region's tourist board – has created a guide to contemporary art in the county.

Click here to download the map or visit www.yorkshire.com/contemporaryart

The dramatic and magical images of Bradford born photographer Liza Dracup tour to PM Gallery & House, London, in the exhibition Sharpe's Wood.

Ever since she can remember, Dracup has been fascinated by the mystery of the woods and what she describes as the “fear and curiosity of both night and woodland…and childhood experiences associated with myth and memory”. In this body of work, Dracup has chosen to explore her intimate knowledge of a woodland space on the outskirts of a city.

Exhibition on tour
PM Gallery & House, London 13 November 2010 to 8 January 2011

Drop in to our Open Day on Thursday 28 October 2010 to find out more about a range of workshops and activities that are taking place as part of the impressive 1mile² "one square mile" project.

1mile² connects international communities in Bangladesh, China, India, Iran, Pakistan and the UK, by inviting local people to take part in events and workshops that explore the many cultures and different environments that make up their city. Bradford is one of only three cities in the UK to be selected.

Iranian artist Gohar Dashti, who currently lives in Tehran, will be international artist-in-residence in Bradford as part of Visiting Arts’ ambitious 1mile² (“one square mile) project. 

Gohar will spend a month based at Impressions Gallery meeting and working with local people from 10 November to 10 December 2010. 1mile² is supported by Bradford Metropolitan District Council and DCMS.

Photocamp Bradford 2010

Sat, 16th Oct, 2010

Photocamp Bradford is an 'unconference' for those people who are interested in any and all aspects of photography. PhotoCamp is for everyone: newbie’s, professionals, teachers, everyone is welcome!

For more information about PhotoCamp Bradford 2010 and how to book please visit http://exposureleeds.org/photocamp

Daytripper Art Tours

Fri, 15th Oct, 2010

Hop on the free Art Bus and discover another side to Bradford!

Whether you live in Bradford or are just visiting for the day, there has never been a better time to come and see lots of exciting art in the city centre…and it’s all free!

A new work by British artist, Bob and Roberta Smith has been created specially for the campaign supported by over 100 leading British artists against the government’s proposed funding cuts of the arts.

Click here to sign the petition to Save the Arts

A striking new work by Fourth Plinth artist Yinka Shonibare has been unveiled as part of the campaign supported by over 100 leading British artists against the government’s proposed funding cuts of the arts.

Full petition details on:
 http://www.savethearts.org.uk or sign the petition at http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/save-the-arts.html

A new work by Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Wallinger has been released as part of a campaign supported by over 100 leading British artists against the government’s proposed funding cuts of the arts.

Full petition details on:
 http://www.savethearts.org.uk or sign the petition at http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/save-the-arts.html

Over a hundred leading artists including David Hockney, Damien Hirst, Anthony Caro, Howard Hodgkin, Anish Kapoor, Richard Hamilton, Bridget Riley, Antony Gormley and Tracey Emin have joined the campaign to make the case against the proposed 25% cuts in government funding of the arts.

The campaign was launched on Friday 10 September 2010 with the release of this new video animation by artist David Shrigley highlighting the effect of the funding cuts and a new work by Jeremy Deller with Scott King.

Click here to sign the petition to Save the Arts

Tweet tweet! Follow us online

Mon, 19th Jul, 2010

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and keep up to date with the latest news from Impressions Gallery, plus keep your eye out for special offers just for our followers.

On Facebook

Click here to go to the Impressions Gallery page
Click here to go to become a friend of Weare Impressions

On Twitter
Click here to go to our profile impgalleryphoto

The Studio, Thursday 15 July 2010, 4.30pm to 8.00pm

Beam invites you the third in the series of Arts of Place events to explore the nuts and bolts of regeneration and consider how artists can be successfully integrated into the process. 

Please come along you are living or working in Bradford and are interested in or involved in regeneration, creativity or education.

Free to attend.
Booking essential.

This competition is now closed. Click through to see the winners.

Thanks to everyone who entered the competition, following the announcement at our 3rd Birthday Party (good to see some of you there) we are happy to showcase the winners on flickr and our website, congratulations!



The Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2010 tours to Frankfurter Kunstverein, from 13 May 2010 to 25 July 2010 and features the work of Anna Fox who was nominated for her exhibition Cockroach Diary & other stories, initiated by Impressions Gallery.

Fox was one of four artists to be shortlisted for the annual award, which rewards a living photographer of any nationality who has made an outstanding contribution to photography in Europe.

