Bradford Big Screen

A creative space to share your film, photography and creativity

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Bradford UNESCO City of Film and Bradford City Council have teamed up to provide a new programme of events and content for the Bradford Big Screen. As well as providing national and local news, sport, arts, culture, entertainment and events, we want the screen to belong to the people of the city. If you have a film, photographs or other content to share with us then please get in touch. With 500,000 people on average passing by the screen each month it's a great opportunity. We're looking for content that enlightens, inspires, entertains, brings a smile to our faces — and make us proud to be from Bradford.
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    Not Just Hockney art exhibition

    12:30 pmBradford's Big Screen

    NOT JUST HOCKNEY

    AN EXCITING EXHIBITION ON BRADFORD BIG SCREEN SHARING THE WORK OF HUNDREDS OF ARTISTS FROM ACROSS THE DISTRICT WITH VISITORS TO THE CITY. ON THE SCREEN EVERY DAY AT 1230

    Not Just Hockney is the brainchild of amateur arts enthusiast Colin Neville. The exhibition features work from painters, ceramists, textile and jewellery makers. Artists involved say the project gives them vital outdoor “gallery” space after harsh economic times have seen many local galleries closing. If you can't get down to the screen watch the exhibition here.

    March and April's exhibition - Artist's Choice

    Artists

    Nudrat Afza (Documentary Photographer)
    I am a self-taught photographer and for many years now I have used my camera to document Bradford life. This has included local female football fans, worshipers at the Bradford Synagogue, and recently the dedicated work of nursing and care staff at Bradford Royal Infirmary - the photographs on the Big Screen illustrate some of the stages of illness and treatment of my sister, Sairah, who suffers from cancer. Contact: nudratafza.co.uk

    Dianne Cross (Ceramics Artist)
    My hand built ceramics evoke a feeling of the sea shore and coastline. These imagined seascapes/marine landscapes encourage the viewer to see their own ‘picture’, rather than illustrating a specific view.  Some are stormy, others quiet and calm or sunny and bright.  Individually constructed boxes, vases, wall pieces and vessel forms feature washes of cobalt and copper with occasional ‘pops’ of yellow over a matt white glaze. Contact: Facebook - Dianne Cross Ceramics

    Jess Kidd (Multidisciplinary Artist)
    I’m a multi-disciplinary artist with a current focus on painting. I've started experimenting with 2D mixed media paintings, using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as a tool to enable my art. As I learn about CBT for my own mental health, I wonder how I could apply the same principles to a place through my artistic practice. How do people's views of a place affect their lives in it?
    Contact: jesskiddart.co.uk

     

    Ian Middleton (Oil Painter)
    I am a Bradford-born professional artist working in my own unique style defined as ‘Rubistic Expressionism’. My studio is based in Burley in Wharfedale and my work is showcased exclusively through the Somerville Gallery in Otley at the Art Works. Limited prints of my paintings have sold in over 23 different countries and I have exhibited extensively, including the Royal Academy and through several online Galleries. Contact: somervillearts.com

     

    Andy Shaw (Sculptor)
    I am inspired by reclaimed and recycled metal and have been making Bits and Bolts Art for over 20 years. I create sculptures working with a range of materials, but favour reusable metal and scrap items.  I like to contrast the fluidity of nature and animal life with the rigidity of metal components. Many of my pieces begin with one component that inspires the entire process.
    Contact: bitsandboltsart.co.uk

     

    Charlotte Whitmore (Contemporary Jewellery Designer)
    I design and make contemporary, mixed media jewellery. I work predominantly in silver, incorporating other materials, such as vintage plastics and glass to add colour to my work. Inspiration comes from the grasses, wildflowers and sculptural seed heads found in the hedgerows and along the towpaths near to my home. These forms translate well into jewellery, and have led to a series of statement brooches and pendants. Contact: charlottewhitmore.com

    Bradford UNESCO City of Film, David Wilson said: “Some of the artists we are working with are well known but others are not and so we’re delighted to be supporting local creativity. The images and photographs of the work are stunning and will no doubt draw some real attention in City Park.”

    Not Just Hockney will run every day at 1230 on Bradford Big Screen. Six different artists will feature  bi-monthly.  For more see http://www.notjusthockney.info/

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Please note content to be considered for the screen must be sent to us at least two weeks before the suggested schedule date. The more notice we have, particularly for events and advertising campaigns the better, as this helps us serve your needs more effectively.

Film, song or exhibition of the month

Title: Bradford Architecture by Conor MacMahon, University of Bradford student  

Bradford Architecture by Conor MacMahon from Bradford UNESCO City of Film on Vimeo.