Drinks Reception, Gallery II, University of Bradford
Thursday 5 December 2013 5-6 pm. All welcome.
Arts on Campus and Special Collections invite you to join us for Christmas drinks and eats and a chance to see our new exhibition in the company of its curators.
Arts Curator Amy Charlesworth, with help from Special Collections, explores the growth and significance of the most fascinating and distinctive facets of the University’s story: the Arts and Issues programme. See the Hockneys from the 1979 University Challenge win, campus buildings that never were and amazing 1970s political collages.
Credit: mince pie pic from ayca13′s flickr stream, CC BY 2.0 licence.
Cohesion, Challenge and Critique
The “Arts and Issues” fellows at Bradford University, 1966-1982
14 November 2013-16 January 2014
A new exhibition in Gallery II at the University of Bradford brings together as never before the unique resources of special collections and the permanent art collection. Arts Curator Amy Charlesworth, with help from Special Collections, explores the growth and significance of the most fascinating and distinctive facets of the University’s story: the Arts and Issues programme.
Tom Nash, maquette, circa. 1969, University of Bradford permanent art collection
The programme encourages students to look beyond the subjects of their studies, links the University to local communities, and enriches the life of the University through visual and other artforms; the exhibition considers the early years of the programme to examine how and whether these aims are achieved.
For further information, see the Gallery II website.
One of the loveliest and most surprising objects in Special Collections featured in The Times Higher’s Odds and Quads section last week: our scrapbook of fabric samples from Ackermann’s Repository.
Page of fabric samples from British Dyeing Patterns.
Odds and Quads tells the stories of the many unusual and interesting things to be found in university collections. The scrapbook’s appearance is particularly timely as this winter we will be working on our dyeing and textile history collection to bring out the historic connections to the University and the city of Bradford. Here’s the Odds and Quads piece and here’s some more detail from the 100 Objects exhibition.
Our wonderful county of Yorkshire is an incredibly distinctive place, full of amazing characters, stories, places, and food. For its 75th anniversary, the Dalesman Magazine is asking people to vote for their Yorkshire icons, to choose the top 75.
Yorkshire sheep somewhere in the Dales, from the Butterfield photo archive.
As you might expect, many of the suggested icons have connections with the University, Bradford, or our collections. For instance, The Dalesman and Bill Mitchell, Harold Wilson (our first Chancellor), J.B. Priestley and of course sheep and WOOL (which made Bradford and the University).
More to follow when the final 75 are revealed!
PS This covers the whole of Yorkshire, not just the Dales!
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