Stephen Vaughan’s stunning large-scale landscape photographs explore the connections between geology, archaeology and history.

Exhibition on tour
Dick Institute Art Gallery, Kilmarnock 8 May to 28 August 2010

Cockroach Diary & other stories by Anna Fox is being exhibited as part of Krakow Photomonth, which this year celebrates the best of British photography.

Recently nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2010, Cockroach Diary & other stories, initiated by Impressions Gallery and curated by Anne McNeill, will be shown throughout May 2010 at the Gallery of Contemporary Art Bunkier Sztuki.

Ever since she can remember, Bradford born photographer Liza Dracup has been fascinated by the mystery of the woods and what she describes as the “fear and curiosity of both night and woodland…and childhood experiences associated with myth and memory”. In this body of work, Dracup has chosen to explore her intimate knowledge of a woodland space on the outskirts of a city.

Exhibition on tour
The Atrium Gallery, Bexley Wing, St James's University Hospital, Leeds
14 April to 14 July 2010

Impressions Gallery is delighted to announce that photographer Dana Popa has been awarded first prize in the world renowned Center Project Competition 2010.

Source photographic magazine will be scheduling a series of meetings with photographers on Sunday 28 March 2010 at Impressions Gallery, to view new work for consideration for publication.

If you are interested please click 'more' to find out how to apply directly to Source. The closing date is Thursday 11 March 2010.

Arts of Place launch event

Fri, 19th Mar, 2010

The Studio, Friday 19 March 2010
6.00pm to 8.00pm


Arts of Place
is a creative programme of temporary commissions, events and learning designed to raise the cultural profile of Bradford’s key regeneration project, City Park.

All welcome.
Booking essential.

Impressions Gallery is delighted to announce that artist Anna Fox has been shortlisted for the prestigious Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2010.

The four shortlisted artists (Anna Fox, Zoe Leonard, Sophie Ristelhueber and Donovan Wylie) will have their work shown at The Photographers’ Gallery, London from 12 February to 2 May 2010.

The Vintage & Craft Festive Fair will take place on Sunday 6 December 2009 from 12.00pm to 4.00pm.

The fair will host a wide selection of stalls selling gorgeous crafts and accessories created by regional makers. The House of Rose & Brown vintage boutique also be in residence selling a selection of beautiful things from every era. After a good browse shoppers will be able to chill out to some fine vintage tunes, revive themselves with warming mulled wine and pick up some crafty skills creating their own stocking fillers at our drop-in workshop.

Click more to find out how to apply for a stall, all applications must be received by 4pm on Monday 23 November 2009.

Stephen Vaughan’s stunning large-scale landscape photographs explore the connections between geology, archaeology and history.

Exhibition on tour
The Gallery, Arts University College Bournemouthread more 19 October to 27 November 2009

Hand to Mouth, commissioned by Impressions, explores the lives of villagers and nomadic shepherds in Romania’s Carpathian Mountains.

Exhibition on tour
Peninsula Arts, University of Plymouth
read more 14 November to 19 December 2009

Underground Season

Thu, 17th Sep, 2009

Underground, the Autumn/Winter season at Impressions Gallery,  explores subterranean experiences in the cultural imagination through a series of exhibitions and talks.

All exhibitions and events are FREE.

Do you have a brilliant self-published or independently-published photography book, and want it to be seen by a wider audience?

Impressions Gallery is launching a new initiative to support self-published photographic artists, starting with our Photography Book Fair Weekend on Saturday 24 to Sunday 25 October 2009.

Cockroach Diary & other stories continues it's tour to Ffotogallery, Cardiff from 28 August to 10 October 2009

"Pick of the Week"
The Independent

Cockroach Diary & other stories brings together works spanning twenty-five years that convey a compelling sense of both the ordinary and the bizarre in British life. This major exhibition is the first survey show by Anna Fox, one of the most significant photographers to emerge from the new wave of British colour documentary of the 1980s.

Can you create a photographic self-portrait that tells us something about who you are?

Winners of our flickr competition have now been announced.

Lost in Transit brings together thirteen of the most promising emerging photographers in the UK to explore themes of journeys, memory, and identity. The exhibition is the outcome of a nine-month long project, run by Redeye in association with Impressions Gallery, to help new talent develop their work and gain professional experience at one of the country’s leading photography venues.

Me, Myself and MRI is a new interactive digital portrait exhibition that explores identity using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technology, photography, audio and video.

