Over the last five years, artists’ residencies have become an increasingly important part of our work. Find out more about our current artists in residence below, and explore our past residencies. Check back here for future updates & opportunities.
Socially Engaged Photographer in Residence – Gwen Riley Jones (2021-22)
Gwen Riley Jones joined the Collection as a socially engaged photographer in residence in 2021, in partnership with Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool. Her residency began with an open brief as part of our wider work to increase the accessibility of the Collection. Over the course of 16 months, she worked closely with youth groups from across Salford, using the Collection as a catalyst for conversation and activity.
Energy House – McCoy Wynne (2021-22)
Artist duo McCoy Wynne were selected as artists in residence at Energy House following an open call in late 2020. Energy House is the world’s first full-size, two-bedroom, brick-built Victorian terraced house constructed inside an environmentally controllable chamber, located on campus at the University of Salford. McCoy Wynne worked closely with the University’s unique research facility throughout 2021, responding to a specific retrofitting project. The resulting series Are You Living Comfortably? was acquired by the Collection as a legacy of the residency.
This artist residency was co-commissioned in partnership with Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool.