‘Standing at the gate of the year’ | Group Show | 02 - 23 December 2017

Opening Night: 01 December, 5 - 9pm

For members of Unit 9, ‘Standing at the gate of the year’ marks a period of transition from one year to the next. We’ve seen it as an opportunity to reflect on what has happened over the past year, perhaps with feelings of melancholia and endings, mixed up with the excitement and anticipation that comes with a new year and all that it might bring.

Urban/city paintings (Leeds, Bradford, Saltaire and Manchester) | Adrian Lee | 04 - 26 November 2017

Opening Night: 03 November • 7 - 9pm

An exhibition of paintings which explore urban/cityscapes and the different architectural geometry of buildings both new and old and how they add to the ongoing story and development of an area. Adrian tries to capture an element of the physical features of these surroundings, but a sense of ambience and identity is more important.

The Allotment | Jenny Crawford and Roza Zaleska | 07 October - 26 November 2017

Exhibition Opens: 06 October 7 - 9pm

The spade goes in and the robin, hearing the call to worms, appears soundlessly and waits for the catch of the day to be brought to the surface…

Allotments were provided for the labouring poor during the Industrial Revolution. They were restricted in size ‘so that men would not exhaust themselves before turning up for work’.

‘For the most part, I don't ask myself questions at all. For me, working the allotment is to be abstracted from the usual laws of daily life, fenced off from its (OK, my) neurotic demands and intricate delusions, suspended in a benevolent miasma of non-thought’. Frances Stonor Saunders, 2014.

I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside | Pat Belson | 02 September - 01 October 2017

An exhibition of Oil paintings and felted pieces showing Pat's love of watching the movement of the sea and inspired by trips and holidays in coastal areas.


Opening Event: Friday 01 September, 7 - 9pm

Sketch it out | Group Exhibition | 05 - 27 August 2017

Over the past months, sketchbooks have been circulating between members of Unit 9. Here you can see the results - a fascinating display of sketchbooks with a multitude of ideas expressed in a range of media, showing how one artist responds to what another has done before, or what intrigues an artist in the world around us.


Exhibition Event:
Friday 25 August, 7 - 9pm.

The members of Unit 9 invite you to join us at a viewing of the group exhibition ’Sketching it out!’ A chance to meet the artists and discuss the sketchbook project. Drinks and nibbles will be provided.

Richard J Mort | 08 - 29 July 2017

I treat the canvas as a three-dimensional object in space. By carving into it and applique-ing onto it I expand the boundaries of what can be visualised as a meaningful surface. By the use of mirror tiles the painting becomes inter-active with the viewer.
By co-ordinating the use of colour and particularly the colour spectrum, gives rise to colour flows within the context of the painting relating to the carved surface. All constituent parts of the paintings coalesce to form a meaningful whole. Where I have used threads to relate a colour flow above the surface of the canvas, these interact with the background to form a melange of colour,
thus making a complete statement of intent.


Opening Event: Friday 07 July 7 - 9pm

Who goes there? | Denise Oukhaba | 03 June - 02 July 2017

Acrylics, sewing, found articles and objects brought together in a collection of works which demonstrate that however alone there is always someone or something watching over us, following our progress, keeping us company, we are never alone.


Exhibition Opens: 02 June 7-9pm

More Pennine Skies |Bob Thompson | 06 - 27 May 2017

This Exhibition consists of further paintings originating form Thompson's time spent in the Pennine Hills. When exploring the high Pennine Moors it the sky that dominates the landscape. The land feels insignificant in the overwhelming presence of a threatening storm.

These 'skyscapes' originate from walking and recording such conditions along sections of the Pennine way.


Opening Event, Friday 05 May, 7 - 9pm

WINDOWS | Kate Stewart | 08 April - 30 April 2017

The windows in the Unit 9 gallery in south Square were the starting point for this exhibition. The art on the wall can be wonderful but I often find myself gazing out of the window. I wanted to portray the juxtapositions of the inside and the outside and how we are drawn to the light. This led me onto looking at windows from the outside at dusk when there is light from the inside and outside, and when the inside is dark and the light is reflected.


