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!


Highlights

Hybrid Futures Comes to Salford

The University of Salford Art Collection presents the latest installment of Hybrid Futures at Salford Museum & Art Gallery, launching 21st March 2024.

Hybrid Futures Logo

New publication: Some Days I Feel Triangle

Following artist Gwen Riley Jones’ 18 month residency with the University of Salford Art Collection, a new publication shares reflections on socially-engaged practice and the relevance of collections today.

Share your thoughts – audience survey now open

Help shape our future programming – and enter our prize draw for a £15 Salford Museum cafe voucher! (t&c’s apply).

Art Film Season – Spring 2024

This year we present a series of artist film screenings from the University of Salford Art Collection, each with an international focus, at the New Adelphi Exhibition Gallery from March to June 2024.

A still image from a film by artists Nicola Dale and Florence Lam. Each are taking part in a physical performance across Zoom. Each hold up their hands to their eyes.

LOOK Climate Lab 2024 – Private View and Launch

RSVP to the Open Eye Gallery Private View and launch of ‘LOOK Climate Lab 2024’! 6-8 PM on Thursday the 8th of February.

Open Eye Gallery logo, with 'LOOK CLIMATE LAB 2024' written underneath

Is Anybody Listening? Symposium: Commissioning and Collecting Socially Engaged Photography

Join us in Birkenhead on 29th February for a thought-provoking symposium around socially engaged photography practice. Free to attend – book now!

Symposium details: 9:30am, 29th of February 2024 at the Williamson Art Galley & Museum. Symposium: Commissioning and Collecting Socially Engaged Photography.