Art Archive

Heather Glazzard: Open Source#1: Queer Letters

Current Graduate Scholar, Heather Glazzard, exhibits at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool.

Photograph of woman wearing a summer dress staring into the camera. Part of her is in shadow.
Heather Glazzard, from the ongoing series Queer Letters, 2018. Courtesy the artist and Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool.

Japanese Research Trip

Art Curator Lindsay Taylor discusses her recent research trip to Japan.

Reincarnation of Media Art, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media,  Japan

Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson: Song for Armageddon

Song for Armageddon to be screened at Glasgow Cathedral as part of their annual festival this year.

Head and shoulders shot of a woman staring into the camera. The background behind her is black except for a small line of light in the distance.
Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson, Song for Armageddon, 2017 (still). © Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson.

The Manchester Contemporary 2018: ALUMNI

Showcasing work by 3 artists, all of whom are former University of Salford Art Collection and School of Arts and Media Graduate Scholars.

Black background with star like orange specks on it and one larger orange planet like circle.
Lizzie King, Dust Cloud on Mars, 2016. C-Type of Chemigram. 

PRINT UnLtd.: Panel Discussion

Ideas and thoughts behind works in the PRINT UnLtd. exhibition.

White gallery wall with a row of 4 prints on.
PRINT UnLtd.. Installation shot. Artwork by Joey Collins. Photograph courtesy Gwilym Hughes.

PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai 2018

University of Salford Art Collection is a cultural partner for the 5th PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai.

PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai

Island Life

An exhibition by 2017/18 University of Salford Art Collection and School of Arts and Media Graduate Scholars.

A printed picture of a headland and the sea. List of artists' names and the title of the exhibition Island Life.
Island Life

PRINT UnLtd.: A New Spirit in Printmaking

An illustrated talk by Sean Rorke, Artistic Director of Hot Bed Press.

Gallery photograph. In the distance are 3 lightboxes of 3 people's faces. On the right is an artwork on material which is draped on the floor.
PRINT UnLtd.. Installation shot at Salford Museum and Art Gallery by Gwilym Hughes.

This is Shanghai – In Conversation with Jiang Jiehong, Curator

This is Shanghai curator Jiang Jiehong in conversation with Culture Liverpool’s Head of Creative Development, Robin Kemp.

Photograph of gallery space. White walls with photographs on and a bench is positioned in the foreground.
China Dream: This is Shanghai Installation shot at Cunard Building, Liverpool. © Rob Battersby.

Daniel Wiltshire: Polychrome

An exhibition combing Neo-Classicism with image glitches.

Daniel Wiltshire, Apollo, 2018. Digital collage. Courtesy the artist.

This is Shanghai: additional opening hours

Breakfast and exhibition viewing, plus an evening opening of the exhibition.

Small red neon lights of Chinese symbols on the jumbled floor.
SHI Yong, A Bunch of Happy Fantasies, 2009. Installation, Neon light, 500 x 500 cm. Courtesy of the Artist and ShanghART Gallery.

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.

Joe Beedles: Changing States

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

Joe Beedles, Changing States. Courtesy the artist.

This is Shanghai

An exhibition that explores and celebrates the relationship between Liverpool and its twin city in China.

LIANG Yue, C0018, 2018 Single-channel video 2 mins 17 secs. Courtesy of the Artist.

Aquatopia

An exhibition about water and water scarcity at Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA).

Kingsley Ng, Horizon. Image courtesy of Make a Difference Institute.

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.

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.

Push and Pull

Printmaking from Salford and Manchester.

A collage of a twenty layered screenprint, include newspaper clippings, netting from a bag of oranges and an part of an envelope.
Cecile Elstein, A Letter from Mrs. Gould, 1981. Screenprint. © Cecile Elstein. Photograph: Museums Photography North West.

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.

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.

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.

Announcing our new Graduate Scholars 2018

We are thrilled to announce that we have selected our cohort for 2018/19.

