As a University deeply rooted in the North of England, and with our own vibrant School of Arts and Media, it is important that our collection reflects the wealth of artistic practice in our region, Artists living and working in the North, particularly the North West, have been a collecting priority since the collection began in the late 1960’s, and this continues today in our From the North Strand.
Known as the ‘city of making’ – a reputation built on the numerous mills and factories of the Industrial Revolution – Salford hosts a number of artists studios and independent projects. Amongst others, we work closely with Paradise Works, Islington Mill, Hot Bed Press studios, as well as previous partnerships with The International 3 Gallery and Artwork Atelier. We also collaborate regularly with Salford Museum & Art Gallery on new commissions, events and exhibitions.
Many of the established artists in the region have a relationship to the University – through studying or teaching here at some point. We work closely with the School to continue supporting the next generation of artists – including through our Graduate Scholarship scheme.
Ruth Barker, Joey Collins, Craig Easton, Maurice Carlin, Pat Flynn, Louise Giovanelli, Rachel Goodyear, Kip Gresham, Sarah Hardacre, Adrian Henri, Gwilym Hughes, Walter Kershaw, Lizzie King and Craig Tattersall, L.S Lowry, Darren Nixon, Harold Riley, Adam Heiss and Martene Rourke, Liam Spencer and Meg Woods.
Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson, Song for Armageddon, 2017 (still). © Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson.
Chris Paul Daniels and Sam Meech One Square Mile, 2016. Still from video. Courtesy the artists.
Karen Lyons, Clasp, 2007, sculpture outside Mary Seacole Building, University of Salford.
Adolphe Valette, Romiley, 1916. Photograph: Photography North West.
Adolphe Valette, Figures by a Fence, 1922. Photograph: Photography North West.
Jai Redman, Engels’ Beard, 2016. Fibreglass. Photograph courtesy of Nick Harrison.
Sarah Hardacre, Forgot Mermaids, 2012. Image courtesy of the artist and Paul Stolper Gallery, London.
Sarah Hardacre, Arms Open to Welcome the Sun, 2012. Image courtesy of the artist and Paul Stolper Gallery, London.
Mandy Payne, In Limbo (2017). Spray paint, oil paint, tape, archival matt varnish on concrete. © Mandy Payne.
Darren Nixon, The Awkward Ambassador (2016) Photograph Arthur Siuksta.
Hannah Leighton Boyce, Consequences of progress; remnants for the future (2018)
Ruth Barker, If this is the last thing that I say (2018), performance
[Image: Drew Forsyth]
Rachel Goodyear, Unable to stop because they were too close to the line (2008) Detail from series of 30. Print from original drawing.
Heather Glazzard, Blake, 2018. Film photograph
Louise Giovanelli, Collar III, 2016. Courtesy the artist.
Lizzie King & Craig Tattersall, Studios, 2015. Image courtesy of artists.
Maurice Carlin, Temporary Custodians 45, 2016. Courtesy the artist.
Kip Gresham, ‘Happy Cat’, 1981
Image courtesy of the artist