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Exhibition:The Things That Make Us at Kirkgate Centre Bradford

Exhibition, Sat 31 Jul - Sat 21 Aug 2021, free entry

The Things That Make Us

The Things That Make Us

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Trapezium Arts


Kirkgate Centre,

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Sat 31 Jul - Sat 21 Aug The Things That Make Us


Trapezium Arts is delighted to be hosting an exhibition by The Beck Art Group, four artists who forged artistic links during lockdown.
The theme of The Things That Make Us is that everything we come into contact with has an influence on us and art makes this connection visible. The exhibition brings together four artists’ creative work, shaped by their life experience and the environment around them. Three of the group are from the Bradford district.
“We love doing joint exhibitions as you get such a rich, eclectic body of work,” says Pauline Cooke of Trapezium Arts. “Since lockdown, we’ve noticed a real appetite from the public to visit our gallery and we think this exhibition will be no exception.”
Steven Spencer of the Beck Art Group draws influence from the natural and post-industrial landscape surrounding Bradford, and the inanimate objects that remain there.
He tells us, “Everything makes us who we are… our place of birth and our surroundings, the people around us, and all the things we come into contact with and use… our media, our technology, the trees and flowers in our gardens, the furniture and objects in our houses. We think that we just use them, but we also become them. They shape us into particular people.”
Sue Sands uses drawing, sewing, painting and textiles to depict nature and the way the tangled growth of trees and plants create their own world if left to do their own thing.
Jochen had a career as a silver and goldsmith before he turned to paint. Unable to hold paintbrushes, he found he could use his hands to develop the technique he uses to paint abstract expressionist paintings using digital printouts.
Richard Hall is from Kent and his work is of a conceptual nature, ultimately trying to communicate notions of the uncertainty of the self, the porosity of one thing influenced and transformed by another before the whole edifice collapses.

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Dates Times
Sat 31 Jul - Sat 21 Aug 2021 11:00 to 15:00
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday: 11am till 3pm
Launch event: Saturday 31 July 11am – 3pm


Free entry


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