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Cartwright Hall

Bradford, United Kingdom
Official website: Cartwright Hall

Cartwright Hall, Bradford is one of the most important venues in the north of England to have figured in the recent history of artists of South Asian and African/Caribbean background. It was the venue for a significant number of exhibitions, going back over a period of several decades, involving a number of artists from the backgrounds mentioned. One such exhibition was Nima Poovaya-Smith’s Crossing the Waters, which took place 1 September - 2 December 2007, and was part of Freedom & Culture 2007: The Bicentenary of the Parliamentary Abolition of the Slave Trade. 

Dr. Nima Poovaya-Smith is one of the country’s most significant people to figure in the recent history of British artists of African and Asian background, having undertaken extensive curatorial projects, research projects and a wide range of other work, much of it in employed capacities such as the time she spent as Senior Keeper, International Arts at Bradford Art Galleries and Museums, she set up the Transcultural Gallery at Cartwright Hall, which is one of the largest and most significant collections of practitioners of South Asian background, some of whom are British-based, though a number are also living and working in countries such as Pakistan.The Transcultural Gallery now houses one of the most significant international collections of Fine and Decorative Arts.

Related items

click to show details of Crossing the Waters

»  Crossing the Waters

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 2007

click to show details of Double Vision: exhibition poster/brochure

»  Double Vision: exhibition poster/brochure

Announcement relating to an exhibition, 1986

click to show details of Ingrid Pollard | Landscape Trauma 2006 - postcard

»  Ingrid Pollard | Landscape Trauma 2006 - postcard

Postcard relating to an exhibition, 2007

click to show details of Yinka Shonibare, The Wanderer, 2006-07 (detail) - postcard

»  Yinka Shonibare, The Wanderer, 2006-07 (detail) - postcard

Postcard relating to a publication, 2007

Exhibitions at this venue

People who have appeared at this venue + view all 21

»  Sonia Boyce MBE

Born, 1962 in London, England

»  Uzo Egonu

Born, 1931 in Onitsha, Nigeria. Died, 1996

»  Tam Joseph

Born, 1947 in Dominica

»  Isaac Julien

Born, 1960 in London, England

»  Glenn Ligon

Born, 1960 in New York