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Fri01May2020Wed30Jun202112:30 pmBradford's Big Screen
Not Just Hockney art exhibitionShow content
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
Ian Beesley: Photographer/Artist
In the late 1970s I would stroll the streets of Bradford taking photographs of who and what I encountered. I strolled. I didn’t have a car. I took black & white photographs, I couldn’t afford colour. I took my time. I strolled the same streets regularly so people got to know me, and I them.
Caleb Lewis: Stippling Artist
My pictures are each created from thousands of individual dots, produced with 0.05 and 0.03 mm nibs. I attempt to distil the subject in to a balance of line and shape, which interprets my own experiences and imagines those I’ve missed. My aim is to produce artwork that tells a story, but in an ethereal and visually pleasing way.
Qashif Masud: Wood Artist/Craftsman
I am a seventh generation craftsman. With 11 years of crafting, designing, typesetting and everything else in between, my mission is to design and craft works of art with form, function and simplicity.
Mussarat Rahman: Community Artist & Activist
I am an active cultural and social change-maker, a socially responsive artist and activist based in Bradford. I work with diverse communities, including Biasan, on district-wide programmes, such as Our Street Gallery and The Bradford Sketch Book project. I am also the director of Intercultured Festival, which runs during October. My work, shown on the Big Screen, was created during Covid as an artistic response to the Pandemic.
Contact: Facebook – Mussarat Rahman
Judy Sale: Mixed Media Artist
The three collages exhibited here are from a new series of 17 works I have done called 'Diary of an Artist in Lockdown at Bronte Square, Haworth.' These works, on paper and of mixed media, are meant to be a whimsical commemoration and portrayal of my year living in isolation with only my neighbours and the TV to watch. I hope these will resonate with the viewer. Contact: judysaleartist.co.uk
Geraldine Thompson: Artist/Painter
Colour and light - as a painter I have a particular interest in observing how colour is transformed by light to create an interconnectedness. I enjoy being out in the countryside in all weather, exploring and researching the natural environment, fully experiencing the light and moods of the changing atmosphere and times of day. I make drawings, watercolour studies or oil paintings often developed further in the studio.
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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