Art Archive

Louise Giovanelli, Prima Donna

Co-commissioned exhibition by The International 3 and the University of Salford.

Louise Giovanelli, The Dress Rehearsal II', 2016. Image courtesy the artist and The International 3.

Memory

Exhibition reflecting on the themes of memory, sense of place and journeys.

Abstract print of a hedgerow.
Adrian Henri, Hedgerow, 1981, Lithograph.
© Estate of Adrian Henri, by kind permission of C. Marcangeli.

What’s in Store?

Final days: Catch this exhibition before it closes on Sunday.

Culture Shifts: Global

Last chance to see this exhibition before it closes on Sunday.

Luke Ching, 1/F 17 Fung Yi Street, To Kwa Wan, KL, Hong Kong(Door, Wall, Window), 2001.

Introduced film screening: Cao Fei’s Haze and Fog

Thursday evening: A new type of ‘zombie’ movie set in modern China made by one of the most important Chinese artists working today.

Man sat at table eating noodles with placard to the left of him. Next to the table a man dress in t-shirt and shorts is playing a harmonica.
Cao Fei, Haze and Fog (production still) 2013, Image courtesy of the artist and Vitamin Creative Space.

The Teacher, the Pupil, his Friend and the man that came to stay

Talk by Danny Morrell looking at some of the early artworks from the University of Salford Art Collection.

Chalk pastel image of a three storey building. The back ground is light blue with the building a mixture of white, grey, black and brown. In the foreground there is a faint impression of a railway line.
Harold Riley, Building by the Railway, Trafford Park – tribute to Edward Hopper, 1976. Courtesy the artist. Museum Photography North West.

The Art of Communication in the Age of Data

This Wednesday: a talk considering artistic explorations of modern technology.

Rachel Maclean, Again and Again and Again, from It's What's Inside That Counts, 2016. Still from digital video. Courtesy the artist. Co-commissioned by HOME, University of Salford Art Collection and Channel 4 Random Acts.

Whether Seeing is Believing: A focus on the optical illusion in art

Tonight: A talk exploring artworks from the University of Salford Art Collection concerned with optical illusions.

An optical illusion painting, featuring a wall of books, a wall of paintings, a door and a beach in the background.
Patrick Hughes, My Room, 2012. Courtesy Patrick Hughes, Flowers Gallery, London and New York. Museum Photography North West.

School of Art & Media and Art Collection Graduate Scholarship Exhibition

Exhibition featuring work by some of this year’s Graduate Scholars.

Three casts of pregnancy stomachs. Each stomach is covered in mirror tiles.
Katie Shaw, Reflection/Reflect, 2017

Tours of What’s in Store? exhibition

An informal tours to the exhibition What’s in Store?

Blue background. Foreground a rainbow pegged on a washing line.
Patrick Hughes, Wet Rainbow, 1979. Courtesy of Patrick Hughes and Flowers Gallery, London and New York. Museum Photography North West.

Suki Chan: Lucida II & III

Art Collection Co-commissioned work showing in London.

Close-up on a human eye
Suki Chan, Lucida, 2016. Video installation (still). © Suki Chan.

Haworth Life Drawing Series 2017

Life drawings by students from the School of Arts & Media.

Group of people stood in front of artwork.
From left to right: Haworth Life Drawing Prize 2016 winner Steph Grundy and 2017 winner Lauren Curry; Haworth Charitable Trustees Sarah Godlee and Alice Herbert; and University of Salford Lecturer in Visual Arts David Hancock. Photograph courtesy of Nick Harrison.

Artist Talk: Rachel Maclean

Join Rachel Maclean as she discusses her strange fantasy world in It’s What’s Inside that Counts; a world of data dependent inhabitants and man-size rodents.

4 yellow faced figures with wearing eyemasks (with pictures of eyes on the masks) stand with their hands together as if praying.
Rachel Maclean, Again and Again and Again, from It's What's Inside That Counts, 2016. Still from digital video. Courtesy the artist. Co-commissioned by HOME, University of Salford Art Collection and Channel 4 Random Acts.

From Ocean to Horizon

Read more about this exhibition and see link to a review by Frieze.

Photograph of three fish tanks in a gallery. Two tanks clearly have fish in the third only plants can be seen.
Trevor Yeung, Live in Hong Kong Born in Dongguan, 2015, detail. Image courtesy of the artist

Samson Young: One of Two Stories, or Both (Field Bagatelles)

A newly commissioned radio series and gallery installation inspired by tales of Chinese migrants.

Samson Young, One of Two Stories, or Both (Field Bagatelles), 2017. Installation shot at CFCCA, 2017. Image by Constantin Brostean.

Shezad Dawood: Leviathan

Exploring notions of marine welfare, migration and mental health and their possible interconnections.

Decapitated sharks' heads in jars.
Shezad Dawood, Leviathan Cycle, Episode 1: Ben, production still, 2017, HD Video, 13' 30''. Courtesy of the artist and UBIK Productions.

