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Cartwright Hall

Cartwright Hall, Lister Park, Bradford
Cartwright Hall and grounds

Cartwright Hall is the civic art gallery in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, situated about a mile from the city centre in the Manningham district. The gallery was opened in 1904[1] with a collection of Victorian and Edwardian works donated by Samuel Lister. It is named after Edmund Cartwright.

Cartwright Hall stands in Lister Park and enjoys scenic views of the city. Cartwright Hall has been held to represent "Bradford Baroque", a style of architecture typical of Bradford. It however designed by the same architects as Glasgow's Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (Sir John W. Simpson and E.J. Milner Allen), also in the Baroque style.

The purpose-built gallery is home to a collection of permanent works, from Old Masters to 20th century British paintings and sculpture.[2] Cartwright Hall also houses contemporary exhibitions by local, national and international artists, historical exhibitions, craft and media arts and a biennial open exhibition. Recent acquisitions include contemporary South Asian Art - Islamic calligraphy, illustrated textiles in the phulkari style and items of contemporary Sikh art, including a portrait of Guru Nanak).

In 1983 Cartwright Hall was briefly used as part of the musical number 'every sperm is sacred' in the Monty Python film, The Meaning of Life.[3]

In 2003 an Unreal Tournament map was created featuring the inside of the hall as part of a contest for PC Format Magazine.[4]

Notable holdings


  1. ^ The Bradford Antiquary; Article by Anne Bishop Retrieved 19 August 2009
  2. ^ "Cartwright Hall Art Gallery". TheArtFund. Retrieved 19 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "Monty Python comes to town".  
  4. ^ "".  

External links

  • Cartwright Hall on Bradford Museums and Galleries website

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