What’s on

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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 1, 2018. Image courtesy of artist.

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.

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.