Temporary Contemporary

Temporary Contemporary Temporary access to space for artists

Temporary Contemporary began as a partnership with Kirklees Council and the School of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Huddersfield to stimulate arts and cultural activities in vacant spaces in Huddersfield. The project has included programming creative and cultural activities in the Market Gallery in Queensgate Market, using empty market stalls and utilising vacant retail units in the Piazza shopping centre to showcase the work of artists and arts organisations.

The Temporary Contemporary initiative is evolving into the next phase by working n partnership with other temporary space providers and Huddersfield BID. Through this partnership we intend to offer a variety of diverse opportunities across Huddersfield with the aim of animating the streets and buildings while supporting creative development and a unique experience for visitors.

Temporary Contemporary recognises that temporary access to space can help turn an idea into a reality, it can provide the test bed for innovation and that much needed freedom to develop, grow and experiment.

If you are interested in using a unit in the Piazza shopping centre or a stall in Queensgate Market please fill in this form https://www.bit.ly/TemporaryContemporaryRequestForm and return to arts.creativity@kirklees.gov.uk. If you need the form in a Word document email the same address.

Follow us on social media: Twitter: @TempContemp Facebook: @temporarycontemporaryhud Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/temporarycontemporaryhud

View my website https://research.hud.ac.uk/art-design/temporarycontemporary

My Location

Queensgate Market & Piazza

Princess Street
Huddersfield
HD1 2UH

Website: https://research.hud.ac.uk/art-design/temporarycontemporary

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My News

Temporary Contemporary activity cancelled for November / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-11-03T00:00:00Z">Tue 03 Nov 2020</span>Temporary Contemporary activity cancelled for November / Tue 03 Nov 2020

We were just about to promote all the creative activities in the Piazza and Queensgate Market for November when ..... well, you know what's happened! ...

Temporary Contemporary survey / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-10-13T00:00:00Z">Tue 13 Oct 2020</span>Temporary Contemporary survey / Tue 13 Oct 2020

What is Temporary Contemporary? Temporary Contemporary is about creativity and culture, it is about recognising that creativity is ever changing an...

Community award for Queensgate market mural / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-09-11T00:00:00Z">Fri 11 Sep 2020</span>Community award for Queensgate market mural / Fri 11 Sep 2020

Huddersfield Civic Society’s annual Design Awards 2019 have been announced after being delayed earlier in the year by Covid-19. The Awards are held t...

My Events

What&apos;s On October 2020 / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-10-01T00:00:00Z">Thu 01</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2020-10-31T00:00:00Z">Sat 31 Oct 2020</span> <span>(1 month)</span>What's On October 2020 / Thu 01 to Sat 31 Oct 2020 (1 month)

Temporary Contemporary is working with artists and arts organisations in Huddersfield to use empty shops in the Piazza shopping centre and empty stall...

Book Launch and afternoon event of speakers and discussions / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-07-30T00:00:00Z">Thu 30 Jul 2020</span>Book Launch and afternoon event of speakers and discussions / Thu 30 Jul 2020

Temporary Contemporary will be launching a book and discussion afternoon about arts and cultural activities in vacant spaces, online on Thursday 30 Ju...

POSTPONED: A Stitch In Time Hand Sewing Workshop 21 &amp; 28 March / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-03-21T00:00:00Z">Sat 21</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2020-03-28T00:00:00Z">Sat 28 Mar 2020</span> <span>(1 week)</span>POSTPONED: A Stitch In Time Hand Sewing Workshop 21 & 28 March / Sat 21 to Sat 28 Mar 2020 (1 week)

These 2 workshops have been postponed until a future date due to the developments with the coronavirus. Learn or develop your hand sewing skills at...

My Opportunities

Temporary Contemporary - an invitation to collaborate / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-02-12T00:00:00Z">Tue 12 Feb 2019</span>Temporary Contemporary - an invitation to collaborate / Tue 12 Feb 2019

Temporary Contemporary was launched in May 2018 to initiate collaborations and creative interventions in Queensgate Indoor market. This has led to sev...

Market Showcase: showcase opportunity for artists/creatives / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-03-31T00:00:00Z">Tue 31 Mar 2020</span>Market Showcase: showcase opportunity for artists/creatives / Tue 31 Mar 2020

Temporary Contemporary is a partnership project between Queensgate Market, Kirklees Council and the School of Art, Design and Architecture, University...

My Videos

What is Temporary Contemporary?What is Temporary Contemporary?

A film about the Temporary Contemporary project, including interviews with Chris Cotton, Markets Manager, Kirklees Council, Dr. Rowan Bailey, Universi...

Live performance at Happening event - Friday 26 JulyLive performance at Happening event - Friday 26 July

It was a great Happening event at Queensgate Market on Friday evening - with exhibitions , performance art and contemporary music from Simon Woolham,...

My Spaces

Temporary Contemporary in Queensgate MarketTemporary Contemporary in Queensgate Market

The Temporary Contemporary Initiative project has emerged through a partnership between the traders at Queensgate Market, Kirklees Council (Markets an...