Events and Exhibitions

A woman dressed in horse riding outfit with a whip, looking directly at the camera, against a yellow background with white stars
17 January 2024 to 12 May 2024

Shy Burhan's acclaimed 'Women in Uniform' photo exhibition is 'coming home' to Bradford's Cartwright Hall Art Gallery for the first time!


Past Events and Exhibitions

15 November 2013 to 9 February 2014

Copper Horses by Chris Harrison is a new exhibition reflecting on identity, class, British industry and the photographer's relationship with his dad.

When Chris was a boy he believed his dad was a deep-sea diver who had adventures every day. In reality his dad worked in a factory as a precision engineer.

By the time Chris had grown up he realised his dad wasn't an adventurer. Instead, like many others, he worked hard to provide for his family in a difficult, skilled and often underappreciated job.

25 October 2013, 09:30 to 16:00

NB: EVENT NOW CANCELLED - This event will not take place although the related event in London is still set to go ahead.

Photography is often perceived as a solitary practice; one eye fixed on the world. This series of talks will explore an alternative history of photography as a shared activity. RPS members, Redeye members and students receive a discounted ticket rate of £15.

14 September 2013 to 23 September 2013

The Home Front explores links between militarism, marketing and entertainment. Made over four years, this is the international premiere of photographer Melanie Friend’s major new exhibition.

The Home Front is a set of three related photographic series that together explore the civilian experience of war, with a particular focus on public air shows that take place at Royal Air Force bases, and in the skies above seaside resorts.

5 July 2013 to 31 August 2013

Impressions Gallery in partnership with Autograph ABP presents a retrospective of James Barnor’s street and studio photographs, spanning Ghana and London from the late 1940s to early 1970s.

This major touring exhibition has only previously been shown at Rivington Place, London and the South African National Gallery, Capetown.

18 January 2013 to 13 April 2013

As recent events demonstrate, Israel and its surrounding territories have been an area of contention and dispute since the country’s establishment in 1948.

In this timely and highly relevant exhibition, Yaakov Israel takes us on a geographical and metaphorical journey across this complex land, offering one man’s view- point of the nation that shares his name.

17 November 2012 to 10 February 2013

Still life has inspired photographers throughout the history of the medium. The form, developed throughout centuries of painting and visual art, is full of striking imagery and dark symbolism, focusing on decay and the fleeting nature of life.

Featuring works by some of the most celebrated practitioners of photography, Art of Arrangement investigates the photographic still life through both classic examples and works that challenge the definition of the genre.

28 September 2012 to 5 January 2013

In November 1972 Impressions Gallery opened in a room above a shop in York with the first ever exhibition by the then unknown Martin Parr. As one of the first specialist photography galleries in Europe it has gone on to play a vital role in championing photography and has had a huge impact on the development of the photographic culture in Britain.

11 September 2012, 14:14 to 9 November 2012, 09:00

Support Impressions in this special fundraising campaign and help them to continue bringing the best of contemporary photography to as many people as possible.

To commemorate their 40th birthday, Impressions are giving one person the chance to win an original Martin Parr print, specially selected by the artist himself. All money raised from the prize draw will support their exhibition and events programme.

There are only 1,000 exclusive tickets at just £10 each, limited to 2 per person. The prize draw will be made on Friday 9 November 2012.

24 June 2012 to 9 September 2012

Made over a period of five years, Personal Best explores the stories of sixteen young athletes in the build up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The exhibition documents a unique time in British history, and captures the development of a generation of sportspeople as they grow from childhood to adulthood within the intense world of elite sport. This is the UK premiere and first major solo show of award-winning photographer Paul Floyd Blake.

6 April 2012 to 16 June 2012

In its British premiere, Making Space explores the expansion and development of Islam in contemporary Ireland.

Made over the course of three years, the exhibition examines the reuse of spaces for the purpose of prayer by Muslim communities throughout Ireland. This is Noel Bowler’s first major solo show in Britain.

Bowler reveals the quiet transformation of everyday spaces in urban, residential and rural locations. He records how private homes, warehouses, office spaces, and industrial units are being turned into spaces for prayer.

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