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image for Exhibition item type100 Years of Bradford Painters at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery

Exhibition, Fri 17 May - Mon 8 Jul 2019, free entry

100 Years of Bradford Painters

100 Years of Bradford Painters


Lister Park,

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Bradford was a very different place between 1850, when artist James Lobley was painting, compared to 1950 when a young David Hockney was training at Bradford School of Art. The textile industry had an enormous impact on the city and the population grew from 13, 000 in 1800 to over 200,000 in 1900.

The 1850s and 60s in particualr were prosperous decades for business as Bradford established itself as the world centre of the 'worsted' trade (fine woollen cloth).

As the textile trade expanded so did the cultural life of Bradford and in the early 1890s a budget was created to purchase works to build a public art collection.

This exhibition surveys some of the variety of the great Bradford painters in this collection considering the period 1850 to 1950 and the context of what life was like at the time the artists were painting.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaGift shopPicnic siteAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 17 May - Mon 8 Jul 2019
Tuesday to Friday 10am - 4pm - please note: we are closed on Mondays

Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays 11am - 4pm

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, 27 December, New Years Day, Good Friday and Mondays except Bank Holidays.


Free entry




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    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.

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    Parking: free

    Accessible by Public Transport: 0.8 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