Elisabeth Frink, The Shearwater, 1975. © The Executors of the Frink Estate and Archive. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2019. Photography by Nick Harrison.

Art Collection artworks in Royal Academy Takeover

This year Salford Museum and Art Gallery and Ordsall Hall are bringing The Royal Academy of Arts to Salford to help celebrate the Academy’s 250th anniversary.

The University of Salford Art Collection is loaning two works for this exhibition; Elisabeth Frink, Shearwater, 1975 and David Hockney, Pool made with paper and blue ink for book, 1980.

Founded in 1768, The Royal Academy of Arts exists to promote art and artists. Led by world leading practicing artists and architects, they do this through exhibitions including their annual summer show, education and debate. Royal Academicians are voted in by their peers and make up some of the greatest names in painting, printmaking, sculpture and architecture.

There are many works by Royal Academicians in Salford’s collections. Some of which have not been on public display for a number of years.  The Royal Academy Takeover will pick out the hidden gems from the collections, complemented by loans from other institutions.

The exhibition, over both venues, unites traditional landscape and portraiture with modern art; includes war artists from World War II; and shows prints, drawings and sculpture.

Visit the Salford Royal Academy Takeover exhibition page for more details.

Exhibition dates: Saturday 30 June 2018 – Sunday 24 February 2019
Opening hours: Closed Monday. Tuesday – Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm; Saturday and Sunday 11.30am – 4pm.
Venue: Salford Museum and Art Gallery, Salford

Please note: the Royal Academy Takeover at Ordsall Hall will be on display from Sunday 20 May to Sunday 7 October 2018.