Bradford College Art and Design Re-United
South Square Centre, Thornton, Bradford BD13 3LD
Exhibition Opening: Friday 06 April 2018 6-9pm runs until Sunday May 27th 2018
Sixteen former Bradford College Art & Design students of graduating years ’86 & ’87 are participating in a special reunion exhibition with an accompanying seminar series. Taking a look at the creative pursuits of their younger selves and exploring what creatively engages them now almost 35 years later. Entitled Me Then, Me Now, the exhibition will contain a variety of art-forms from pottery, to sculpture, textiles, collage, costume design and printmaking.
South Square Centre has a long running tradition of supporting emerging local artists and strong connections with Bradford College. In particular, this group of then-students were active in the launching of South Square Centre and many are still involved with the centre today.
In the Community Room, we’ll review archive photos from South Square’s history documenting events and parties such as the theatrical Titanic party, Chinatown Festival and Paris-Thorton event in 1985.
The exhibition provides a back drop to an accompanying seminar series with conversations about arts practice and impact:
Saturday 07 April 1-3pm – Creative Energy Creating Change: How the events at South Square in the 1980’s helped shape what happened next in Bradford
Allan Brack, former Director at South Square Centre tells the story of how bursts of creative energy helped build potential through events such as The Titanic, Paris South Square and the Chinese New Year festival at South Square in the 1980’s.
Friday 20th April – 10-4pm - Creative Advantage: How to add creative business thinking to your artistic talent
Supporting the effective development of creative businesses in Bradford, this session will help you develop a business strategy to make the most of your creativity in relation to competitors and markets in a way that is consistent with your
overall aims and values.
David Parrish, creative business development expert and trainer for creative, digital and cultural enterprises and the author of two books; T-Shirts and Suits, A Guide for the Business of Creativity and Chase One Rabbit: Strategic Marketing for Business Success 63 Tips, Techniques and Tales for Creative Entrepreneurs www.davidparrish.com
Monday 21st May – 10-5pm - My Next Chapter for Creatives: Space to think and plan for what’s next
This one- day personal and professional programme is a creative collaboration between Coach and Facilitator, Bev Morton and Artist Jean McEwan. Using creative methods throughout, providing an immersive and focussed space working alongside creative professionals and peers, each different, in a supportive and challenging environment.
A previous participant said:
“My Next Chapter for Creatives is a well structured, objective, shared and supportive space which provided me with the time I needed for my own individual reflection and planning and helped me release the confidence I needed take my own step forward in achieving my ambitions.”