MA Visual Arts students from the Bradford College | March 2012
Participating artists: Jo Booth | Bernadette Breeze | Pat Fuller | Bryony Good | Stephenie Lee | Joel McArthur | Michelle Middleton | Laura Milner | Clare Phelan | Lucy Spafford | Roza Zaleska
The gallery becomes a project space for work in progress by the next generation of critically engaged artists. MA students of Bradford School of Art and Media, in collaboration with South Square Gallery, pause to take stock of their work in progress.
The Kozyrev Mirror | Wet Paint Collective | 02 - 24 February 2013
South Square Gallery invites the Wet Paint collective, a group of emerging artists and curators from Leeds, to use the gallery as a curatorial test bed to experiment, research and produce new work.
DROMOLOGY - THE LOGIC OF SPEED | 08 December 2012 - 27 January 2013
Curated by Helen Thackray.
Dromology, a term coined by the social theorist: Paul Virilio, is the starting point for this group exhibition which explores the complex relationship between technological advancements and our use and perception of physical space.
Stephen Marshall | The Ocean Is Dark Until I Held It In My Hand | 03 - 25 November 2012
For Stephen Marshall, tradition is not a historical concept; it is an unavoidable aspect of the contemporary. Through woodcuts, sculptures and the spaces between them, Marshall sets the stage for an encounter with a personal yet universal history of experience.
Sophie Victoria Elliott | Joan Day Bursary Exhibition | 06 - 28 October 2012
This year's Joan Day Painting Bursary has been awarded to the West Yorkshire artist, Sophie Victoria Elliott. The Joan Day Bursary is an annual award in tribute to the memory of the highly skilled painter, Joan Day, who lived and worked in Yorkshire for much of her life. South Square Gallery offers this bursary to support promising emerging painters, inviting them to produce new work for a solo exhibition in the gallery.
Dominic Mason | Xanthopsia and 189 | 06 - 28 September 2012
Following a residency at South Square Gallery, artist Dominic Mason presents new works encompassing the formal and ridiculous elements of municipal flower displays, the indulgence of painting and conspicuous pomp in the age of austerity.
Procession at Kirkstall Abbey by Shaeron Caton-Rose | 02 June - 03 September 2012
South Square Gallery presents a new offsite project by artist Shaeron Caton-Rose at Kirkstall Abbey, one of the best preserved 12th century Cistercian monasteries in the country. Kirkstall Abbey is part of Leeds Museums and Galleries.
Within the grounds of Kirkstall Abbey, contemporary artist Shaeron Caton-Rose places a series of enigmatic and reflective artworks which have been inspired by the spiritual and geographical history of the site. Over the summer, visitors will experience Kirkstall Abbey in a new light as their journey through the site is punctuated by surprising encounters with four very different artworks.
Rebecca Chesney | Hope's Whisper | 02 - 29 July 2012
From drizzle and mist to storms and gales; thunder and lightning to sunshine and rain the Bronte sisters' novels reference the same changing weather conditions that continue today. Through historical research into their lives and writing, present day weather recordings and collecting personal accounts, Chesney discovers the permanent impact that weather has on life and literature.
Simon Boase | The Distinction Between Being Up and Being Down | 02 June - 01 July 2012
Through inviting live contributions from international DJs, sharing mixes online and constructing furniture that references the interiors of house parties, Boase creates an environment where dance music and the structures of its proliferation are utilised and made accessible.
Lisa Wigham | Into the Bright Blue Fields | 05 - 27 May 2012
Through drawing, etching and text, Wigham explores our transient and interactive relationship with the landscape.
Michael Day | Loopholes | 07 - 29 April 2012
Loopholes is a solo exhibition by Sheffield-based artist Michael Day that combines video projections and electronics to explore moving image, landscape and technology.
MA Visual Arts students from the Bradford College | March 2012
The gallery becomes a project space for work in progress by the next generation of critically engaged artists.MA students of Bradford School of Art and Media, in collaboration with South Square Gallery, pause to take stock of their work in progress.
