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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: 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.

LOOK Photo Biennial 2022 x University of Salford: Artist in Residence Project showcase

Socially Engaged Photographer Gwen Riley Jones discusses the LOOK Photo Biennial 2022: Climate x University of Salford

The Filofax and the Ape: Material approaches to the work of Albert Adams

Writer and curator Greg Thorpe reflects on the work of Albert Adams and his visit to the University of Salford Art Collection stores to explore the Albert Adams archive.

A black and white photograph shows a young Albert Adams, in profile, sat holding a painbrush and facing a small easel with a canvas.

Announcing – LOOK Photo Biennial 2022: Climate

New projects by McCoy Wynne, Megan Powell and Gwen Riley Jones each explore issues around the climate crisis, environment, and sustainability.

In Conversation: Artist Rachel Goodyear & writer Dr Catriona McAra

A deeper dive into Rachel’s new work, discussing themes of feminism, surrealism and the human-animal psyche. Thurs 27th Oct @ 5.30pm.

a drawing by rachel goodyear, showing a woman bending backwards on the floor. She wears green shorts, a striped top, and has bats hanging from her back.

Announcing: Peer to Peer:UK/HK 2022 Partners & Artists

Peer to Peer: UK/HK 2022 is a programme designed to encourage meaningful cultural exchange and to forge enduring partnerships between the UK and Hong Kong’s visual arts sectors.