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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.

Gallery update – September 2021

We are pleased to announce that the New Adelphi Exhibition Gallery will be re-opened to all student, staff and public visitors from Monday 20th September, with the current Portraits exhibition extended until the end of the year.
Please follow all on-site Covid guidance to ensure your visit is as safe as possible!


Do you have a favourite tree in Salford?

Our new commission with Salford based artist Lowri Evans takes inspiration from the trees around the city. Submit your favourites to the #SalfordTree inventory – and look out for participatory sessions in Autumn!

Online exhibition: INTERTWINED featuring Seo Hye Lee

VITAL CAPACITIES by VIDEOCLUB: Introducing a new video work by co-commissioned artist Seo Hye Lee, alongside new works by fellow residency artists Linda Stupart and Laura Lulika

A still from an artists' video. Three identical images are shown side by side. They show a pair of hands sculpting a piece of clay on a potters wheel. Each image has a different text caption written in white text. The first reads 'holding', the second reads 'sound of remembering fondly' the third just has three asterisk * stars

Announcing: our 2021 Graduate Scholars

Castlefield Gallery and the University of Salford Art Collection announce the five graduate artists awarded a place on their annual scheme: Katie Aird, Daniel Callan, Jeffrey Knopf, Henna Mahmood, Sara Rawat

a contemporary artwork image. It shows a stack of 4 ice cubes against a solid black backgroun. Superimposed on or in the ice cubes are black and white images of human eyes and facial features

Exhibition Opening: ‘You Belong Here’ from 15th July

Book your free tickets now to our new exhibition with Salford Museum and Art Gallery. Salford based artists Lizzie King, Jack Brown, Hilary Jack and Cheddar Gorgeous show new commissions alongside historic works and archives.

Interior photo of a gallery exhibition. The image shows a pink wall and a green wall, with small framed artworks hung on them.

Announcing: New online residency with artist Seo Hye Lee and Vital Capacities

Artist Seo Hye Lee draws from her hearing loss experience to explore hearing, listening, communication and mis-communication, in this new digital residency programme – from 1st June 2021.

A photograph of a television facing forwards and slightly to the left. The television is a black box shape and mounted to a white wall. Coming out from the left and right side of the television are two black tubes. On the screen, the fading words ‘WHAT?’ are repeated three times overlapping on top of each other at different angles.

Do you remember the Manchester Print Workshop?

The Manchester Print Workshop was based at the University in the 1980s – and produced a vibrant body of work. Did you work, study or visit during the time – and have any memories to share?