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Gallery II

Arts on Campus events for Bradford Literature Festival

Art, Textiles and Independence; a discussion.  

Friday May 27th, 1pm - 2pm @ Gallery II, Chesham Building, University of Bradford. FREE ENTRY. Limited capacity.

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Artist Tim Smith and an invited panel including Helen Farrar (Curator of Bradford College Textile Archive), Dr Ute Kelly (Lecturer in Peace Studies, University of Bradford) and Dr Andy Abbott (Producer Music and Visual Arts, University of Bradford) will discuss themes of the India’s Gateway exhibition at Gallery II, art, textiles and the politics of independent production, and explore stories of lives interwoven through a shared history of textiles common to Bradford, Gujarat and Mumbai. In association with Bradford Literature Festival and Bradford Threadfest.

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Tim Smith is a photographer, film-maker and writer. He’s based in Yorkshire where the region and it’s diverse communities have provided the inspiration and the impetus for his many national and international projects. Many of these explore relationships between Britain and people overseas, surveying issues of migration, culture and identity.

Helen Farrar is the Research Associate at Bradford College Textile Archive, with a keen interest in the history of Bradford Technical College and Mechanic’s Institute. She, is also a practising textile artist, specialising in knit, a technique she was introduced to at the age of four.


Ute Kelly is a Lecturer in Peace Studies at the University of Bradford. She is interested in the intersections between people, places and social change, and in the question of how we might meet human needs in ways that are socially just and ecologically sustainable.

Andy Abbott is a West Yorkshire-based artist, writer and musician and is Producer Visual Arts and Music for University of Bradford. He is responsible for the visual arts and music offer from University of Bradford and director of the independent music and arts festivals Bradford Threadfest and Recon.@zadanzig

Movement from the Mills

Movement from the Mills

Saturday May 28th, 4pm - 6pm @ Delius Arts and Cultural Centre, 29 Great Horton Rd.

Artist Bryony Pritchard presents a new movement piece developed from workshops with local Gujarat-connected dancers and members of Yorkshire Sound Women Network using material from Tim Smith’s India’s Gateway exhibition. In association with Bradford Literature Festival and Bradford Threadfest.


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