Over the years, Bradford College have staged some amazing events and exhibitions. Here are some highlights.
The Dye House Gallery, 30 October to 22 November 2017
Roger Hitchen worked all his professional life in first Further, then Higher Education in Art and Design, and later managed the arts and media degrees and masters programmes in the Bradford School of Art. In retirement he devoted much of his time to artwork and photography, and this exhibition showcased over 90 examples of his photography, drawing and painting.
Symposium: Behind the scenes at a photography gallery
The Dye House Gallery, 14 October to 17 November 2016
This exhibition ran in partnership with Impressions Gallery, and was hosted alongside the touring exhibition Lost Languages and other voices. It showcased work by Joy Gregory, one of the most important artists to emerge from the Black British photography movement of the 1980s. Her work covers social and political issues, and cultural differences in contemporary society.
David Hockney Building art competition
The David Hockney Building, July 2015
A knitted bike was among six winning entries in the College's 2014 David Hockney Building Art Competition.
To mark the opening of our landmark new building, current and former students and staff submitted work inspired by the themes of 'Hockney', 'the city of Bradford', 'unity' or 'knowledge'. There was prize money for the six winning entries and these artworks became part of the College's permanent collection.
Persistence of vision 2
Bradford College, June 2015
This exhibition featured highlights of the Summer Show by students from Further and Higher Education photography courses at Bradford College in 2015.
Painter and printmaker
The Dye House Gallery, 8 November to 12 December 2014
This exhibition showcased paintings and prints by distinguished Bradford College alumnus Norman Stevens. It inlcuded work from his fellow students and life-long friends David Hockney, David Oxtoby, John Loker and Michael Vaughan; together they progressed to the Royal College of Art and made such an impact on the 1960s London art scene that they were dubbed ‘The Bradford Mafia.’
Mick Manning and Brita Granström
20 years of book illustration, prints and paintings
Yorkshire Craft Centre, 30 September to 11 October 2013
Mick, and his partner, Brita Granström, wrote and illustrated over seventy children's books and collected numerous awards. This unique exhibition displayed original illustrations from their highly acclaimed books.
On the cusp
Yorkshire Craft Centre, 8 November to 13 December 2013
This major exhibition of celebrated artist Dudley Edwards, charted his extraordinary career, professional partnerships and solo work - from hanging out with the Beatles to his work at the centre of 1960s pop culture. It spanned the range of murals, illustration, ceramics and photography of the 1970s, 80s and 90s, to the paintings, drawings and prints from 2000 to 2013.
Framing Olympic innovation
The Studio at Gallery 1, Centenary Square, Bradford, 22 June to 21 July 2012
This innovative exhibition celebrated local links, legacy and international aspirations to London 2012. Photography, illustration, and graphics by students, staff and alumni reflected on the local impact of the 2012 Olympics, and showed the key role of former College students in Games past and present.
The exhibition included superb images by multi-award-winning sports photographer, Gareth Copley, another Bradford College alumnus.