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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: 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.

Selecting artworks with Salford Youth Council

Socially Engaged Photographer Gwen Riley Jones discusses Salford Youth Council’s visit to the University of Salford Art Collection’s new store and Theirs, Yours, Ours: queer and non-binary perspectives on identity.

Announcing: Our six new 2022/23 Graduate Scholars

Castlefield Gallery and the University of Salford Art Collection announce the six graduate artists awarded a place on their annual scheme: Suraj Adekola, Adian Dolye, Joe Fowler, Alfie Lane, Jacob Longcake, and Laura Socas.

Stylised purple sculpture of a 2000s style make-up compact with mirror.

Fascinating challenges, extraordinary discoveries: My first curatorial experience

Our Albert Adams project curatorial assistant, PhD student Yanxi Wu, reflects on the fascinating challenges and extraordinary discoveries on her first curatorial experience in the UK.

installation shot of the Albert Adams exhibition in the Clifford Whitworth library.

Salford Rediscovered, 16th June 2022 

Anthotype workshops at the Rediscover Salford event remind us to choose more sustainable ways to live.

Image of anthotype prints in frames exposing in the sunshine on a stand

Launching soon: Solo show ‘Stirrings’ by Rachel Goodyear

Salford-based, internationally acclaimed artist Rachel Goodyear to exhibit at Salford Museum & Art Gallery from 15 July 2022

A large pencil drawing by artist Rachel Goodyear. A hyena stands on a wooden side table, facing the viewer