New Bradford gallery celebrates David Hockney

New Bradford gallery celebrates David Hockney

A new permanent gallery of works opens in Bradford today to celebrate the life of artist David Hockney, one of the city�s most famous sons who celebrates his 80th birthday on Sunday 9 July.

The gallery space, in Cartwright Hall, Lister Park, Bradford, will showcase many of the internationally-renowned artist�s early works with a particular focus on his Yorkshire and Bradford pieces.


Bradford Council�s Executive Member for Environment, Sport and Culture, Coun Sarah Ferriby, said: �Born in Bradford but revered around the world, we are delighted to see David Hockney honoured in his home town with this permanent exhibition at Cartwright Hall�s in his name.

�Like other famous names and institutions, such as Marks and Spencer, Barbara Hepworth, Waddingtons the company behind Monopoly and Cluedo, Tetley beer, Henry Moore and Dame Judi Dench, David Hockney�s work spreads the name of Yorkshire globally.

�Creative, compulsive and controversial, David�s art has inspired generations and this latest stunning gallery space is a welcome addition alongside Wakefield�s Hepworth Gallery and Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Salts Mill and Leeds� Henry Moore Institute - to our outstanding cultural credentials.�

Today�s celebration comes hot on the heels of The Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield being named Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017 on Wednesday.

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