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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!


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

Can art help stop climate change?

Socially Engaged Photographer in Residence Gwen Riley Jones discusses her work with Action for Conservation, the RHS, the Planting for the Planet exhibition, and anthotypes.

Join the party! 16th June – Salford Rediscovered

Salford Rediscovered is a celebratory closing party to mark the end of the Rediscovering Salford project, a city-wide programme of events which highlight and celebrate Salford’s green spaces – inspired by the launch of RHS Bridgewater gardens.  

Artwork of the Month – Homage to the Rain by Antony Barkworth-Knight

Video artwork Homage to the Rain by Antony Barkworth Knight – selected by the Action for Conservation youth group – will be on display at RHS Garden Bridgewater this summer.

A rainy street scene in Naples, Italy, people are sheltering from the rain.