Chris Smith | Telling the Truth Takes Time | 03 - 26 Feb 2012
The empty shell of a caravan, a collapsing airship, a gold locket and a view through an aircraft window are just some of the motifs in the paintings of Chris Smith. These are not specific objects or places, but rather vague signifiers, fusing together ideas of invention and memory.
Carole Griffiths & Michael Stewart | Couples | 06 - 31 January 2012
A sculptor and an award-winning writer present a collaborative project, combining poetry with drawing and sculpture in a provocative and darkly comic exploration of interdependent human relationships.
Abort, Retry, Fail? | 05 - 23 December 2011
Eleven artists from across the UK investigate the creative process as one of trial and error, reflectively exploring the ideas of struggle, failure, the impossible and the unresolved as a necessary path to success. What unifies the group is a focus on the methods and processes of working, presenting art as evidence of an ongoing creative journey with trials and transformations along its way.
Esther Johnson | Obsession | 09 - 30 October 2011
To coincide with Ways of Looking, a new festival of photography in Bradford, South Square presents artist filmmaker and photographer Esther Johnson's Analogue Kingdom. This short film is a poetic portrait of Gerald Wells, founder and curator of the British Vintage Wireless and Television Museum.
Lisa Naylor | Carnivalesque | 03 - 25 September 2011
The Joan Day Bursary is an annual award in tribute to the memory of the highly skilled painter, Joan Day, who lived and worked in Yorkshire for much of her life. South Square Gallery offers this bursary to support promising emerging painters, inviting them to produce new work for a solo exhibition in the gallery. This year's bursary is awarded to Lisa Naylor, a painter from Bradford who graduated in Art and Design at Bradford College in 2010.
Alfie Strong | Artist in residence | 01 - 28 August 2011
Born in Shrewsbury and now living and working in Leeds, Strong is an emerging talent who endeavours to produce art which is not only linked to but also steeped in a sense of the past. Left behind as a fingerprint, it is this notion of residual history which resides in Strong's work and frequently occupies him as an artist. Exploring the historical and the uncanny, Strong's works take the form of sculptural installations, often crafted from recovered materials.
Emmy Twigge | How to get the bits back | 02- 31 July 2011
What would a stomach tied up in knots actually look like? How would it really feel to drive a square peg into a round hole? What does it feel like to be in this body? These questions form the starting point for artist Emmy Twigge, whose artworks endeavour to describe and express the feelings of the heart and the body.
Tom Ireland | Every day we are apart, (I miss you more than ever) | 4th - 26th June 2011
In a space surrounded by the dramatic landscape of Bronte country, Tom Ireland presents an exhibition of new works developed in response to South Square Gallery's unique location
Conrad Atkinson | Dreams of Permanence, Hopes of Transience| 01 April - 22 May 2011
Thornton, the birthplace of the Bronte siblings, provides a fertile setting for internationally renowned artist Conrad Atkinson to revisit a past installation and unveil new drawings inspired by the roots of literary creation.
Hondartza Fraga | Ever remote, ever there | 05 - 27 February 2011
Hondartza's latest work revolves around the ideas of home and of elsewhere, exploring what it may mean to be lost in between. From drawing to video, original to found, Ever remote, ever there is an exhibition of works that seek to re-interpret the fictional and elusive character of home and the unknown.
Appropriating Power | Andrew Lister | 02 - 24 October 2010
Lifting iconic and often controversial imagery from the media, Lister examines his feelings towards contemporary conflicts through a series of quietly considered yet politically charged works.
Grooving Heads | Nichola Pemberton | 04 - 26 September 2010
This year's Joan Day Bursary recipient charters new creative ground through a series of ingenious yet playful kinetic paintings.
Wordshed | Bronte Parsonage Museum | 17 July - September 2010
For the summer months the Bronte Parsonage Meadow Space will be occupied by an interactive installation by artist Merry Swarbrick. Swarbrick's work playfully manipulates language to explore past life events. At Haworth she will create an intimate space to promote personal reflection and encourage visitors to engage in writing themselves.
Dictionary Of Ornaments | Emi Avora | 07 - 29 August 2010
Conjuring large cinematic scenes, Emi Avora depicts a surreal world that overflows with abundance and defies obvious explanation.
