Some Days I Feel Triangle
Gwen Riley Jones & Salford Youth Council
with the University of Salford Art Collection
1st February to 28th April 2023
An exhibition exploring positive social action, health and wellbeing through art and photography
Preview: Tuesday 31st January, 5.30 – 7.30pm
New Adelphi Exhibition Gallery, Salford
How can art be a catalyst for social change? During her 12-month residency with the University of Salford Art Collection, socially-engaged photographer Gwen Riley Jones worked closely with Salford Youth Council to explore art, creativity, and positive social action.
During the year they explored a number of priorities together: from health, wellbeing and the benefits of connecting with nature, to allyship, representation and positive self-expression. The title ‘Some days I feel triangle’ comes from the group’s conversations around the ways we try and creatively communicate thoughts, feelings and emotions.
The gallery display includes selected artworks from the University of Salford Art Collection, which inspired their journey and conversations together – using art for ‘thinking, talking, looking, sharing and debating’. Alongside are stories and images from the group’s projects – along with prompts, cards, badges and stickers for visitors to take away.
The socially-engaged artist in residence project is a pilot project delivered by the University of Salford in collaboration with Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, and with the support of Salford City Council’s youth service.
An accompanying events programme will be announced soon.