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.

    Past and Present: A Presentation that Pairs Local Artists, Past and Present

    Artists

    Pairing 1: Ethel Mallinson and Catherine Bartle

    Ethel Mallinson. Photo of artist

    The Ilkley artist, Ethel Mallinson (1878-1970), travelled widely, often by bicycle, in England, Scotland, Europe and North Africa, sketching and painting landscape and social scenes. Her watercolours were characterised by their impressionist style and subtle colouring.  Ethel exhibited her artwork both regionally and nationally and was the secretary of the Leeds Fine Art Society for over 40 years. For more information visit Not Just Hockney.Catherine Bartle. Photo of artist

    Catherine Bartle. I worked for 40 years in inner city Bradford as a community nurse, midwife and health visitor.
    Having retired I am now able to concentrate on art. I enjoy painting with watercolour and coloured pencil and I take commissions for a variety of subjects, including landscapes and animal portraits. Contact: wilsdenwatercolours.com

    Pairing 2: Herbert Royle and David Starley

    Herbert Royle (1870-1958) lived at Nessfield, near Ilkley.  He was one of the district’s most successful landscape painters and his work is still highly regarded by collectors. In his lifetime, his paintings were exhibited across Britain and overseas, and can still be found today in many public galleries, including Cartwright Hall, Bradford and the Mercer Gallery, Harrogate. For more information visit Not Just Hockney.

    David Starley. Photo of artist

    David Starley. I am a professional artist, living in Saltaire but working from the Bingley Gallery. I work in oils applying them thickly with a knife to produce a heavily textured surface. My subject matter includes the landscape of Yorkshire and beyond. My aim is to evoke an emotional response to our environment through my art. Contact: davidstarleyartist.com

    Pairing 3: Doris Schecker and Geraldine Thompson

    Doris Schrecker. photo of artist

    Doris Schecker (1930 – 2017). Silsden-born Doris Wilkinson, studied at the Slade Art School in London, where she met and married the cellist, Bruno Schrecker.  Doris painted landscapes, still life, and portraits, and also created textile collages, all characterised by their fluid, bright and luminous colours. Her work was widely exhibited, particularly in the London area. For more information visit Not Just Hockney.

    Geraldine Thompson. Photo of artist

    Geraldine Thompson, visual artist. I make drawings, watercolours and smaller oil paintings in situ then back in the studio. I enjoy creating larger paintings exploring further creative processes. Colour, light and atmosphere create such an immersive interconnectedness that I find it essential to work directly within the environment, exploring and researching whilst fully engaging in the light, moods and experiences of the day. Contact: geraldinethompsonart.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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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.