Ten Yards Lane | Rupert Clamp | 03 July - 01 August 2010
The unique setting of Thornton village becomes the focus a socially engaged commission that explore a maze of snickets, bricked-up windows and secret places.
Plato, Meet Buckminster | Dominic Hopkinson | 05 - 27 June 2010
One of Yorkshire's most accomplished and captivating sculptors brings together stone carving, plaster casts and a new durational installation that explores the nature of form and philosophy.
Blitz and Pieces | Alan Gummerson | 08 - 30 May 2010
A nostalgic show that provides a new insight into the fertile imagination of artist Alan Gummerson, who since 1945, has devoted his life to art and the pursuit of ideas.
Fr- Agile | Sabine J Bieli | 06 - 28 February 2010
Produced during an artist's residency at Spurn Point [Humber Estuary], Sabine J Bieli exhibits three-dimensional video sculptures that subtly recall centuries of slowly shifting sands and reflect the fragility of this historic coastline.
A Room of Words | Group show | 05 December 2009 - 24 January 2010
Curated by Deborah Britton
Here we play with words. A Room of Words is an exhibition of work by fifteen Yorkshire based visual artists all of whom advocate playful and experimental use of text within their work.
On the Beach | Christian Mieves | 07 - 30 November 2009
Through painting, artist Christian Mieves explores the geographical and cultural location of the beach landscape. Geographically the beach represents a transgression between the land and the sea, while culturally it may stand for a similar infringement of social boundaries.
Diversions in the Agate Mine | Hania Stella-Sawicka | 03 - 25 October 2009
During a week-long residency staying at a cottage in the shadows of Thornton Viaduct, a short walk from South Square Gallery, artist Hania Stella-Sawicka develops a new site-responsive installation inspired by the surrounding landscape of disused quarries and golf courses.
New Work | Lisa V Robinson | 05 - 27 September 2009
Joan Day Bursary recipient Lisa V Robinson explores the possibilities of paint as a medium whilst attempting to find a special balance between abstraction and figuration.
Flatworks | Nick Cass | 08 - 30 August 2009
Flat sculptures and drawings that explore a visual paradox where surface materiality conflicts with the illusions of perspective.
The Quiet House | Giulia Resteghini | 04 - 26 July 2009
Resteghini's printmaking explores the flux of her own thought process, privileging unconscious dreaming as a way of interpreting her conscious rationale.
Missing and Not Known | Loren Lockwood and Robert Costello | 6 - 28 June 2009
Artist Pat Harvey culminates months of research and investigation to form a retrospective exhibition of work by two very different and intriguing artists. On display are paintings painted over paintings, sketch book extracts, quirky personal objects, and revealing newspaper cuttings that, collectively, attempt to present some understanding of these artists' lives. Yet important questions remain open.
Bottom Drawer | Paula Chambers | 2 - 31 May 2009
A provocative exhibition that relates and responds to current perspectives on motherhood and its role in contemporary society. These unnerving sculptures and installations contain multiple layers of meaning; the outcome is subtle and surprising, disturbing and amusing.
Quietly | Rona Smith | 7 - 29 March 2009
Arbitrary and accidental incidents act as a starting point for a series of installations and sculptures that explore themes of process and transformation.
Wandering Garden | Clare Carter | 7 February - 1 March 2009
Following three years of travelling and painting throughout Europe, from Cyprus to Greenland this exhibition presents works that have been threaded together by journeys and ideas that explore the exotic and unfamiliar
Interloper | Dawn Woolley | 6 December 08 - 4 January 09
An exhibition showcasing recent works that explore the tensions between the photographic image and its subject. Photographic sculptures depicting the artist are placed in the real world enticing the viewer's intimate gaze.
Declining Images | Ignaz Cassar | 4 - 26 October 2008
An exhibition of photographic works exploring the 're-presenting' mechanisms of the black-and-white photograph.
South Square | Exhibition Archive
Please follow the link below to access the South Square Gallery [Main Gallery] Exhibition Archive
Exhibition Archive 2005-2008
Exhibition Archive 2005-1982
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