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Impressions Gallery


Impressions Gallery opens in Bradford city centre

Thu, 16th Aug, 2007

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.

The new building is located in Centenary Square in the heart of Bradford’s city centre, which has become a hub for Bradford’s new wave of restaurants, bars and festivals. Impressions has worked with architects SMC DTR (UK) to create a £1.2 million state-of-the-art space for Impressions’ ambitious programme of contemporary photography. As well as enjoying the gallery with its dramatic floor-to ceiling windows and stunning curved wall, visitors can relax and browse books in the Lounge, visit the shop, or drop in to the Studio to take part in a workshop or meet artists.

Director Anne McNeill said “We had a slight delay to our original opening date, but I think visitors will agree that it’s been worth the wait. The building looks better than we could have imagined, and is a great new home for Impressions. We’re looking forward to welcoming the public back in and hope as many people as possible will come to our first weekend”.

Over the weekend, there will be a range of gallery talks, activities and tours around the building and a chance to hear photographer Liza Dracup talk about Sharpe’s Wood, the opening exhibition, at 2pm on Saturday. Admission to all events is free.