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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!


#ThrowbackThursday – What is NOT art? Gwen Riley Jones & Salford Youth Council Discuss

A Throwbhack Thursday blog ahead of the launch of new exhibition ‘Some Days I Feel Triangle’.

Gwen gets to know members of Salford Youth Council. Their conversation begins by discussing ‘What is NOT art?’

Drawing of the word art in camouflage effect

Open Call: Portrait Commission for University of Salford Students, Winter 2023

The University of Salford Art Collection are seeking BA or MA students from the School of Art, Media and Creative Technology, to produce 2 new portraits – one of outgoing Vice-Chancellor Helen Marshall and one of new Chancellor Lucy Meacock. 

Opportunity: Is Anybody Listening? Our Time, Our Place Evaluator (Freelance)

Opportunity: Is Anybody Listening? Our Time, Our Place – Evaluator (Freelance). February 2023 – May 2024. Deadline: Friday 3rd February 2023

Announcing – Craig Easton: Is Anybody Listening & Our Time, Our Place

North West touring exhibition Craig Easton: Is Anybody Listening? launching 12th Jan at Open Eye Gallery, and Our Time, Our Place engagement programme for young people.

Exhibition coming soon: Some Days I Feel Triangle – Feb – Apr 2023

From 1st February 2022, Artist in residence Gwen Riley Jones and members of Salford Youth Council take over the campus gallery – for a new show that celebrates wellbeing and creativity.

Tree branches and leaves against a pale blue sky

Announcing: ENERGY HOUSE 2.0 Residencies

A unique opportunity to spend 18 months working on a residency project inspired by environmental issues, climage change, net zero, and housing. First deadline: 28th Nov

A vibrant image shows the Energy House 2.0 building illuminated at night.