South Square Gallery plays an important part in the cultural life of Thornton by providing community exhibitions, events and workshops alongside our contemporary arts programme and it is committed to providing a platform and opportunities to new artists and curators.
Editions Exhibition – June RussellUnit 9 GallerySouth Square, Thornton
During lockdown, I’ve been completing editions of etchings from plates dating back to when I started printing in 1996. The stress of the pandemic meant that I wasn’t up to
During lockdown, I’ve been completing editions of etchings from plates dating back to when I started printing in 1996. The stress of the pandemic meant that I wasn’t up to making new work, and the careful, precise inking up and printing off of images that held memories of freer times was soothing.
As part of South Square’s cautious reopening in July, I’ll be showing these prints unframed in the Unit 9 Gallery, and online on my website.
The gallery will be open to view the works during cafe opening times:
Friday 10 & Saturday 11 July – 11-3pm
Friday 17 & Saturday 18 July – 11-3pm
Friday 24 & Saturday 25 July – 11-3pm
Friday 31 & Saturday 1 August – 11-3pm
The gallery will be operating a one household capacity system. We ask you to be patient whilst waiting to view the exhibition. If you would like to arrange to view the works outside of these hours, please contact June to arrange a viewing firstname.lastname@example.org
July 10 (Friday) 11:00 am – August 1 (Saturday) 3:00 pm
South Square is a collection of 19th Century workers cottages, in the old Yorkshire village of Thornton, famous for its Brontë connections and its impressive 20-arch viaduct.
Renovated as a community arts centre in 1982, South Square Centre is now home to ten studio spaces for a variety of artists, as well as a gallery, community spaces, archive, fine art framers, bar and a cafe.
The centre hosts community events and activities for all ages, including an ongoing workshop programme and provides community spaces available to hire.