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University of Salford Art Collection

Welcome to the University of Salford Art Collection website. This growing art collection exists for the benefit of staff, students and the public.

The work of our small team is wide and varied and this website is a work in progress. We actively welcome feedback on the design and content of the website in order to inform our aspirations to design a new multi-layered online platform.  We also welcome comments and suggestions regarding the collection.

This year we have a number of major projects in the pipeline – so watch this space or register to our mailing list to receive regular updates.

Latest news

PRESENCE: A Window into Chinese Contemporary Art

PRESENCE is the first time we have shown the New Collection of Chinese Contemporary Art in its entirety.

Abstract red and yellow painting outlining Salford and Manchester.

Noor Afshan Mirza & Brad Butler: The Scar

Our most recent co-commission for the Collection: The Scar, a fiction film installation weaving together conspiracy, gangster, noir, politics, crash theory, fantasy and reality.

Photograph of a woman sat in the back of car looking through the opened window.

Shezad Dawood: Leviathan Cycle, Episode 1: Ben

Dawood’s Leviathan explores the notions of marine welfare, migration and mental health and their possible interconnections. Ben is the first in a cycle of 10 films – to be released between now and 2020.

Decapitated sharks' heads in jars.