What’s on

In Focus: Chinese Contemporary Art. Installation photograph by Museum Photography North West.

Exhibitions and Events

JUNE 2020:
Our exhibitions are currently closed and our events are post-poned due to the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic.  However we’re pleased to announce a programme of online commissions, film screenings, and support for artists during this time – below.

Please check back soon for re-opening news for our campus gallery, displays and loans.


still from a film. an abstract image with black line and blue lines

COVID Commissions
Spring-Autumn 2020

Six new commissions with our key partners, supporting artists to capture contemporary experiences during the pandemic.

Image: Parham Ghalamdar, Birds or Borders, 2020. Still from digital video

Eileen Simpson and Ben White, Everything I Have Is Yours. Image: Jules Lister, 2019 (cc) by-sa 4.0. Image courtesy of the artists.

Online Screenings
Spring-Autumn 2020

Sharing film and vide works from our collection to view online, including online launches with our partners & co-commissioners.

Image: Open Music Archive, Everything I Have Is Yours (2019). Still from digital video

Spring Micro-commissions
July-Aug 2020

Five artists from, living, or working in Salford have been commissioned to make new content, in response to our Collection.

Image: Heather Glazzard, Unexpected Salford (2020) Digital zine.

A hand holding an outline of a red square, which is being held on a map.

Chris Paul Daniels & Sam Meech, One Square Mile, 2016. Still from video. Courtesy the artists.

Studio Visits
Spring-Summer 2020

Bookable slots for artists in the region to have online studio visits with our curatorial team.

Image: Chris Paul Daniels and Sam Meech, One Square Mile (2016) Still from digital video.