Creating /Collecting /Collaborating

University of Salford Art Collection

Welcome to the University of Salford Art Collection website. This growing art collection has existed for over 50 years and exists for the benefit of staff, students and the public.  The Collection contains around 700 items which are stored and displayed on campus and are available for loan to museums and galleries in the UK and internationally.

Update – March 2020 – Coronavirus COVID-19

All of our public events and exhibitions, including the New Adelphi Exhibition Gallery, are currently closed/post-poned until further notice due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

The Art Collection team are working remotely, developing both short term and long term plans for our work.
We remain committed to supporting artists and building a Collection that tells a story of now through three collecting strands:
· Chinese Contemporary Art;
· About the Digital;
· From the North.
We are continuing to work with all our partner organisations, to commission new work by artists at all stages of their careers.
More details will be announced shortly, however we would welcome any feedback, comments or suggestions in the meantime.

Please contact us by email: or

Please stay safe and stay at home!
Lindsay Taylor, Curator and Stephanie Fletcher, Assistant Curator


2020 Graduate Scholarship Scheme: Call for Applications

Annual scheme for University of Salford graduates now open for applications – deadline Sunday 3rd May 2020.

gsp logo

In Focus: Portraiture

Exhibition exploring modern and contemporary portraits from the University of Salford Art Collection.

Gordon Cheung: Tears of Paradise

Our recently commissioned work by Gordon Cheung is currently premiering as part of Cheung’s solo exhibition Tears of Paradise at Edel Assanti, London.