image for Exhibition item typeYoung Open 2017 at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery

Exhibition, Fri 1 Jul 2016 - Sun 29 Oct 2017, free entry

Young Open 2017

Young Open 2017


Lister Park,

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Fri 1 Jul - Sun 29 Oct Young Open 2017


After previous successful Young Open exhibitions, the highly aniticipated event is returning to celebrate young artist's work from Bradford. The Young Open provides an opportunity for artists 16 and under to submit their work to an open exhibition in Bradford's civic art gallery, Cartwright Hall.

The theme this year is: Inspired by Hockney and animals. It's David Hockney's 80th birthday in July, celebrate the Bradford artist by making your own paper pulp, collage, drawing, painting or photographing - or use your tablet! We have many animals on show this summer too in the gallery - come in beforehand and see 'Animal Craft' by UK designers and 'Splendours of India' from the Her Majesty the Queen's Royal Collection in London!

Bring in your artwork from home or teachers and community groups - submit a whole series!

Entry forms are available to download or pop in to one of our buildings to collect your's.

Judges include Sarah Harris, artist, Christine Halsall, Chair of the Friends of Bradford Art Galleries and Museums and David Horn, Head Teacher, Beckfoot School and Chief Executive Officer of the Beckfoot Trust.

By incuding Bradford's diverse communities and younger age categories the outcome will explore various medium and imagery/design. The Young Open exhibition will appeal to all ages to share the pride of the young people of Bradford.

Prizegiving will be on Sunday 2 July, 1 - 3pm - join the summer party!

Prizes courtesy of the Friends of Bradford Art Galleries and Museums.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaGift shopPicnic siteAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 1 Jul 2016 - Sun 29 Oct 2017


Free entry




    See location of Cartwright Hall Art Gallery on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 151351  Lat: 53.81196 Long: -1.77215

    Cartwright Hall Art Gallery is in the middle of Lister Park, one and a half miles from the City Centre on the A650 Manningham Lane. There is limited parking in Lister Park, accessible from North Park Road (off Oak Lane). Lister Park is served by many city centre bus services including 23, 25, 26, 49, 51, 52, 53, 54, 622, 647, 662, w5. Cartwright Hall is about ten minutes' uphill walk from Frizinghall railway station.

    For help in planning your journey by public transport, please visit

    Parking: free

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 miles from Frizinghall Train station


    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups