The University of Salford, Manchester

University of Salford. Photo © University of Salford
University of Salford. Photo © University of Salford

The University of Salford
The Crescent, Salford
Lancashire M5 4WT

The University of Salford holds over 600 works in its permanent collection, which is stored and displayed on campus for the benefit of students, staff, alumni and the public; as well as being made available for loans to museums and galleries both in the UK and internationally.

The collection, which began in the late 1960s, mainly consists of post-war British painting, print and photography, including examples by L.S.Lowry, Patrick Caulfield, David Hockney, Victor Pasmore, John Piper, Gavin Turk, Gary Hume, Damien Hirst and Gilbert & George.

A growing number of digital and media artworks, including work by Mark Leckey, Christian Marclay, Sam Taylor-Wood and Thomson & Craighead, celebrates our unique position as part of the UK’s leading digital and media hub at MediaCityUK.

Highlights from the New Collection of Chinese Contemporary Art – a unique partnership with the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art – include sculpture by Han Feng, photography by Ningde Wang, and film by Cao Fei.

Currently without a permanent gallery space, the University of Salford takes an innovative approach in developing the collection and exhibition programmes, placing emphasis on partnership working and co-commissioning. Recent partnerships include Asia Triennial Manchester 2014, HOME, Manchester, Islington Mill, Salford and Quays Culture.

The collection was awarded Arts Council Museum Accreditation in 2012.


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