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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

2015/16 Graduate Scholar performs at the Future Sessions Launch Party

Joe Beedles, Music and Graduate Scholar alumni, presents an audio-visual set at FutureEverything’s Future Sessions’ launch at the Whitworth Art Gallery.

Man stood in front of a large screen which is mainly blue with a semicircle of yellow light at the bottom of the screen with a red halo around the semicircle.

2017/18 Graduate Scholar Jamal Jameel exhibits in Liverpool

University of Salford Photography graduate and current Graduate Scholar Jamal Jameel exhibits in Liverpool this month.

Photograph of waves at night.

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.

Ruth Barker & Hannah Leighton-Boyce

Exhibition of newly commissioned work by Ruth Barker and Hannah Leighton-Boyce following their artists’ residencies in Salford/Manchester (Barker) and Glasgow (Leighton-Boyce).

Four cylindrical objects made of salt.

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.