Winter Salon | Group show | 02 November - 22 December 2013
A group exhibition presenting a rich selection of artworks by the Unit 9 artists collective. On display will be a range of media including textile, print, painting and drawing - all for sale and can be collected at the time of purchase.
Horizon | June Russell | 05 - 27 October 2013
“The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon...” Ralph Waldo Emerson.
A series of prints by June Russell based on the stark landscapes of the northern Icelandic coast.
Que Será Será | Denise Oukhaba | 07 - 29 September 2013
Working with found and donated materials these textile and embroidery works provide an experimental exploration into the relationship between colour, texture and tone.
Unit 9² | Group Show | 03 - 25 August 2013
Unit 9 artists set themselves the challenge of producing work to a common format: a square or cube. On display throughout August will be a range of work in various mediums and sizes, demonstrating their individual responses to the theme.
Still Life | Fiona Kemp | 06 - 27 July 2013
A series of drawings and paintings of the Bradford Industrial Museum, depicting inanimate machines which now stand still as a memorial to times past.
Promise | Viv Owen | 08 - 30 June 2013
"Promise" consists of colourful freehand paintings that eavesdrop on relationships. Inspired by mass media imagery that engages viewers, with the ever-present safety net of the off-switch.
In Passing | John Allcock | 04 - 26 May 2013
A new series of works through which the artist tackles the sensitive subject of bereavement, his own mortality and the use of art to come to terms with loss.
Fish | Patricia Calver | 06 - 28 April 2013
Working with wood, plaster and printmaking techniques, this exhibition plays with the motif of the fish as it drifts in and out of the artist's consciousness.
Diane Jones and Nicki Taylor | 02 - 31 March 2013
Nicki's photographs illustrate the quirky mini landscapes that can, or do exist within her home.
Decorative textile pieces combining mono print, collage and 'drawing' with machine embroidery
Kate Stewart | 01 - 24 February 2013
Through watercolour, textiles and stitching, Clouds, Flowers and one Face explores the interdependent and informative relationship between technique, processes and subject.
Re-viewing Unit 9 | Nancy Stedman | 05 - 27 January 2013
Nancy Stedman presents an installation of drawing in Unit 9 exploring the traces of past exhibitions on the walls, the light at night and other unfamiliar features of the space.
Winter Salon | 02 November - 19 December 2012
In Winter Salon the Unit 9 artists will be offering an array of paintings, prints and drawings, all of them suitable as Christmas gifts.
Four Tides | Jennie Crawford | 06 - 28 October 2012
"In discovering a small world we discover the whole world" - Aleksander Janicijevic, Specific Aspects of Psychogeography
Four Tides is a series of sea foam prints, tide tables, paintings and sketches that record the four tides moving through an estuary in a single day.
Being There | June Russell | 08 - 30 September 2012
My method of working is to observe and enjoy the places in which I find myself, take visual notes and then, back in the studio, to attempt to recreate what it felt like to be there at that moment.
I frequently make multiple attempts at this - and it can take years of re-imagining, refining and redefining, with only a scribble and a memory to tie me to time and location.
Images in the 2.5 Dimension | Bob Thompson | 07 - 29 July 2012
Images in 2.5 Dimension began as a natural progression from my earlier abstract work. Looking for ways of representing my experiences of the Pennine landscapes these abstract textured images examine the spatial notion of landscape engaging with a variety of media on wood and canvas.
Visual Monologues | Janet Mclelland | 11 - 29 June 2012
This series of theatrical characterizations are brought from the inward thoughts of the artist, giving an insight on events in the life of her subjects and in their existence.
"Texture in view" | Denise Oukhaba | 04 - 27 May 2012
Embroidered textile explorations of the hues and textures of land and seascape.
Impressions | Hester Cox | 07 - 29 April 2012
Impressions is an exhibition of new works celebrating Hester's recent projects and her longstanding love of natural history.
