Art comes to Bradford Cathedral this autumn

Sixteen months after the last Artspace exhibition, art is returning to Bradford Cathedral this autumn with Aire Valley Arts’ new exhibition, ‘Unfolding’. 

The pieces, created by the collective, will be displayed in a brand-new exhibition which will be held between the Cathedral and the Kala Sangam Arts Centre.

The artwork that will be showcased was created during the pandemic years of 2020 and 2021.

Jane Fielder, of Aire Valley Arts, said: “At the start of the pandemic, no one could have predicted what would happen in 2020 and 2021 and the results of each artist’s journeys were, as then, totally unknown.

“All that was clear was the commitment of all of the artists to allow the exhibition to develop its own momentum, direction and content.

“And therein has lain the real beauty: in the delightful surprise of the unfolding of art.

“‘Unfolding’ has been created and developed within the constraints and challenges of the last sixteen months, a time when normal artistic practices such as meeting together and visiting galleries have largely not been possible.

“For some, this time has been totally oppressive and constraining. For others the space made available by the pandemic has been freeing and enabling.” 

Alex Croft, Creative Director at Kala Sangam, said: “We are delighted not only to be working with our neighbours Bradford Cathedral to host our first ever joint exhibition but also that we are supporting local artists at the same time.

“As well as celebrating Aire Valley Artists’ talent, this exhibition is the perfect way to welcome the public back to Kala Sangam and the Cathedral, two of Bradford’s best buildings, after such as long time away and we hope that each of our audiences will see it as an opportunity to explore a new space as well as visiting an old friend.”

The opening night of ‘Unfolding’ will be held from 7-9pm on Wednesday September 1,
at Bradford Cathedral and Kala Sangam. 

You can reserve your free place on Eventbrite at avaexhibitionlaunch.eventbrite.co.uk

‘Unfolding’ runs from Wednesday September 1 through to Thursday October 28.

For more information please check the Bradford Cathedral website. 

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