Art Archive

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.

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, still from video. © Suki Chan. Image courtesy of artist.

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.

Rachel Maclean: Wot u :-) about?

Featuring new work It’s What’s Inside That Countsfor 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.

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.

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.

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.

Engels’ Beard arriving in Salford

Major new public realm artwork is revealed.

Bust of Friedrich Engels. Photograph by Arthur Siuksta.

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.

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, still from video. © Suki Chan. Image courtesy of artist.

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 this year's 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

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.

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: 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.