Studio exhibition: Knockout

Tue, 10th Mar, 2009

Knockout was created by a group young people from Bradford, in collaboration with Impressions Gallery, Kala Sangam, Bradford Youth Offending Team and Nacro. The group worked with photographer Shanaz Gulzar to create a series of photographs that explore the movement created by local Thai boxers from Bradford.

Join the Jerwood Award Winners 2008 at this symposium designed especially for MA students and recent graduates.

Wednesday 11 February 11.30am to 4pm

£10 per place.
Booking essential.

Once more, with feeling continues its UK tour at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum from 13 January to 8 March 2009.


Six contemporary artists from Colombia explore interlinking themes of repetition, memory and performance. This exhibition was first shown at Impressions Gallery from 14 December 2007 to 3 February 2008.


This major international exhibition of photography and video work is organised by Impressions in joint collaboration with The Photographers’ Gallery (London) and is co-curated by Camilla Brown and Pippa Oldfield. It brings together both emerging and established artists rarely seen in the UK. Whilst their approaches are diverse, all suggest the notion ‘once more, with feeling’: an action repeated, remembered or re-visited.

Still, Motion, Capture is a series of short films created by a group of Year 9 students from Bradford Academy. Working with professional film-maker Sarabjit Kohli, the group took the Composure exhibition in the Gallery as their starting point. Challenged to use only a single, locked-off shot, the students took inspiration from everyday situations and objects in their school to create seven original short films.

Secret Diaries
7 August to 28 September 2008


This exhibition was created by a group of young people from the Bradford Youth Development Partnership in collaboration with Impressions Gallery. Using the work of artist Anna Foxread more as inspiration, they worked with photographer AJ Wilkinson to create a range of photographs that reflects their everyday lives and interests.

The exhibition is on display in the Studio
Opening times vary, please call ahead

For the month of September, Leeds and Bradford will be the undoubted destinations for photography and new media, with the first edition of Ways of Looking. Exhibitions, talks, films and events will be happening in museums, historic houses, contemporary galleries, cinemas, stately homes, and even a railway station.

Hang: Redeye exhibition workshop

Get serious about exhibiting with this incredible opportunity to take part in Redeye’s acclaimed workshop and have your work shown at Impressions.

Bradford Music Week will take place in and around central Bradford between Monday 26 May to Sunday 1 June 2008. The event will feature seminars, exhibitions, workshops, special events and activities and of course gigs - lots of em, big and small!

Click more to read about the events happening in the Studio at Impressions Gallery.

Once more, with feeling continues its UK tour at The Photographers' Gallery from 18 April to 15 June 2008


Six contemporary artists from Colombia explore interlinking themes of repetition, memory and performance. This major international exhibition of photography and video work is organised by Impressions in joint collaboration with The Photographers’ Gallery (London). This exhibition was first shown at Impressions Gallery from 14 December 2007 to 3 February 2008.

Once more, with feeling begins its UK tour at the University Gallery, The University of Essex from 21 February to 22 March 2008


Six contemporary artists from Colombia explore interlinking themes of repetition, memory and performance. This major international exhibition of photography and video work is organised by Impressions in joint collaboration with The Photographers’ Gallery (London). This exhibition was first shown at Impressions Gallery from 14 December 2007 to 3 February 2008.

This new Photoworks publication, published in association with Impressions Gallery, offers the first comprehensive survey of the work to date of British photographer Anna Fox. This publication accompanies Anna Fox's upcoming solo exhibition at Impressions Gallery in Summer 2008.

YOUnique with Bradford Academy

Sat, 2nd Feb, 2008

Exhibition in the Studio: 2 February to 2 March 2008

This exhibition was created by six pupils from Bradford Academy working alongside Colombian photographer and video artist Juan Pablo Echeverri. The pupils are Leonnie, Dominic, Hayley, Alison, Ky-Leigh and Curt, and all are pupils at the newly opened Bradford Academy.

Impressions Gallery will open the doors to its new specially built space on Saturday 18 August at 12 noon, launching a weekend of celebratory events.

Impressions Gallery and Bradford 1 Gallery have commissioned photographer Gavin Parry to document their new building in Centenary Square, Bradford, as it undergoes the dramatic transformation from shell to state-of-the-art galleries.  The resulting photographs will be presented on the Bradford Big Screen and launched as a publication with a foreword by influential designer Wayne Hemingway.