& Drawing by John Moss
The David Hockney Exhibition
Trips from Manchester in the Northwest of England & Yorkshire
Titus Salt & Saltaire
Salts Mill is
set in the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Saltaire in the Aire Valley
near Bradford in West Yorkshire. The Grade II Listed historic mill
building was built in 1853 by Sir Titus Salt along with the village
to house his workers. The mill now contains four comprehensive art
galleries including the 1853 Gallery, which altogether feature over
400 works by David Hockney. Salts Mill is also home to a variety
of shops and places to eat. The whole area is of architectural and
Titus Salt was
the son of Daniel Salt, a woolstapler a fairly successful businessman
in Morley near Leeds. With his father he had established important
and profitable textile companies in Bradford. Titus took over the
running of the company when his father retired and was to become
the largest employer in Bradford. In 1848 Salt became Mayor of Bradford
and in 1850 he announced his plans to build a new industrial community
called Saltaire at a nearby beauty spot on the banks of the River
Aire. Saltaire, which was three miles from Bradford, took twenty
years to complete and eventually some 850 houses were built for
his workers as well as a park, church, school, hospital, library
and a whole range of different shops.
Salt also installed
public baths and wash-houses in the village, keen to avoid the filth
and squalor that remained in Bradford. Active in politics, he supported
the Chartists and helped establish the United Reform Society, an
attempt to unite middle and working class reformers. On one hand
radical and on the other he held conservative views. For example,
he refused permission for his workers to join trade unions and employed
young children in his factories, being totally opposed to the 1833
Factory Act that attempted to prevent children under the age of
nine working in textile mills. He spent two years as a Member of
Parliament and was knighted for his entrepreneurial and charitable
works. Although he had been an extremely rich man, it has been estimated
that during his life Titus Salt had given away all of his wealth,
over £500,000 to good and charitable causes.
& the 1853 Gallery
celebrated artist David Hockney, an important contributor to the British
Pop art movement of the 1960s, is considered one of the most influential
artists of the twentieth century. Over the years he has consolidated
his position as the best known and most highly regarded British artist
of his generation. As well as painting, Hockney has produced a range
of work in lithography and in photographic collage and has also been
outstanding as a graphic artist and stage designer.
The 1853 Gallery was named after the year in which the original Victorian
Mill was originally opened. It hosts a permanent exhibition of works
by Hockney. The gallery also keeps a vast range of Art, Craft &
Design related books and artists materials. Telephone 01274 531 163
for more information.
What's at Salts
Zebra is a leading home furnishing brand with everything from unique
designed handmade rugs, fabrics and furnishings. Traditional and
contemporary handmade rugs in 100% pure wool as well as other fabrics
including silk, voile, chenile, velvet, cotton and linen. Telephone
01274 598 894 for more information.
As well as the David Hockney collection, there is also a Burmantoft
Pottery Exhibition, Books and Art materials. Telephone 01274 531
163 for more information.
& POSTER SHOP:
A vast and varied collection of books including a kiddies book section.
"Excellent cuisine at affordable prices". Telephone: 01274
KATH LIBBERT JEWELLERY:
In Salts Mill since 1996 and specialising in contemporary jewellery,
silver and metalsmithing by renowned designers from Britain and
abroad. See website at www.kathlibbertjewellery.co.uk or telephone
01274 599 790 for more information.
Also incorporating Rohan, a specialist shop for hiking, climbing
and travel clothing and equipment. Website: www.allanaustin.co.uk
or telephone 01274 589 692.
Commissioned paintings on "The Textile Process" by henry
Marvel Carr R.A. and Saltaire paintings and drawings by Simon Palmer
- all to commemorate Salt and the settlement at Saltaire.
HISTORY OF SALTAIRE EXHIBITION:
History of the great mill and model village of 1853. Many fascinating
personal treasures of the Salt family are exhibited here.
Located just behind Salts Diner, The Home supplies the finest quality
practical and essential items for kitchen and home as well as the
outright luxurious, beautiful and bizarre. Telephone 01274 530 770
for more information.
Relax in this fish restaurant and enjoy attentive service from Wednesday
to Sunday 10.00am-5.00pm and bank Holiday Mondays. Table Reservations
Telephone 01274 531 163.
A beautiful selection of fresh flowers, house plants, pots and vases.
Silk flowers a speciality. Consult Shiela Barton on 07999 850 797.
HOCKNEY OPERA SETS:
Four of David Hockney's many celebrated designs for the opera on
loan to the Mill, including Mozart's "The Magic Flute",
2 scenes from Stravinsky's "The Rakes Progress" as well
as Stravinsky's "Le Rossignol".
Bespoke gentlemens' tailoring and accessories. Telephone 01274 531
167 for more information.
Malcolm Gray offers an array of 19th and early 20th century oil
paintings, watercolours, furniture and objets d'art. Open Wednesday
to Sunday from 10.00am to 5.00pm. Telephone 01274 592 103 more more
Formerly known as Riley Brother Cycles, an independent family run
business specialising in bicycles of all types. Open 7 days a week.
Telephone 01274 588 488 for more information.
EARLY MUSIC SHOP:
Claiming to be the world's largest early musical instrument specialists,
a large showroom brim full with mediaeval, renaissance and baroque
instruments of all kinds, as well as sheet music, CDs and accessories.
Telephone 01274 288 100 or visit the website at www.earlymusicshop.com.
about Salts Mill
Mill, Shipley, Saltaire, West Yorkshire BD18 3LA.
Opening: Normally from 10.00am to 5.30pm Monday - Friday and
to 6.00pm on Saturday and Sunday. Salts Diner last orders for food
is at 4.30pm. Third Floor is closed Monday and Tuesday.
Christmas Eve and New Years Eve open until 4.00pm. Closed Christmas
Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.
Entry & Parking: Free entry and parking. Parking is so,mewhat
limited during weekdays.
Groups & School Parties: Please book in advance by telephone
on 01274 531 163.
Photography: Allowed in most parts of the mill except in
The Home and the Opera Sets.
Contacts: Website at www.saltsmill.org.uk. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Telephone Enquiries: 01274 531 163. Fax: 01274 531 184.
Location: Saltaire is 4 miles north of Bradford, 15 minutes
from the M606 and the motorway network. Follow the brown road signs
from the motorway. The Saltaire train station is just across the
road from the Mill. It takes 15 minutes to Leeds or Bradford. London
to Leeds by train is a two and a half hour journey. The nearest
airport is Leeds/Bradford airport - 5 miles away.
Disabled Parking & Access: come along Salts Mill Road,
pass the Visitors Parking sign and continue past the
chimney when you will see the wooden ramp outside the new public