Patrick Caulfield, Banana with Leaves. © The Estate of Patrick Caulfield. All rights reserved, DACS 2019. Photograph courtesy of Museum Photography Northwest.


The print collection includes a number of late pop, optical and abstract works, including works by Bridget Riley and David Hockney; alongside works by Young British Artists (YBA) era artists Damien Hirst, Gary Hume and Gavin Turk. An archive of screen-prints from the local Manchester Print Workshop – active in the 70s and 80s – exemplifies the vibrant aesthetic of the era, with works by Kip Gresham, Adrian Henri and Alan Whitehead.

Contemporary print-making is also represented in the collection, with recent acquisitions of digital prints by Pat Flynn (Manchester), cyanotype by Wu Chi-Tsung (Taiwan) and screen-prints by Salford alumni Sarah Hardacre.