You Belong Here:
Artists Rediscovering Salford’s Green Spaces
15 July – 28th November 2021
Drop in visits & pre-bookings now both available:
From Tuesday 7 September the Museum have removed the requirement for pre-booking and will be able to accept walk up visitors. However, there are still restrictions in areas of the museum so visitors are encouraged to pre-book online prior to their visit of they can to help us to manage numbers. All visitors are encouraged to socially distance and wear a mask if possible.
You Belong Here is a new exhibition at the heart of the city-wide creative programme Rediscovering Salford, which highlights and celebrates Salford’s parks and green spaces.
The exhibition, launching at Salford Museum & Art Gallery in June 2021, presents five new artist commissions alongside original archive material, photographs and historic artworks. In collaboration with the University of Salford Art Collection, Salford based artists Jack Brown, Cheddar Gorgeous, Hilary Jack and Lizzie King have each been exploring the city since Autumn 2020, and present exciting new work in a range of media. In Peel Park, augmented reality artwork The Storm Cone by Laura Daly, produced in collaboration with University students and staff, will be available to explore on your phone or tablet. Together, they aim to share some of the city’s unique history, and offer new narratives about our local natural environments.
In addition, new digital artwork Circadian Bloom by Anna Ridler will premiere at the Museum in Autumn, sharing the themes of nature, history, and re-discovery; and in Autumn artist Lowri Evans will share a new participatory project inspired by Salford’s trees.
A programme of talks, events and online content will accompany the exhibition. Please check back regularly for new announcements!
The You Belong Here exhibition is led by the University of Salford Art Collection and Salford Museum & Art Gallery, on behalf of Salford Culture and Place Partnership. It is part of the wider Rediscovering Salford programme which is generously supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. The You Belong Here commissions are also supported by the City Mayor’s Suprema Lex commissions in 2020.
Header image: View of Peel Building from Peel Park, c1955. University of Salford Photographic Collection. University of Salford Archives & Special Collections. GB 427 USP/17/971