1mile2 Bradford 2010 launches

1mile² Bradford 2010 launches Thursday 28 October

Impressions Gallery, ecologist Charlie Gray, photographer Gohar Dashti together with local people will explore the plants, people and cultures that make up the Little and Great Horton neighbourhoods of Bradford. Free workshops and events taking place between now and mid-December will include guided walks, photography workshops and discussions and take place at Impressions Gallery and around the square mile.

Find out more at the Open Day in the Studio at Impressions Gallery on 28 October 2010 from 11.30am to 2.00pm or contact sarahdeane@impressions-gallery.com or call Sarah Deane on 01274 737843.

Please see http://www.impressions-gallery.com/news/news.php?id=49 for more information

Image courtesy of Gohar Dashti


1mile² inspires communities to explore the cultural and ecological diversity of their neighbourhoods through artistic engagement. Artists and ecologists lead activities and events for local people within each square mile and engage participants in an investigation of community, culture and environment. The website facilitates new connections between people across the world. www.square-mile.net

Charlie Gray is an ethnobotanist exploring human-plant relationships. An educator, researcher and writer her current focus is adaption to the challenges of climate change and peak oil through community-led action, local food production and community forestry in Mexico.

Gohar Dashti is an artist exploring social issues in Iran, often through photographic self-portraits. Her work has been shown at Hillyer Art Space in Washington, USA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran; and Iran & Silk Road Gallery, Tehran. She is represented by Kaysha Hildebrand Gallery in Zurich.

Impressions Gallery promotes photography that gets people looking, thinking and talking. Established in 1972 as one of the first specialist photographic galleries in Europe, it has grown to become one of the UK’s leading independent venues for contemporary photography. Its new building in Centenary Square Bradford, which opened in August 2007, is the first public-funded specially built gallery for photography in the UK. Impressions is funded by Arts Council England, Yorkshire, and Bradford Metropolitan District Council. www.impressions-gallery.com

1mile² Bradford is delivered in partnership with City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council and DCMS and is part of the worldwide celebrations of 2010 as International Year of Biodiversity. www.biodiversityislife.net

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