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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!


2024/25 Graduate Scholar Announcement

The University of Salford Art Collection, in partnership with Castlefield Gallery and Wallace & Seymour, are proud to present our 2024 cohort for the Graduate Scholarship Programme!

‘Where should we be now?’ New commissions at Castlefield Gallery

The University of Salford Art Collection are delighted to launch two new commissions, by artists Jeff Knopf (University alumnus) and Theo Simpson, this July 2024

a highly abstracted artist image in muted colours

Harold Riley works now on display at The Old Fire Station Bakery

To coincide with the celebration of Harold Riley’s life through the Every Line Is Me exhibition at Salford Museum and Gallery, we have put up some more of his pieces in The Old Fire Station across the road.

Opportunity: Samarbeta Open Call Residency in response to Hybrid Futures

Apply now for Samarbeta Open Call Residency for musicians to respond to the Hybrid Futures exhibition at Salford Museum & Art Gallery.

Graphic representing the Open Call. Text reads: SBR022 Open Call Samarbeta Music Residency Responding to the Hybrid Futures Exhibition

New writing on Mishka Henner’s electrifying performance ‘The Conductor’

Two new pieces of writing in response to the debut of The Conductor, a brand new performance artwork developed by Mishka Henner as part of his Energy House 2.0 artist residency. Read reviews from Lizzie King and Jack Nicholls for Corridor8.

A stylised image of procussionist Jennifer Walinetski, in the angular Conductor costume, in a dramatic pose, holding a drum stick in each hand. Behind her are the dramatic and angular foam walls of the Anecoic Chamber at the University of Salford.

Elliott Flanagan’s A Piece of Something Bigger showing soon!

A Piece of Something Bigger officially begins showing on Thursday 23rd May 2024, coinciding with the University of Salford Degree Show!