Opening Event, Friday 07 April, 7 - 9pm

Light View | Viv Owen | 04 March - 02 April 2017

Vivid, gestural oil paintings reveal a fascination with emotional states, with the help of unwitting accomplices captured from feature films and the television screen. Subtle in scale: a whisper in the ear rather than a shout across the room, their textured surfaces contain intriguing hints of the depths of emotion below. Forever given pause, these oil paintings make comment on emotional entanglement with the artificial as a substitute – or perhaps immunisation against- the fluctuating feelings of everyday life.


Opening Event, Friday 03 March, 7 - 9pm

Night Ferry | Brian Rowlands | 10 January - 26 February 2017

Part One (2014) -"The light's gone"

The disappointment expressed by another photographer on deck gave me a perfect title for this collection, shot by incidental light onboard the Pride of York.


Part Two (2016) - A Different Light


Photographs from the same Hull-Zeebrugge ferry exactly two years later, taken as the boat began its voyage.


Opening Event, Friday 03 February 2017

Unit 9’s Third Winter Salon | Group Show | 05 November - 18 December 2016

As the days get darker, Unit 9 artists have put together a lively show of paintings, prints, drawings and photographs, for you to enjoy; you may find the perfect gift for friends and family here too!


Preview Night, Friday 04 November 5 - 9pm

Earth-bound | Nancy Stedman | 08 - 30 October 2016

Underlying rocks and continuing geomorphological processes determine so much of how and where we live. In this country we probably have an unrealistic view of rocks as stable and unchanging. In this exhibition ‘Earth-bound’ Nancy Stedman starts to explore some of the processes that are underway all the time - rock faces cracking apart, soils eroding and accreting, rivers braiding and ponds silting up.

Preview Night, Friday 07 October 7 - 9pm

New Ventures | Denise Oukhaba | 03 September - 02 October 2016

In this latest exhibition -the first of a unit 9 member in what was the Calver gallery, - most recent works bring together embroidered textiles and acrylics in a new adventure of mixed media. The subject matter remains relatively constant whilst the colours and textures are as always vibrant and exciting.

Not the Jerwood | Group Show | 06 - 28 August 2016

For over 20 years now, there has been an annual opportunity for artists across the country to submit drawings for the Jerwood Drawing Prize. Having seen the high quality of the works rejected (as well as the works selected) the Unit 9 artists have decided this year to hold their own exhibition of all those drawings not selected, or perhaps not even submitted… and you can vote for your favourite!

Preview Night, Friday 05 August, 7 - 9pm

Picking Up The Pieces | Sylvi Gibbs | 02 - 31 July

A fire that destroyed the textile mill next to her home inspires Sylvi Gibbs’ work. She makes landscapes and abstract pieces using the very last remnants of worsted cloth salvaged from the mill. Through collage, lino cut and photography she celebrates the beauty of the cloth and the sad demise of the mill.

Preview Night, Friday 01 July, 7 - 9pm

North to South | Sue Logan | 04 - 26 June 2016

A series of landscapes by Yorkshire artist Sue Logan, inspired during visits to various locations between the rugged North of Scotland and the sunny South of France.

Preview Night, Friday 03 June, 7 - 9pm

Clowns | Patricia Calver | 07 - 29 May 2016

An exhibition of new paintings based on Calver's fascination with the many facets and contradictions of the clown.

Love them or hate them!

Preview Night, Friday 06 May 7-9pm

Time and Motion | June Russell | 02 April - 02 May 2016

Two recent exhibitions have involved June making drawings responding to aspects of Bradford’s rich textile heritage.

At the Industrial Museum, as part of an 18 month residency with Inkers Printmaking Group, the insistent sound of a loom in motion allowed her to relax into drawing with a loose, abstract feel, making work that was as much about sounds and action of the machines as their visual forms.

In response to 1790s Vint & Gilling hand-drawn designs on paper from the SDC Collection in the Bradford Textil Archive, she produced a very different serie




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