Masquerade | John Allcock | 03 March - 01 April 2012
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as Harlequin and Columbine: Eleanor Rigby: an encounter between a helmeted girl-biker, the threatening wearer of a balaclava, and a woman wearing a burka. These and other challenging images emerge from Bradford artist John Allcock's engagement with masks and mask-wearing. Do masks hide or express identities? Do they confer protection or offer a threat? Visitors to the exhibition can decide for themselves.
Off Centre| Fiona Kemp | 03 - 26 February 2012
Off Centre is a collection of paintings re-visiting fleeting images unconsciously collected by Fiona Kemp on the way home.
Turn of the Year | 02 December - 29 January 2012
The Unit 9 artists present their group show Turn of the Year.
life drawing and fabric... a work in progress | Kate Stewart | 04 - 27 November 2011
I have been trying to improve my life drawing skills in Dean Clough and Cottingley for the past few years and wondering about whether it is possible to combine life drawing and painting with my interest in fabric and embroidery. This exhibition is very much a work in progress. Some of my explorations might lead to further development, some may be dead ends. I would welcome feedback.
Inside Bradford College | Pat Belson | 08 - 30 October 2011
Pinhole images taken inside Bradford College exploring the everyday workings of students tutors and technicians.
Edge of the Moor | Jennie Crawford | 03 - 25 September 2011
Jennie's exhibition celebrates the harsh life of the Thornton Moor farmers and dwellers and the beauty of the open land.
Work in Progress: Progress in Work| August 2011
The Unit 9 collective presents a diverse group show of their work in progress.
"DRAWN IN" | Viv Owen | 02 - 31 July 2011
Drawings in different states: from on the spot to off the page.
Tents will be shifted (and other stories) | Steve Rayner | 04 - 26 June 2011
Veering from whimsy to formal compositional exercises, Steve's photographs celebrate the ordinary and often overlooked moments and tableaux that are part of everyday life.
Bob Thomson | 06 - 29 May 2011
Working in pastel, the paintings engage with the lost art of looking, finding the time to stand and stare.
John Lacey and Diane Jones | 02 April - 01 May 2011
Diane presents new experimental textile pieces using mono print and devore processes, whilst John presents atmospheric and textured landscape paintings.
Glimpse | Nancy Stedman | Unit 9
New works exploring how glimpses of the transient and fleeting can be translated into forms that are static and stable.
De Aqui y de Alla (From Here and There) | Janet Ferreyros de McLelland | 05 - 27 February 2011
In my works I have created a statement of the cross cultural experience. My works although inspired by my Peruvian roots and childhood memories, have been influenced by the experiences of life in Yorkshire. My paintings are a display of fictitious places and people which exist only within the cross cultural experience of the life of the artist.
Silver | Unit 9 Collective | 04 December 2010 - 30 January 2011
A group show on the theme of "Silver", which each artist has interpreted in their own way to create a festive and fun exhibition.
Dog | Patricia Calver | 02 - 24 October 2010
Through lovingly crafted sketches and sculptures, this exhibition illustrates the artist's relationship, and sense of companionship, with her dog.
Spoken in Colour: The Art of Poets | Seema Gill and Richard Heley | 07 - 29 August 2010
Seema Gill and Richard Heley are now based in Derbyshire - but only after lives which have taken them through many countries and acquainted them with a variety of artistic disciplines. Two things in particular, however, give unity to this exhibition: their shared delight in colour and their common vision of that which is poetic in life. Neither of these characteristics will be surprising to those who know them, as their life and their work is driven by an exuberance and love of life, and they are both published poets. Their enthusiasm for both life and art will be evident both in the pictures on display in Unit 9, and in the poetry which they will be reading in South Square at 4.00 pm. on Sunday 29 August.
Love at first sight | Group show | 04 July - 01 August 2010
What sort of art do artists enjoy? What makes an artist respond to another artist's work, so much so that it's 'love at first sight'? How do they come by those artworks that are so special to them, that 'say' something to them, that they treasure? Unit 9 artists are pleased to present a selection of artworks that they have acquired from other artists, with some words about what makes them special.
