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.

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

    Artists

    Pairing 1: Kershaw Schofield and Jane Fielder

    Kershaw Schofield (1875-1941) was a Bradford-born painter of watercolour landscapes, seascapes and still life subjects. He drew much of his inspiration from local scenes. His artwork was widely exhibited, including at Royal Academy shows, and his paintings can be found in the collections at Cartwright Hall, Bradford, Huddersfield Art Gallery, and at the Hepworth Wakefield.  For more information visit Not Just Hockney.Jane Fielder

    Jane Fielder: ‘I have painted for as long as I can remember and have made thousands of paintings! It’s interesting to be paired with Kershaw Schofield - and I share a love of flowers, low horizons and washing lines! I am intrigued by where my paintings come from and where the next will take me. Art, like life, is a never ending exciting journey.’ Contact: janefielder.com

    Pairing 2: Walter C. Foster and Steven Short

    W C Foster self portrait

    Walter Christopher Foster (1885-1929) studied at the Royal College of Art and made a successful career in senior teaching posts in local grammar and art schools. In his own time, he painted a variety of Yorkshire land and seascapes and his work is characterised by its bold use of colour, impressionistic style, and luminosity of light. For more information visit Not Just Hockney.

    Steven Short

    Steven Short: ‘Like many artists, my aim in painting is to capture an atmosphere or a feeling. I believe my work represents my idealism - how I want to see the world. I paint a lot of trees. I've always felt they have a presence - in their shapes and changing leaves, they have both a stillness and movement which is exciting to translate in paint.’ Contact: steveshort.co.uk

    Pairing 3: Marie Walker Last and Kerry Stoker

    Marie Walker Last

    The abstract artwork of the Ilkley-based artist, Marie Walker Last (1917-2017), gained attention in the early 1960s when she exhibited works derived from her fascination with the universe, prompted by advances in space exploration at that time. Since then her work has been widely exhibited, regionally, nationally, and internationally, and can be found in major art collections, including the Bradford Museums Service. For more information visit Not Just Hockney.

    Kerry Stoker: ‘A contemporary abstract artist, I build layers in both paint and meaning, each equally critical for success, pouring paint and inks, which mix and merge creating beautiful shapes and subtle veils of colour.  I then develop the image scraping, staining, drawing, collaging and printing, revealing and concealing elements, until it articulates that elusive magic and becomes personally significant and visually engaging.’ Contact: kerryjstoker.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/

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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.