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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: Hybrid Futures

Launching Hybrid Futures, a multi-part collaboration focusing on climate, sustainability, collaborative learning and co-production.

Exhibition Coming Soon: Visibilities (May – Aug 2023)

Team Assistant Rowan Pritchard curates latest on-campus exhibition ‘Visibilities’ coming soon. Save the date: exhibition launch 25th May.

An images shows a man and a woman reaching out for each other and holding hands by the water front. Behind them the Wuhan skyline rises into the blue sky.

In Memoriam: Harold Riley (1934 – 2023)

The University of Salford is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Salford artist, Harold Riley, on 18th April 2023 at the age of 88.

Student Micro Commission Opportunity: Is Anybody Listening: Our Time, Our Place

Applications open for final year BA students and current MA students to respond to Craig Easton exhibition Is Anybody Listening? Our Time, Our Place.

Artwork of the Month – Market Scene by Colin T Johnson

University of Salford Sustainability Engagement Officer Marta Strzelecka selects artwork of the month in honour of Go Green Salford.

A colourful painting of an outdoor market scene.

Mishka Henner appointed as first artist-in-residence at Energy House 2.0

The University of Salford Art Collection is delighted to announce Mishka Henner as the first artist-in-residence with Energy House 2.0, in partnership with Open Eye Gallery and Castlefield Gallery. 

A tin type style portrait of Mishka Henner, a white man with silver hair.