Sarah Hardacre, Arms Open to Welcome the Sun, 2012. Image courtesty of the artist and Paul Stolper Gallery, London.

From the North

As a University deeply rooted in the North of England, specifically Salford and Greater Manchester, and with our own vibrant School of Arts and Media it is important that our collection reflects the wealth of artistic practice in our city and the North West of England region. There is no other museum in the area, to our knowledge, collecting work by artists from the North of England in a significant way.

Many of the established artists in the region already have a relationship to the University – through studying or teaching here at some point. We also want to support our students and graduates.

Much of the work collected in this area of our programme is also created in partnership ensuring that we engage with artists and audiences locally.

Artists in the From the North strand of the Collection include: 


Man holding large photograph of a buidling in front of his face.

Chris Paul Daniels & Sam Meech, One Square Mile, 2016. Still from video. Courtesy the artists.

Chris Paul Daniels and Sam Meech,
One Square Mile








Painting of tower blocks.

Mandy Payne, In Limbo (2017). Spray paint, oil paint, tape, archival matt varnish on concrete. © Mandy Payne.

Mandy Payne
In Limbo, 2017









Jai Redman, Engels’ Beard, 2016. Fibreglass.

Jai Redman
Engels’ Beard, 2016 








Adolphe Valette, Figures by a Fence, 1922. Photograph: Photography North West.

Pierre Adolphe Valette
Figures by a Fence, 1922








Oil painting of a house in the distant with trees and a field in the foreground.

Adolphe Valette, Romiley, 1916. Photograph: Photography North West.

Pierre Adolphe Valette
Romiley, 1916







Terracotta sculpture in perspex display box. The sculpture looks like a pile of sausages.

Willow Rowlands, A Way of Organising a Pig, 2015. Photograph by Steve Iles.

Willow Rowlands
A Way of Organising a Pig, 2015








Maurice Carlin, Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson, Chris Paul Daniels and Sam Meech, Pat Flynn, Louise Giovanelli, Mishka Henner, Lizzie King and Craig Tattersall and Darren Nixon.