What’s on

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

 

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.

What’s in Store?

An exhibition showcasing the University of Salford Art Collection.

From Ocean to Horizon

Read more about this exhibition and see link to a review by Frieze.

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.

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.

Song for Armageddon, Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson

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

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

Tour of What’s in Store? exhibition

An informal introduction to the exhibition What’s in Store?

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.

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.

The Art of Communication in the Age of Data

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.

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.

Tour of What’s in Store? exhibition

An informal introduction to the exhibition What’s in Store?

Two photographic lightboxes displaying a corrupted video file.
Thomson & Craighead, Corruption. Courtesy the artists and Carroll / Fletcher. Museum Photography North West.

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.

Introduced film screening: Cao Fei’s Haze and Fog

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.