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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!


Announcing: Second ENERGY HOUSE 2.0 Artist Residency Open Call

University of Salford Art Collection is now inviting applications for the second residency in collaboration with Castlefield Gallery, Manchester.

From the Vault: ‘I feel triangle’: art can help us confront our emotions and come to terms with them

Gwen Riley Jones refelcts on a blog first written in May 2022 discussing early work with Salford Youth Council and the origins of ‘feeling triangle’.

Black and white photograph of a man with his arms crossed in front of his chest, eyes closed and a cigarette hanging out of his mouth. In background is made up of an image of sky and clouds.

#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.