SIX more artists are currently showcasing their work on Bradford’s big screen as part of the Not Just Hockney exhibition.

The latest artist’s choice selection, runs throughout July and August on the City Park screen, and was set up by Silsden art enthusiast Colin Neville.

This time it includes street photography, and work from a textile artist, painters, printmakers and illustrators.

Mr Neville, who also runs a website dedicated to local artists, said: “The range of art talent on show on the Big Screen throughout July and August again showcases to the wider-world the diversity of the visual arts to be found within the district.

“The artists featured in this presentation include a street photography, a textile artist, plus painters, printmakers and illustrators, each with their own very distinctive style.

“The interesting thing for me with the ‘Not Just Hockney’ website is to explore the reasons why the Bradford district continues to attract and inspire such art talent.

“One of Bradford’s finest painters, Richard Eurich, who died in 1992, remembering his Edwardian childhood in the city, wrote in his autobiography: ‘The town itself, the streets within their steep inclines of granite setts groaning with tramcars and huge boilers being taken to the mills by great traction engines (men flinging sacking under the wheels for extra grip.) Houses perched on rocks from which they were built. At night, the panoramas across the valleys, streetlights with a tram threading its way from lamp to lamp. The processions led by bands, horses decorated, drawing wagons with tableaux of all kinds ...’

“Most of the mills and the trams are gone, but the scene is still recognisable, and hopefully soon, post-Covid, the processions, bands, and tableaux will be back on the streets again. If ever a city deserved to win the City of Culture title, it’s Bradford.

“Bradford - City of Culture, 2025 - bring it on!”

Mr Neville switched from a themed presentation for 2021, inviting a range of local artists to choose three of their artworks in a series of artist choice presentations instead. This was designed to help support Bradford’s bid to become the City of Culture in 2025.

The artists featured this time are:

Street photographer John Cade.

“I am a street photographer - and part of a street photographer’s challenge is to isolate and capture small, candid, human moments. Lockdown altered the way we interact with our environment and distanced us from each other. These photos aim to capture the quiet, lonely stillness of our streets during the pandemic, and show Bradford in a way that we will hopefully never see again.”

Textile artist Pippa Hamilton.

“My early interest in textiles led to a career teaching/lecturing in secondary and higher education. Recently, I have furthered my own practice and exhibited works in Yorkshire. I am engaged by the textures, colours and forms which the landscape presents and how time and the elements impact upon the enduring and changing features. Currently my focus is concerned with exploring issues related to our interaction with the environment.”

Painter and printmaker June Russell.

“I’m a Liverpool-born, Bradford-based artist working from a studio at South Square Centre. I create paintings, etchings and lino prints based on the places I encounter and live with.”

Painter Steven Short.

“I think that I paint what I want the world to be like rather than the way it is. It’s a mix of escapism and idealism. How trees affect light and colour is a favourite subject. I try to recreate the feeling of walking through a wood with my dog. I am a big fan of other artists and often find inspiration in their work.”

Painter Lucia Smith.

“I live in Ilkley and paint the Yorkshire Dales. It is such fabulous breathing space, thinking space, uplifting and restorative. By capturing these beautiful landscapes and skies and putting them on a wall, I hope to offer a reminder to go and explore and enjoy these places which are open for us all.”

Illustrator and painter Steven Spencer.

“Coming from Bradford, with its steep valleys, landscape has always been a dominant factor in my life and work. From the moors and woodlands to post-industrial relics of bygone empires, I am constantly drawn back by their powerful motifs. However, open landscape ceased to be the main influence on my work as I became aware of the objects that exist within those landscapes, defying man and nature.”

The Not Just Hockney exhibition runs every day at 12.30pm on the big screen which is run by Bradford UNESCO City of Film. For more information visit