Matthew Houlding, New Olympia Building 5, 2012. Image courtesy the artist.

Exhibition: Some Days I Feel Triangle – Gwen Riley Jones & Salford Youth Council

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

Upcoming: Some Days I Feel Triangle – Lunchtime exhibition tour

Join Artist Gwen Riley Jones and Assistant Curator Stephanie Fletcher on Tuesday April 25th from 12:30 until 1:00pm for an informal lunchtime tour of the current exhibition, before the exhibition’s final day on the 28th of April.

Tree branches and leaves against a pale blue sky
Photowalk Photograph by Amber, member of Salford Youth Council, with Gwen Riley Jones

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. 

Click here to learn more about Gwen Riley Jones’ time as Socially Engaged Photographer in Residence and read her blogs from across the 12 months.

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