Creating /Collecting /Collaborating

University of Salford Art Collection

Welcome to the University of Salford Art Collection – an ambitious and growing collection of over 700 modern and contemporary artworks, founded c1968.

COVID update – October 2020

We are pleased to announce a phased re-opening for the New Adelphi Exhibition Gallery. From October the gallery will be open to our staff and student community, with the current show extended until the end of the year. The gallery remains closed for wider public access in order to limit numbers in line with Covid guidance – please check back for future updates.

We continue to offer a range of online programming, including new commissions, live events, and film launches. Visit our BLOG for the latest updates.

Keep safe!


Micro-commission update: limited edition print & t-shirt released (Richard Shields, ‘Disparity’)

Limited edition prints and t-shirts now available, featuring Salford-based or Salford-inspired artworks from our permanent collection!

Originally part of our summer micro-commissions programme.

Launching today: Online exhibition Peer to Peer UK/HK (11 Nov – 13 Dec 2020)

20 artworks launched online today, including 5 new commissions for the Collection – plus a series of social media takeovers alongside.
The exhibition, part of the Peer to Peer UK/HK festival, will run from 11 Nov – 13 Dec.

Rediscovering Salford: Four new artist commissions announced

Four exciting new commissions from Salford based artists Jack Brown, Cheddar Gorgeous, Hilary Jack and Lizzie King.

The artists, selected in partnership with Islington Mill and Paradise Works studios, will make new works exploring the parks & green spaces of Salford.

Social media residency: Shane Aspegren, 2-7 Nov

As part of Peer to Peer UK/HK online festival, we welcome Hong Kong based composer, artist and writer Shane Aspegren for a week long ‘takeover’ on our Instagram. Shane will share recent work, including meditative sound art for ‘wellness during lockdown’.

Opportunity: Artist residency/commission with Energy House (deadline 20 Nov)

Energy House at the University of Salford is the first facility of its type in the world – a two bedroom, brick-built terraced house inside an environmentally controllable chamber. We’re looking for a photographer to respond to the unique site.

Kiara Mohamed – The Lives We Lead: now on display at Museum of Liverpool

Now on display at Museum of Liverpool’s digital screens: ‘The Lives We Lead’ by Kiara Mohamed. Part of our summer #covidcommissions programme, in collaboration with Open Eye Gallery.
28th October – 11th November