Alena Donely, Dripping Egg, 2017. Courtesy the 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.

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

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.

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.

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

Exploring themes of the body, gender, personal expression and equality.

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.

Haworth Life Drawing Series, 2018

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

Three people holding framed awards, stood in front of paintings.
From L to R Richard Benbow, Helena Worthington and Munty Chowdhury. Photograph by Nick Harrison.

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, 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.

Apply for Graduate Scholarship Programme 2018

The Graduate Scholarship Programme is currently accepting applications.

Neon sign saying OPEN

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.

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.

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.

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.

Exciting partnership keeps Salford at its heart

University of Salford and Salford Community Leisure have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to formalise the growing partnership between both organisations.

Steve Hassall, Chief Executive of Salford Community and University of Salford Vice-Chancellor Helen Marshall.

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.

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.

Exhibition Launch: Polyrhythmia

Exhibition launching tonight: 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.

…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.

Exhibition Launch: …into the labyrinth

Launch tomorrow: Exhibition showcasing the work of 8 creative practitioners inspired by the 57th Venice Art Biennale.

Hazel Rebecca Clegg, Submerge, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.

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.

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

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.

Curator vacancy at Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art

Curator vacancy with one of our partners.

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.

Exhibition Launch: Digital Matters: The Earth Behind the Screen

Participating artists attempt to interrogate the material foundations of our contemporary digital universe and its related socio-political and environmental concerns.

Black and white photography of mountains and waterfalls.
Yang Yongliang. The Night of Perpetual Day, 2014. Courtesy the artist and CFCCA.

The Manchester Contemporary 2017: ALUMNI

Exhibiting work by alumni from our Graduate Scholarship Scheme.

Lizzie King, Blackhole, 2016. C-Type from original Chemigram. Image courtesy of the artist.

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.

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.

Exhibition Launch: 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.

Synthesis

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

Painted pieces of wood attached to a wall, with some pieces protruding from the wall.
Darren Nixon, The Awkward Ambassador, 2016. Paint on wood. Photograph Arthur Siuksta.

Mandy Payne awarded StudioBook 2017 Commission to Collect

A new commission considering the recent impacts the tragic Grenfell Tower incident has had upon Salford’s growing housing developments.

Photograph of artist Mandy Payne in an artist's studio
Mandy Payne. Image courtesy: Heidi Donohoe

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.

Exhibition Launch: 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.

Song for Armageddon, Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson

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

Head and shoulders shot of a woman staring into the camera. The background behind her is black except for a small line of light in the distance.
Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson, Song for Armageddon, 2017 (still). © Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson.

Premiere: Song for Armageddon, Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson

An ambitious new video work by Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson to premiere at BALTIC Centre this month.

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

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.

Vacancy: Schools Creative Engagement Practitioner

Freelance creative practitioner required. Deadline this Friday.

Detail of stained glass fanlight window at Peel Buidling Univesity of Salford
Detail of fanlight window at Peel Building, University of Salford

This year’s Graduate Scholars feature in The Skinny

Article highlighting work by some of this year’s recently selected Graduate Scholars.

Lubna Ali, The Blue Mosque. Courtesy the artist.

Samson Young exhibition ‘one to see’

Exhibition features in The Art Newspaper.

Photograph of artist Samson Young looking through a circular pink neon light.
Samson Young in Düsseldorf, Germany, December 2016. © Donald Christie.

Exhibition launches at Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA)

Exhibitions to mark the 20th anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong to China.

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.

From Ocean to Horizon

Group exhibition featuring established and emerging creative talents from Hong Kong, presenting unique perspectives on living and working in present-day Hong Kong.

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

Brass Art commission exhibited in Libson

Work by Brass Art to exhibit at xCoAx a conference exploring intersection where computational tools and media meet art and culture.

Brass Art, Shadow Worlds | Writers Rooms' - Freud's House, installation image. Courtesy the artists and Pantling Studios.

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.

Shezad Dawood at 57th Venice Biennale, 2017

Review by Art Curator Lindsay Taylor.

