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!


Peer to Peer UK/HK Festival registration now open: 4 days of free talks & online exhibitions

Book now for free tickets to our UK/HK online festival – featuring 4 days of talks on art, activism, climate, archives, digital, collaboration & more

Figure a motion: New poetry book launched inspired by works in the Collection

Creative writing alumni Jazmine Linklater has launched a new poetry book with Guillemot Press; inspired by artworks in the collection by Ruth Barker & Hannah Leighton-Boyce.

Announcing – Peer to Peer: UK/HK Online Festival, 11-14 November

Announcing a new online festival of international exchange and collaboration, 11-14 November. Curated by Ying Kwok and organised by the University of Salford Art Collection, Open Eye Gallery, and Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art.

Mandy Cleveland – Back of the Envelope

A new Q&A with Manchester-based artist Mandy Cleveland, one of six artists commissioned this Summer. Mandy discusses new work that reflects on feelings of ‘personal and global’ uncertainty during Covid 19.

Birds or Borders – new animated video + Q&A with artist Parham Ghalamdar

Now available to watch online in full, Birds or Borders is a new animated video by Parham Ghalamdar. Alongside, read a new Q&A with the artist and UOS Curator Lindsay Taylor.

Sarah Eyre – Twitch, shift, jerk, slip, repeat

The first in a series of new GIFs by artist Sarah Eyre, responding to the “feeling of being on the cusp; of being suspended between different spaces and states…” during Covid 19