Creating /Collecting /Collaborating

University of Salford Art Collection

Welcome to the University of Salford Art Collection – an ambitious and growing collection of over 700 modern and contemporary artworks, founded c1968.

COVID update – January 2021

Due to the latest Covid measures, the New Adelphi Exhibition Gallery will remain closed until further notice.

We continue to offer a range of online programming, including new commissions, live events, and film launches – Visit our BLOG for the latest updates. We’re also supporting artists in the Salford region through online studio visits.

Keep safe!


Now screening online: Homage to the Rain by Antony Barkworth-Knight

The 2019 film, by Antony Barkworth-Knight, celebrates the experience of rainfall around the globe, through crowd-sourced footage. Showing online from 15th January,

Museum2050: The imperatives and challenges of collaboration (5-6 Dec)

Join UOS Curator Lindsay Taylor, with Open Eye Gallery Director Sarah Fisher, for a presentation at Museum 2050 online symposium – responding to this years’ theme of ‘collaboration’. 5th – 6th December 2020.

Q&A: World Photography Organisation interview with Curator Lindsay Taylor

Ahead of joining the judging panel for the Sony World Photography Awards, UOS curator Lindsay Taylor takes part in an online Q&A with the organisation.

Micro-commission update: limited edition print & t-shirt released (Richard Shields, ‘Disparity’)

Limited edition prints and t-shirts now available, featuring Salford-based or Salford-inspired artworks from our permanent collection!

Originally part of our summer micro-commissions programme.

Launching today: Online exhibition Peer to Peer UK/HK (11 Nov – 13 Dec 2020)

20 artworks launched online today, including 5 new commissions for the Collection – plus a series of social media takeovers alongside.
The exhibition, part of the Peer to Peer UK/HK festival, will run from 11 Nov – 13 Dec.

Rediscovering Salford: Four new artist commissions announced

Four exciting new commissions from Salford based artists Jack Brown, Cheddar Gorgeous, Hilary Jack and Lizzie King.

The artists, selected in partnership with Islington Mill and Paradise Works studios, will make new works exploring the parks & green spaces of Salford.