Painting of blocked shapes in various colours.

Chou Yu-Cheng, From Geoff Molyneux Series, 2014. Acrylic on Canvas, installation. © Chou Yu-Cheng. Courtesy the artist. Museum Photography North West.

What’s in Store?

Venue: Salford Museum and Art Gallery,  Peel Park, The Crescent, Salford, M5 4WU
Exhibition dates: Saturday 20 May – Sunday 19 November 2017
Gallery opening times: Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 4.45pm; Saturday and Sunday 12 – 4pm.
Admission: Free

Artists: AAAJIAO, Albert Adams, Claudia Alonso, Maurice Carlin, Li Binyuan with Steve Wade, Patrick Caulfield, Cao Fei, Hang Fen, Louise Giovanelli, Kip Gresham, Sarah Hardacre, Mishka Henner, Matthew Houlding, Patrick Hughes, Gary Hume, Lizzie King & Craig Tattersall, L.S. Lowry, Rachel Maclean, Christian Marclay, Alfonzo Padilla, Jai Redman, Bridget Riley, Harold Riley, Liam Spencer, Thomson and Craighead, Adolphe Valette, Annie Lai Kuen Wan, Liam Young, Chou Yu-Cheng.

Celebrating the University’s 50th anniversary and our growing partnership with Salford Museum and Art Gallery, What’s in Store? showcases the breadth of the University of Salford Art Collection.

The Collection began in 1969 and now contains around 700 works which are stored and displayed for the benefit of students, staff, alumni and the public. This exhibition brings together a selection of work by over 30 artists: from traditional oil paintings by L.S. Lowry and Adolphe Valette; and bold prints by modern British artists including Patrick Hughes and Bridget Riley, to cutting edge contemporary art by local and international artists  such as Sarah Hardacre and Cao Fei.

This is the first time that many of these works have been on public display together. As well as looking back on the origins of the Collection the exhibition also considers the future; what might make the Collection distinctive in years to come?

What’s in Store? features on BBC North West Tonight

What’s in Store? brochure

What’s in Store? A musing from the Museum:  Danny Morrell in conversation with artist Mishka Henner.

A musing on Art by Danny Morrell: On the whereabouts of Mr Lowry: An essay on Danny Morrell exploring L.S. Lowry’s painting Narcia fitting out at the Tyne.

A musing on Art by Danny Morrell: Mr Monsieur in Manchester: often labelled as ‘Lowry’s teacher’ here Danny Morrell argues that Pierre Adolphe Valette was ‘far more than that’.

A musing on Art by Danny Morrell: Room for Albert Adams: Danny Morrell contemplates the work of expressionist artist Albert Adams.

Events Programme

To coincide with the exhibition there are a number of free events programmed. Unless stated otherwise all events take place at Salford Museum and Art Gallery, are drop in, and are free:

Wednesday 15 November 6.30-7.30pm
Whether Seeing is believing: A focus on the optical illusion themes in the exhibition with Danny Morrell.
£3 admission fee.

Thursday 16 November 6.00 – 8.00pm – New Adelphi, University of Salford
Screening of Haze and Fog by Cao Fei in association with the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art.