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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!


In The Studio: Graduate Scholar Jeffrey Knopf

With applications for the 22/23 Graduate Scholarship Programme now open, this month we spoke with current graduate scholar Jeffrey Knopf. As part of his bespoke scholarship, Knopf was awarded a studio space at Paradise Works here in Salford, we check in with him at his studio, for our ongoing ‘In the Studio’ feature.

A black and white image shows the artist looking over small figure like statues on small woden plint. The artist is holding the object on the furthest left, as if to move it.

Digital Content and Engagement Officer – Closing Notes

Our outgoing Digital Content and Engagement Officer, Alistair Small, offers some reflections on the collection’s digitisation project.

two gloved hands hold open a book, the pages of which are full of numerical code

2022 Graduate Scholarship Programme: Now open for applications 

The Graduate Scholarship Programme, now in its eighth year, is open for applications for the 2022 cohort.
Deadline: 9.00am Monday 23rd May 2022.

Navy text on a yellow background reads: Graduate Scholarship Programme 2022, now open for applications, and includes three logos; the university of salford art collection, the university of salford school of arts, media & creative technology, and Castlefield Gallery

The University of Salford Brass Band Archive, Peel Park and ‘The Storm Cone’

A guest post from Alexandra Mitchell – Archivist at The University of Salford – who reveals the unique collection of archival material in the University’s Brass Band Archive – one of the inspirations behind the artwork The Storm Cone.

Stirrings – new solo show by Rachel Goodyear

We are delighted to announce a new co-commissioned exhibition by Salford based artist Rachel Goodyear, in partnership with Grundy Art Gallery

an artists drawings showing a young woman kneeling on the floor wearing grey trousers and a red striped top, next to her a sheepdog appears to float mid air

Theirs, Yours, Ours: queer and non-binary perspectives on identity

Theirs, Yours, Ours brings together the work of four University of Salford Alumni who explore queer and non-binary perspectives through print, photography, painting, and installation. 30 Mar – 30 Sept, New Adelphi Exhibition Gallery.

A box style television sits on the corner of a bright pink cabinet. The screen shows a grainy image. The bottom half is black, in the top half a pair of eyes and hat are just visible. Some reflections of the room can be seen. Behind, a thin white fabric covers a window, allowing a soft white and yellow glow of light into the room.