Bradford Big Screen

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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.

    January and February's exhibition - Past and Present: A Presentation that Pairs Local Artists, Past and Present

    Artists

    Pairing 1: Frank Newbould and Richard O’Neill

    Frank Newbould

    Frank Newbould  (1887-1951) Travel Poster Artist
    Bradford-born, Frank Newbould, became one of the most successful travel poster designers of the early 20th Century.  He is best remembered for his iconic railway poster designs of East Coast destination for the LNER in the 1920s and 30s. For more information visit Not Just Hockney.Richard O'Neill

    Richard O’Neill.  Digital Artist
    Born in Bradford and now based near Richmond in North Yorkshire, I am an award-winning digital artist specialising in hand drawn, contemporary landscapes. I am inspired by classic twentieth century travel art and the beautiful scenery of my home county of Yorkshire and beyond.
    Contact: richardoneillart.co.uk

    Pairing 2: Louisa Pesel and Chrissie Freeth

    Louisa Pesel (1870 – 1947. Embroiderer and Textile Historian
    The distinguished embroiderer and textile historian,  Louisa Pesel, was born in Bradford.  She was committed to raising awareness of medieval English embroidery design, whilst emphasizing how these could also inspire modern designs. During the First World War she worked with shell-shocked soldiers in Bradford and helped them design and embroider a Khaki altar cloth, now on display at Bradford Cathedral. For more information visit Not Just Hockney.

    Chrissie Freeth

    Chrissie Freeth.  Tapestry Weaver
    I use large scale hand-woven tapestries to tell stories and explore my experiences and family myths. I play with traditional iconography and have developed a rich personal vocabulary of symbolism. The techniques used in medieval tapestries are a foundational inspiration and academic interest, but my work re-imagines them for contemporary relevance. I have exhibited at the Royal Academy, ARTAPESTRY and am shortlisted for the Cordis Prize.
    Contact: chrissiefreeth.wixsite.com/weaver

    Pairing 3: May Tremel and Mike Moor

    May Tremel (1882 – 1963). Etcher and Sculptor
    May Tremel was born in Bradford and studied art at the Royal College of Art, where she learned engraving and sculpture.  Her etchings, including urban, coastal and landscape scenes, were much admired for their fine detail and were widely exhibited in Britain and overseas. For more information visit Not Just Hockney.

    Mike Moor. Artist/Illustrator
    Despite appearances, my images are grounded in reality. They combine concerns about what is happening on the world stage with a spiritual imperative.  I’m inspired by stories:  epic, symbolic dramas that humble us. I hope my work in some way communicates that sense of awe and tenacious grit.
    Contact: mikemoor.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.