Photograph of man in a white coat in a marine laboratory.
Shezad Dawood, Leviathan Cycle Episode 1: Ben, 2017, (production still). HD Video, 13’30’’. Courtesy of the artist and UBIK Productions.

Launch of Asia Research Network for Arts and Media (ARNAM)

Teaching, learning and research network on Asia and its global diaspora.

Image courtesy of the artist and Art Labor Gallery, Shanghai

The Surface of Things

Final week to catch this exhibition of Abstract Painting.

Tours of What’s in Store? exhibition

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.

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

School of Art & Media and Art Collection Graduate Scholarship Exhibition Launch

Launch of this year’s Graduate Scholars’ exhibition.

Crumbed plaster with latex bottles arranged on the pile.
Laura Daniels, Untitled, 2017. Latex and plaster.

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.

Exhibition launch:
What’s in Store?

An exhibition to celebrate the University’s 50th anniversary and reveal the University of Salford’s Art Collection.

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.

What’s in Store?

Showcasing the breadth of the University of Salford Art Collection.

Painting of blocked shapes in various colours.
Chou Yu-Cheng, From Geoff Molyneux Series, 2014. Acrylic on Canvas, installation. © Chou Yu-Cheng. Courtesy the artist. Museum Photography North West.

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. Photograph: Photography North West.

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: On the whereabouts of Mr Lowry

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

L.S. Lowry painting of a ship on the Tyne. In front of the ship is a long rowing boat full of people.
L.S. Lowry, Narcia Fitting-Out at the Tyne, 1968. © The Estate of L.S. Lowry. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2017

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.

University of Salford at the Venice Biennale 2017

Next week our Art Curator is at the Venice Biennale representing the University of Salford.

Photograph of man in a white coat in a marine laboratory.
Shezad Dawood, Leviathan Cycle Episode 1: Ben, 2017, (production still). HD Video, 13’30’’. Courtesy of the artist and UBIK Productions.

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.

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.

Coming Soon:
Culture Shifts: Global

Exhibition at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, to be co-curated by our Art Curator Lindsay Taylor.

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

Co-commission with Manchester International Festival 2017

Co-commissioning work by Hong Kong based artist Samson Young.

Photograph of artist Samson Young looking through a circular pink neon light.
Samson Young in Düsseldorf, Germany, December 2016. © Donald Christie.

Exhibition launch: Memory

An exhibition to launch the year-long Dear Library project – an initiative conceived by University of Salford Chancellor and writer-in-residence Jackie Kay, to champion libraries and celebrate the breadth of services they offer.

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

Memory

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

Photograph of a gallery
New Adelphi Exhibition Gallery, Memory. Photograph by Yoanna Dimu

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.

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.

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.

Exhibition Launch:
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.

Graduate Scholarship Programme featured in national publication

A clearer picture: A guide for arts and cultural organisations engaging with universities

Lizzie King & Craig Tattersall, Studios (2015). Image courtesy of artists. Photograph of swivel chair in foreground and a stool in the centre of the shot in a deserted artist studio.
Lizzie King & Craig Tattersall, Studios, 2015.
Image courtesy of artists.

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.

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.

Shen Xin: Originally Inclusive

Performance-lecture

An experimental live event by artist Shen Xin explorings the inclusiveness and exclusiveness of individual and collective understandings of ‘origin’.

Image for 'Originally Inclusive'. Courtesy of Shen Xin. Image shows a computer generated monkey.
Shen Xin,Originally Inclusive. Image courtesy of artist.

Ryoichi Kurokawa’s unfold.alt at Manchester Science Festival 2016

Work from the Art Collection will be screening at Manchester Science Festival this weekend.

Shock wave. Courtesy of Studio Ryoichi Kurokawa based on scientific data from CEA Paris-Saclay.

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.

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.

Announcing our new scholars 2016

Supporting our creative graduates.

Joe Beedles, 'spirit_level+', 2015 (detail) Image courtesy of 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.