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University of Salford Art Collection

Welcome to the University of Salford Art Collection – an ambitious and growing collection of over 800 modern and contemporary artworks, founded c1968. We commission new work, support artist development, and host a range of exhibitions and events with a wide range of internal & external partners. Read more about our collection, programme, campus gallery, and latest news here!


Craig Easton : Is Anybody Listening? Commissioning and Collecting Socially Engaged Photography

A summary of the Socially Engaged Photography Symposium held in February 2024 as part of the ‘Craig Easton : Is Anybody Listening?’ tour.

Sam Parker Reflects on LOOK Climate Lab 2024

Sam Parker shares his thoughts on LOOK Climate Lab 2024 at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, featuring work from Energy House 2.0 Artist-in-Residence Mishka Henner.

LOOK Climate Lab 2024, installed at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool.

2024 Graduate Scholarship Scheme: Open for Applications

Our annual scheme – now celebrating its 10th year – is now open to applications to 2024 Graduates from the School of Art, Media and Creative Techology

Hybrid Futures Comes to Salford

The University of Salford Art Collection presents the latest installment of Hybrid Futures at Salford Museum & Art Gallery, launching 21st March 2024.

Hybrid Futures Logo

New publication: Some Days I Feel Triangle

Following artist Gwen Riley Jones’ 18 month residency with the University of Salford Art Collection, a new publication shares reflections on socially-engaged practice and the relevance of collections today.

Share your thoughts – audience survey now open

Help shape our future programming – and enter our prize draw for a £15 Salford Museum cafe voucher! (t&c’s apply).