Bradford Big Screen

A creative space to share your film, photography and creativity

Our Vision

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.

    July and August's exhibition - Artist's Choice

    Artists

    John Cade: Street Photographer
    I am a street photographer - and part of a street photographer’s challenge is to isolate and capture small, candid, human moments. Lockdown altered the way we interact with our environment and distanced us from each other. These photos aim to capture the quiet, lonely stillness of our streets during the pandemic, and show Bradford in a way that we will hopefully never see again.
    Contact: johncadefilmandphotography.co.uk

    Pippa Hamilton: Textile Artist
    My early interest in textiles led to a career teaching/lecturing in secondary and higher education. Recently, I have furthered my own practice and exhibited works in Yorkshire. I am engaged by the textures, colours and forms which the landscape presents and how time and the elements impact upon the enduring and changing features. Currently my focus is concerned with exploring issues related to our interaction with the environment.
    Contact: pippahamilton.co.uk

    June Russell: Painter & PrintmakerI’m a Liverpool-born, Bradford- based artist working from a studio at South Square Centre.  I create paintings, etchings and lino prints based on the places I encounter and live with.
    Contact: junerussell.co.uk

     

     

    Steven Short: Painter
    I think that I paint what I want the world to be like rather than the way it is. It's a mix of escapism and idealism.  How trees affect light and colour is a favourite subject. I try to recreate the feeling of walking through a wood with my dog. I am a big fan of other artists and often find inspiration in their work.
    Contact: steveshort.co.uk

     

    Lucia Smith: Painter
    I live in Ilkley and paint the Yorkshire Dales. It is such fabulous breathing space, thinking space, uplifting and restorative. By capturing these beautiful landscapes and skies and putting them on a wall, I hope to offer a reminder to go and explore and enjoy these places which are open for us all.
    Contact: luciasmith.co.uk

     

    Steven Spencer: Illustrator/Painter
    Coming from Bradford, with its steep valleys, landscape has always been a dominant factor in my life and work. From the moors and woodlands to post-industrial relics of bygone empires, I am constantly drawn back by their powerful motifs. However, open landscape ceased to be the main influence on my work as I became aware of the objects that exist within those landscapes, defying man and nature.
    Contact:  woolcityart.co.uk

    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/

    Show content

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.