As a University deeply rooted in the North of England, specifically Salford and Greater Manchester, and with our own vibrant School of Arts & 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 with The International Three, Islington Mill, Artwork Atelier, Castlefield Gallery and Mark Devereux Projects, ensuring that we engage with artists and audiences locally.
Commissions include: Brass Art, Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson (ongoing), Chris Paul Daniels and Sam Meech, Louise Giovanelli, Lizzie King and Craig Tattersall, and Darren Nixon.