The Market Gallery, operated by Temporary Contemporary and positioned within Queensgate Market, is a venue for research exhibitions. Some of these exhibitions put on display the outcomes of original investigations that use art, design and architectural practice. Others investigate the parameters of art, design, architectural and curatorial practice. Many of the exhibitions held in Market Gallery so far have connected to debates around mixed ecologies, the way that art disciplines negotiate with non-art disciplines, public engagement, and place-based making. 

Market Gallery principally provides exhibition opportunities for active research staff and postgraduate students from the School of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Huddersfield.

The gallery space is also open to proposals for exhibition from outside the School. These external applications are subject to prior evaluation by the Committee of the Temporary Contemporary initiative. These applications once approved by that committee are also subject to process and calendar availability for exhibition in the venue.

For further enquiries please contact Dr Rowan Bailey:

Market Gallery past exhibitions 2018-2019

Monument to Carl Einstein

10-26 January 2019

The Monument to Carl Einstein exhibition presented outcomes from Dale Holmes’ long-term research into the work and precarious biography of Carl Einstein (1885-1940) including both painting and a sculptural monument.


Empire of Memory

10-26 January 2019

Prompted by the gift of a commemorative coin, The Empire of Memory exhibition used contemporary photographs alongside archive material, family albums and public records to explore the relationship between remembering and forgetting.

Photography and Lived Experience

14-21 June 2019

This exhibition examined the ways in which ‘lived experience’ is translated through practice led research in photography based disciplines. It was organised by postgraduate researchers in Photography at the University of Huddersfield.