Creating /Collecting /Collaborating

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!


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!

Mishka Henner, The Conductor | The world’s thunder comes to Salford

Have you heard the latest news from our Energy House 2.0 Artist Residency Programme? Mishka Henner brings The Conductor to Salford for a world-first at Sounds of the Other City on Sunday 5th May.

The silhouette of a percussionist is visible from the upper thighs, wielding two drumsticks, against a backdrop of tumultuous clouds, surrounded by lighting.

Book now for the Hybrid Futures Symposium in Salford

Join us and our Hybrid Futures partners for the Hybrid Futures Symposium taking place on the 10th May 2024 at The Old Fire Station, Univeristy of Salford.

A graphic representing the Hybrid Futures Symposiu. Text reads: Hybrid Futures Fri 10 May, Salford. Symposium Making, Showing and Collecting Art in a Time of Climate Crisis. Organic shapes from the Hybrid Futures branding shows green post-it notes written in response to the Hybrid Futures exhibition at Salford 2024.

Craig Easton : Is Anybody Listening? Commissioning and Collecting Socially Engaged Photography

A summary of the Socially Engaged Photography Symposium held in February 2024 as part of the ‘Craig Easton : Is Anybody Listening?’ tour.