Artist Residencies

2023/2024 Artists In Residence:

Energy House 2.0 Artist Residency Programme 

In partnership with Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool and Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, the University of Salford Art Collection is currently hosting two artist residencies at Energy House 2.0, the unique, world-leading energy performance facility at the University. Mishka Henner was awarded the first of two 18-month artist residencies in early 2023. Emily Speed was awarded the second residency in summer 2023. Both artists are developing new work in response to Energy House 2.0’s research, exploring themes of the climate crisis, net zero research, and the future of housing. 

Check back for the latest updates from the Energy House Artist-in-Residence Programme.  

To find out more about the Energy House Labs here at the University of Salford, visit: 

Both residencies have been made possible through funding from the Friends of Energy House 2.0 Community:   


Gwen Riley Jones with Action for Conservation at RHS Bridgewater.

McCoy Wynne, Front Exterior (From Are You Living Comfortably), 2021.

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.