Viv Owen | Second Sight | 05 - 27 June 2010
Paintings and drawing that chase expression.
Denise Oukhaba | Rows | 01 - 30 May 2010
A new selection of paintings.
Surviving | Bob Thompson | 03 - 25 April 2010
This exhibition reflects Thompson's artistic practice over the past two years. In particular, these works explores the artist's interest in emotional and physical survival, and the notion of hanging on.
The Enigma and the Essence | Sarah Cave | 06 - 28 March 2010
Drawing inspiration from elements in the natural world, this exhibition illustrates a mix of influences that have been collected, combined and re-formed in the artist's imagination.
Bad Moon Rising | Bill Parker | 06 - 28 February 2010
An exhibition of recent studio out-takes in the form of drawings and paintings with references to Film Noir, comic books and rock soundtracks.
Feast | Unit 9 Artists | 06 - 20 December 2009
A Christmas themed group exhibition by Unit 9 artists.
Not Just a Pretty Place | John Allcock | 03 - 25 October 2009
The term "landscape" has often been reduced to the idea of the "picturesque". I am intrigued, however, by the diversity of ways in which this genre can also be used to explore spiritual or metaphysical ideas, such as the nature of time, mortality, personal identity, or the place of humanity within our natural environment. Equally, I am puzzled by the depth and complexity of the emotional springs which continue to impel my own engagement. This exhibition sets out to display that diversity, and to explore the purposes which continue to motivate the "landscape" painter.
John Murphy | Testament | | 5 - 27 September 2009
This series of small works by John Murphy uses simple line and coloured inks to explore how basic mark making can engender an emotional response.From an initial exploration of technique, the works were developed to portray John's emotional response to biblical themes, and consequently into a number of smaller series based upon books of the old testament.
Spectrum | Group Show | 08 -30 August 2009
New work by the Unit 9 artists:
John Allcock | Pat Belson | Patricia Calver | Manya Donaque | Diane Jones | Fiona Kemp | John Murphy | Denise Oukhaba | Viv Owen | Bill Parker | Steve Rayner | Andy Rushworth | Nikki Sheen | Nancy Stedman | Kate Stewart | Bob Thompson
Another Chance to See - New Work | Viv Owen | 6 - 28 June 2009
Another chance to see... to look at vintage and contemporary images in a new context. In the gallery the rare and precious sit with the everyday and disposable,and both are given equal status in a hand-made permanence never dreamt of in their original forms.
Oooh Different | Denise Oukhaba | 2 - 31 May 2009
A slight departure, the Denise has chosen to exhibit some of her most recent work in progress. Challenging the barriers of expectation the audience is encouraged to experience new dimensions through mediums and all ensuing constraints.
Drawing Around | Nancy Stedman and Gemma Hobbs | 4 - 26 April 2009
Nancy and Gemma have put together a joint exhibition exploring some of the possibilities and challenges of drawing.
Angels | Patricia Calver | 7 - 29 March 2009
Two sets of portrait images which hold an underlying connection with each other, have been brought together by Patricia Calver, for her latest installation piece - a sensitive response to these times of crisis.
Diane Jones & John Lacey | 7 February - 1 March 2009
John paints in a colourful, free flowing and energetic style to capture an an image or emotion using watercolour, acrylics or oils, and his range of work includes landscape, still life and portraiture. He typically presents his work in handmade and hand painted mounts and waxed frames.
Diane works experimentally with textile print techniques on velvet.
John Lacey's Website
Christmas Present | Unit 9 Artist Collective | 6 - 21 December 08
Artists from the Unit 9 collective collaborate this December, transforming the gallery space into an eclectic Christmas living room full of intriguing objects
Ephemeral City | Fiona Kemp | 8 - 30 November 08
This series of paintings and prints records the fleeting and ever changing aspects of the city environment. Fiona is fascinated by the transient reflections that shimmer and fracture in the windows, puddles and canals. These moments are mostly unheeded by the passers-by. Crowded images of confusion and movement are briefly glimpsed and lost forever.
South Square | Exhibition Archive
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