An optical illusion painting, featuring a wall of books, a wall of paintings, a door and a beach in the background.

Patrick Hughes, My Room, 2012. © Patrick Hughes; courtesy of Patrick Hughes, Flowers Gallery, London and New York. Photograph by Museum Photography North West.

Shifting Perspectives

Selected works from Critical & Contextual Studies and the University of Salford Art Collection.

This exhibition draws together a selection of visual and written works from the student Independent Research Project 2019 with prints, photography and painting from the University of Salford Art Collection. Together, the works consider a range of ‘shifting perspectives’ – from visual and spatial shifts which reconsider our relationship to the physical world around us, to ethical and emotional shifts in the way we produce, interact with, and consume images and media.

Critical & Contextual Studies staff work with students throughout their studies to explore and respond to their creative practice in a wider global context, supporting them to understand the present and address the challenges of the future. The Independent Research Project sees final year students of Fashion Design, Fashion Image Making & Styling, Graphic Design, Interior Design, and Photography critically engage with a broad range of cultural, commercial and critical contexts to define their place in creative and professional practice.

Undergraduate: Bradley Crandon, Laura Walls, Nicole Candiotto, Wictoria Kauc, Matthew Austin, Maxine O’Nion, Bryony Walsh. Written work: Yasmin Banks, Lucy Clews-Jones, Luka France, Jenny Hall, Brigita Kudirkaite, Andrius Maknevicius, Helen O’Grady, Amber Sunderland, Samuel Thompson

University of Salford Art Collection: Patrick Hughes, Brendan Neiland, Robyn Denny, James Chadderton, Lizzie King & Craig Tattersall

Launch event: Wednesday 22 May 2019, 4 – 6pm. Speeches from 4.30pm.
Open to staff, students and public. Free to attend, refreshments provided.

Exhibition dates: Thursday 23 May – Friday 2 August 2019
Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm.
Venue: New Adelphi Exhibition Gallery, University of Salford