Walter and Zoniel - In a New Light

TA WZ PosterAs part of the Bradford is LiT, a winter festival of light interventions across the Bradford district, Trapezium Gallery was pleased to host Walter & Zionel's 'In a New Light'. Utilising a colourful cascade of re-purposed car headlight lights, controlled by motion sensors. Passers by became participants of the artwork as their movement activated it.

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Patricia Oxley - Work in Process

PosterAn exhibition by Patricia Oxley of paintings,drawing and digital prints.

Patricia’s method involves life drawings and paintings made with traditional media. Some of this traditionally produced work is then digitally enhanced or perhaps merged with other images and used to produce paintings which are in turn enhanced and merged to create something new. Hence the image is never stable, but always in a state of being processed, on the way to being made larger, more visible. The result is a vibrant mixture of what’s immediately visible to the human eye and what is not, sometimes recognisable, sometimes abstract, but always interesting.

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Clive Nevet's Glenton Square Collection

GSC PosterIn September 2021 Trapezium Arts hosted an exhibition of Clive Nevet's Glenton Square Collection.

The Glenton Square Collection is a unique collection of original art works created by people who use or have used mental health services, often over many years. The works were collected by Clive Nevet whilst living in a small bungalow in Glenton Square, next to Bradford's iconic Lister's Mill.

 

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The Things That Make Us

PosterAn exhibition by The Beck Art Group, four artists who forged artistic links during lockdown.

The theme of The Things That Make Us was that everything we come into contact with has an influence on us and art makes this connection visible. The exhibition brought together four artists’ creative work, shaped by their life experience and the environment around them.

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The First Teen Age

BttW Posterin "The First Teen Age" Trapezium Gallery revisited post-war youth culture with an exciting archive collated by Brian A Rushgrove. Consisting of a display of press cuttings and memorabilia from this revolutionary time in youth culture, "The First Teen Age"  journeyed back to the 50s and 60s, documenting the press and public reaction to the phenomenon of the ‘Teddy Boys’, and their offshoots the ‘Mods’ and ‘Rockers’

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Deborah Mullins - Solidarity Stitching for Palestine

BttW PosterDeborah Mullins was a qualified embroiderer with a particular interest in the long tradition of embroidery in Palestine. She travelled to Israel Palestine and on her return home, designed and produced intricate and beautiful embroideries using a variety of colours and techniques to create images and reflections of the land and situation of the Palestinian people.

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Back to the Wall

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Trapezium Arts first exhibition in over a year, 'Back to the Wall' showcased all the wonderful artwork that has been submitted to our Online Gallery, while the real gallery on Kirkgate in Bradford had been closed.

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Simon Sugden - The Beauty In Decay

Poster LTW LRIn our first show of 2020, Trapezium Gallery was thrilled to present a photographic exhibition by Simon Sugden, from Keighley. His work focuses on old and abandoned architectural sites around Bradford. The photographs feature old mills and attractions way past their prime and devoid of human activity, but with an eerie sense of a forgotten time. Although these places stand forlorn, no longer maintained, the photographs capture another side to the process of dereliction, which is the beauty wrought by nature and the elements as they reclaim these sites. They appear galvanised, redeemed. This may be an illusion but is testament to the skill of the photographer who depicts scenes bathed in warm light and vivid colour.

 

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Being Young In Bradford

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BEING Young in BRADFORD is a collection of photographic memories from several Bradfordians showing the fashion, music and other stuff that occupied our young minds and time during the 1970s and 1980s (over 40 years ago!).

 

Most of BEING BRADFORD© are now in our 60s and have luckily managed to assemble a great collection of pictures that remind us of the way we remember being young in Bradford. The six contibutors to this exhibition were once an eclectic group of enthusiastic teenagers (+) who embraced Punk, Mod, Scooters, Soundsystems, Reggae and all points in between as they appeared in Bradford in the 70s onwards.

 

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The Triump of Paint

Poster LTW LRPaint, produced by the grinding and mixing of minerals and natural substances from the planet we inhabit is the noblest of media. It does seem apt that the medium of paint is recognised and acknowledged, for it has been with us from the beginning and will continue well into the future to place on record our moment of being.


This exhibition, where large bold works mingled with the small and quaint, abstract splashes of colour sit alongside moody landscapes and intimate portraits, showed painting can represent not just physical reality but the moods of the mind as well.

 

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