What’s on

On this page find out about our current activities and associated partner events.


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.

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.

PRESENCE: A window into Chinese Contemporary Art

Coming soon: an exhibition of cutting edge contemporary art that celebrates our current relationship with China.

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.