What’s in Store? A musing from the Museum.

Danny Morrell in conversation with artist Mishka Henner.

Aerial photographer of oil and gas fields
Mishka Henner, Wasson Oil and Gas Field, Yoakum County, Texas, 2013-2014. © Mishka Henner. Image courtesy of Carroll/Fletcher.

The Surface of Things

Final week to catch this exhibition of Abstract Painting.

Song for Armageddon, Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson

An ambitious new video work by Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson showing at BALTIC, Gateshead.

Lots of empty chairs facing a sunrise.
Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson, Song for Armageddon, 2017 © Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson. Courtesy the artists and University of Salford Art Collection

What’s Next?

Exhibition of work from 2017 Visual Arts Graduates.

Pencil drawing of the side profile head and shoulders of a bearded man.
Dylan Cunningham, Self-portrait, 2017. Pencil on paper. Image courtesy of the artist.

Synthesis

Exhibition showcasing some of new acquisitions by the University of Salford Art Collection.

Still from 'Where the City Can't See'. Courtesy of Liam Young. Photograph shows two figures dancing in a forest.
Liam Young & Tim Maughan, Where the City Can’t See, 2016, still from film. Image courtesy of Liam Young.

Symposium: Digital Matters

Exploring the relationship between the natural and the technological through artworks produced in Hong Kong, China and in the UK.

Lin Ke, Robinson Crusoe, 2011. Installation View. Courtesy the artist and CFCCA.

Digital Matters: The Earth Behind the Screen

A group exhibition exploring the relationship between the natural and the technological through artworks produced in Hong Kong and China.

Lin Ke, Robinson Crusoe, 2011. Installation View. Courtesy the artist and CFCCA.

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.
Shezad Dawood, Leviathan Cycle, Episode 1: Ben, production still, 2017, HD Video, 13' 30''. Courtesy of the artist and UBIK Productions.

…into the labyrinth

This week only: Exhibition showcasing the work of 8 creative practitioners inspired by the 57th Venice Art Biennale.

into the labyrinth, exhibition poster.

A musing on Art by Danny Morrell: On the whereabouts of Mr Lowry

Danny Morrell contemplates L.S. Lowry’s painting Narcia fitting out at the Tyne from our Art Collection.

Painting of a ship. With a smaller boat in front of it with people looking back at the larger ship.
L.S. Lowry, Narcia fitting out at the Tyne, 1968. Oil on board. © The Estate of L.S. Lowry. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2017

A musing on Art by Danny Morrell: Room for Albert Adams.

Danny Morrell contemplates the work of expressionist artist Albert Adams.

Albert Adams, Self Portrait, 1958. Courtesy Edward Glennon and the Art Fund.

A musing on Art by Danny Morrell: Mr Monsieur in Manchester

Danny Morrell explores the work of French Impressionist Adolphe Valette.

Adolphe Valette, Figures by a Fence, 1922. University of Salford Art Collection. Photograph: Photography North West.

Polyrhythmia

Polyrhythmia is a group exhibition revolving around the continuous global transformation of the urban landscape.

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.

Film Night: A Body of Tools

An evening of artists’ films exploring the concept of the physical body as a tool, an art object, or an extension of an apparatus.

Man crouched over broken hammers.
Li Binyuan, Deathless Love, 2015. Live performance (still from documentation). Courtesy artist and Steve McWade.

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.
Noor Afshan Mirza and Brad Butler, The Scar, 2018. Photo credit - Emma Jane Richards.

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.
Hannah Leighton Boyce, Consequences of progress; remnants for the future 1, 2018. Image courtesy of artist.

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.
Disparity Collective, Positions of Power. Image courtesy of artist.

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.
Joe Beedles performing an audio-visual set. Courtesy the artist.

PRESENCE: A Window on Engaging with Chinese Contemporary Art and Culture

Friday: A day of workshops and discussions from innovators in the field.

A video installation showing a woman in a supermarket. The screen is in a basement with speakers at either side and exposed pipes on the ceiling.
Cao Fei, Haze and Fog, 2013. Installation shot at St. George's Hall, Liverpool. Photograph by Pete Carr.

Embody: Selected works from Critical & Contextual Studies and the University of Salford Art Collection.

Final week to view this exhibition.

Screen shot from a film of a woman sat in a chair with metalic thigh high boots on and a tshirt reading FATTIE.
Still from Fattie in a Chair (2018) by Megan Ashcroft. Courtesy the artist.

Shen Xin: Sliced Units

An exhibition of three films at Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art by award winning artist Shen Xin.

Video still a woman lying down with her hands over her ears.
Shen Xin, Warm Spell, 2018. Video Still. Courtesy of artist.

LightNight: PRESENCE: A Window into Chinese Contemporary Art

Friday: Evening opening of the exhibition as part of LightNight.

