Workshop opportunity - Osman Yousefzada exhibition at Cartwright Hall

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In partnership with Bradford 2025, Bradford District Museums and Galleries are pleased to offer fully-funded school workshops during June, based on an exciting new Osman Yousefzada exhibition.

British-Pakistani artist Osman Yousefzada’s work explores themes of displacement, movement, migration and climate change using textiles and 3D sculptures. In partnership with Bradford 2025, some of Osman’s work will be exhibited at Cartwright Hall between 2nd May-13th October 2024. The exhibition is called ‘Where It Began’ because Bradford was the first place Osman’s father moved to when he arrived in the UK. To accompany this exciting exhibition, we are pleased to offer some exclusive school workshops.  


An enquiry-based workshop that encourages children to respond to artwork by artists such as David Hockney, L.S Lowry and Salima Hashmi alongside that of Osman Yousefzada. It supports children to make links between Bradford, other places and the world around them. Pupils investigate the artwork through hands on activities and are guided to create a shared textile/mixed media to reflect their own Bradford story.

KS1 workshops – 1 hour


This workshop encourages students to respond to the objects and artworks which tell the story of Bradford - from a small town, to ‘Worstedopolis’, to the current day. Through carefully observing artwork, students will discover how industry and migration has shaped Bradford as a city. During the workshop students will develop descriptive and drawing skills, produce a sketchbook page of details and create a shared textile piece.

KS2/KS3 workshops -1.5 hours

We have ten workshop slots available between June 19th and June 28th. These workshops are funded by Bradford 2025. Please contact if your school are interested in this opportunity. For more information about the exhibition, please visit: Where It Began - Osman Yousefzada | Bradford 2025


Published: 12/04/2024
Audience: Primary and secondary school teachers, Art/DT leads
Contact: Emma Reimer

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