What’s on

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


Ruth Barker & Hannah Leighton-Boyce, Tour to Glasgow Women’s Library

Exhibition which launched a Castlefield Gallery in March 2018 now tours to Glasgow Women’s Library.

Four cylindrical objects made of salt.
Hannah Leighton Boyce, Consequences of progress; remnants for the future, 2018. Image courtesy of artist.

Acquired: a century of collecting

Exploring the art collections of Salford Museum and Art Gallery and the University of Salford.

Painting of tower blocks.
Mandy Payne, In Limbo (2017). Spray paint, oil paint, tape, archival matt varnish on concrete. © Mandy Payne.

In focus: Chinese Contemporary Art

In the first of our In focus series we explore elements of our Chinese Contemporary Art Collection.

Black and white photograph. A man dress in a uniform with a cigarette hanging from the side of his mouth, stands with cross arms across his body and his eyes shut. The background depicts images of clouds.
Wang Ningde, Some Days No. 03, 2002. Photograph. Courtesy the artist and Michael Goedhuis. © Wang Ningde.

Highlights from Push and Pull

Printmaking from Salford and Manchester.

Photograph of three framed prints on a white gallery wall.
Installation photograph from Push and Pull, when shown in New Adelphi Exhibition Gallery, University of Salford.

Chinternet Ugly

An important new group exhibition which navigates the messy vitality of China’s online realm – a space where artists can engage, play and debate – featuring works by six leading new media artists.

A gloved hand holding two 'love locks' and a padlock.
Miao Ying, Love's Labour's Lost, 2019. Image courtesy of the artist and CFCCA.


In a time when free movement, free trade and freedom of communications apparatus are subject to intense political machinations, FREEPORT: Terminal MCR is a space to explore art, technology and citizenship in the age of the internet.


What’s it like to be sixteen years old now? In a major new touring exhibition leading contemporary photographers join forces to present the multimedia project Sixteen, exploring the dreams, hopes and fears of sixteen year-olds across the UK.

Girl stood outside in front of a garage door. She is wearing a white jumper and jeans and has a hairband with cats' ears. She has socks on but no shoes. She is holding a pink balloon on a string.
Stuart Freedman, Hope, Manchester. Courtesy the photographer and Sixteen project.