Abstract red and yellow painting outlining Salford and Manchester.
Lu Xinjian, City DNA / Salford and Manchester, 2016. Copyright Lu Xinjian. Photograph courtesy the artist and Art Labor Gallery, Shanghai.

PRINT UnLtd: One Day Pop-up Print Academy

Meet the PRINT UnLtd artists and have a go at screenprinting, relief printing and lots more besides.

Image courtesy of artists Lubna Ali, Claudia Alonso, Joey Collins and Gwilym Hughes. A combined print.

Private View: PRINT UnLtd.

This Wednesday, 5 – 7pm at Salford Museum and Art Gallery.

Image courtesy of artists Lubna Ali, Claudia Alonso, Joey Collins, Gwilym Hughes.

Film Focus: Shen Xin presents

Thursday: Award-winning artist Shen Xin presents two short films by Sarai Kirshner, and Anocha Suwichakornpong and Tulapop Saenjaroen.

Video still a woman lying down with her hands over her ears.
Shen Xin, Warm Spell, 2018. Video Still. Courtesy of artist.

Joe Beedles: Changing States

Live sound and visual performance at the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art.

Joe Beedles, Changing States. Courtesy the artist.

PRESENCE: A Window into Chinese Contemporary Art

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

Stairs leading to a large photograph under a brick arch.
Luke Ching, Wall: Room 118, Titanic Hotel, Stanley Dock, Regent Road, Liverpool, 2017. PRESENCE exhibition installation shot by Pete Carr.

Temporary Custodian Talks at Islington Mill Art Academy

Book your place now for this talk by local art collector Bob Miller.

Maurice Carlin, Temporary Custodians 45, 2016. Courtesy the artist.

Haworth Life Drawing Series 2016

Life drawings by students from the School of Arts & Media on display in the Old Fire Station.

2016 Winner of the Haworth Life Drawing Prize, Steph Grundy. Photograph courtesy of Nick Harrison.

WANDERLUST

Final week of this exhibition: guest curated by University of Salford alumna Amy Stevenson and featuring artworks from our Collection.

Man dress in white shirt and black trousers walking on a seabed.
Simon Faithfull, Going Nowhere 2, 2011, Video still. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Polaris, Paris.

Engels’ Beard arriving in Salford

Major new public realm artwork is revealed.

Bust of Friedrich Engels. Photograph by Arthur Siuksta.

Matters of Order and Chaos

Exhibition exploring the juxtaposition between order and chaos.

Elliott Flanagan, Where have all the angry young men gone?, detail (2016). Image courtesy of artist. Illustration of a woman holding a wine glass.
Elliott Flanagan, Where have all the angry young men gone?, detail, 2016. Image courtesy of artist.

Liam Young: Where The City Can’t See

Performance-lecture
Where the City Can’t See is the first fiction film shot entirely through laser scanning technology.

Still from 'Where the City Can't See'. Courtesy of Liam Young. Photograph shows two figures dancing in a forest.
Liam Young & Tim Maughan, Where the City Can’t See, 2016, still from film. Image courtesy of Liam Young.

Lightwaves 2016

Nine artworks will be lighting up our dark winter nights at Salford Quays.

Aether & Hemera, Voyage. Image courtesy of Quays Culture. Origami boats floating on water. The boats are different colours - green, blue, purple, pink.
Aether & Hemera, Voyage. Image courtesy of Quays Culture.

Rachel Maclean: Wot u :-) about?

Featuring new work It’s What’s Inside That Counts for which the Art Collection is a commissioning partner.

Rachel Maclean: We Want Data!. Dye Sublimation Fabric Print Series 2. Commissioned by Artpace and HOME. Image courtesy of artist and HOME.

Art in the Post-truth Era

Exhibition exploring ‘Post-truth’ by artists from the School of Arts & Media

Gillian Davenport, Jo Byrne, 'The Wheel of Truth', 2017 Mixed Media.

A Window On…
Suki Chan’s Lucida

University of Salford Senior Lecturer in Psychology Dr Adam Galpin in conversation with artist Suki Chan about her project ‘Lucida’.

Close-up on a human eye
Suki Chan, Lucida, 2016. Video installation (still). © Suki Chan.

Suki Chan: Lucida & Lucida II

Exploring the curious and complex relationship between the human eye, the brain and vision.

Still from 'Lucida' by Suki Chan. © Suki Chan. A small ball shaped object held between fingers through which an upside -down building can be viewed through a window.
Still from Lucida by Suki Chan. © Suki Chan. Image courtesy of artist.

Lubna Ali: My Show, My Rules

2017/18 Graduate Scholar Lubna Ali’s solo exhibition at PAPER Gallery.

Lubna Ali, Orange wine. Courtesy the artist.

PRINT UnLtd.

An exhibition of works celebrating, challenging and questioning printmaking.

Image courtesy of artists Lubna Ali, Claudia Alonso, Joey Collins and Gwilym Hughes. A combined print.