Venue: Salford Museum and Art Gallery, Peel Park, The Crescent, Salford, M5 4WU
Exhibition dates: Saturday 20 May – Sunday 19 November
Gallery opening times: Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 4.45pm; Saturday and Sunday 12 – 4pm
Artists: AAAJIAO, Albert Adams, Claudia Alonso, Maurice Carlin, Li Binyuan with Steve Wade, Patrick Caulfield, Cao Fei, Hang Fen, Louise Giovanelli, Kip Gresham, Sarah Hardacre, Mishka Henner, Matthew Houlding, Patrick Hughes, Gary Hume, Lizzie King & Craig Tattersall, L.S. Lowry, Rachel Maclean, Christian Marclay, Alfonzo Padilla, Jai Redman, Bridget Riley, Harold Riley, Liam Spencer, Thomson and Craighead, Adolphe Valette, Annie Lai Kuen Wan, Liam Young, Chou Yu-Cheng.
Celebrating the University’s 50th anniversary and our growing partnership with Salford Museum and Art Gallery, What’s in Store? showcases the breadth of the University of Salford Art Collection.
The Collection began in 1969 and now contains around 700 works which are stored and displayed for the benefit of students, staff, alumni and the public. This exhibition brings together a selection of work by over 30 artists: from traditional oil paintings by L.S. Lowry and Adolphe Valette; and bold prints by modern British artists including Patrick Hughes and Bridget Riley, to cutting edge contemporary art by local and international artists such as Sarah Hardacre and Cao Fei.
This is the first time that many of these works have been on public display together. As well as looking back on the origins of the Collection the exhibition also considers the future; what might make the Collection distinctive in years to come?
What’s in Store? features on BBC North West Tonight
What’s in Store? A musing from the Museum: Danny Morrell in conversation with artist Mishka Henner.
To coincide with the exhibition there are a number of free events programmed. Unless stated otherwise all events take place at Salford Museum and Art Gallery, are drop in, and are free:
Wednesday 18 October, 6.30 – 7.30pm
The Art of Communication in the Age of Data: A focus on the digital and communication themes within the exhibition with Danny Morrell.
£3 admission fee
Wednesday 25 October, 1.00 – 2.00pm – New Adelphi, University of Salford
Rachel Maclean artist talk. Fresh from representing Scotland at Venice Biennial Rachel will talk about her work It’s What’s Inside that Counts.
Thursday 26 October, 12.00 – 12.20pm
Introduction to the exhibition by member of Art Collection Team
Wednesday 15 November 6.30-7.30pm
Whether Seeing is believing: A focus on the optical illusion themes in the exhibition with Danny Morrell.
£3 admission fee.
Thursday 16 November 6.00 – 8.00pm – New Adelphi, University of Salford
Screening of Haze and Fog by Cao Fei in association with the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art.