11th Nov 2017 - 23rd Apr 2018

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The exhibition Cupola marks the celebration of the 250th Anniversary of UK modern circus in 2018. The exhibition showcases the work of local aerial circus company Skinning the Cat who toured internationally 1988 – 2002 and could often be seen performing in Lister Park as part of the Bradford Festival.

Becky Truman, artistic director and aerialist for Skinning the Cat has created sculptures that explore audience and artist engagement through the circus experience, past and present in Yorkshire. The exhibition parallels a Skinning the Cat costume displayed at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, which marks the company’s role in the creation of contemporary circus. The exhibition will include amongst others, the costume which worked as a duo on the trapeze with the one displayed in the V&A.

Kindly funded by Arts Council England.

Cartwright Hall Art Gallery

Lister Park, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD9 4NS

Tel: 01274 431212


Opening hours

Tuesday to Friday 10.00 - 16.00

Saturday & Sunday 11.00 - 16.00

Closed: Mondays except BankHolidays.

Closed: Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.


Free Admission

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Cartwright Hall Art Gallery: Cartwright Hall is situated in the middle of Lister Park, one and a half miles from the City Centre on the A650 Manningham Lane.
Limited parking in Lister Park, accessible from North Park Road (off Oak Lane).
Lister Park is served by many city centre bus services and is a ten minute uphill walk from Frizinghall railway station.