Events programme continues: contemporary art, heritage, gardening, brass bands and more!

An image showing Anna Ridler’s Circadian Bloom installed outdoors in Athens. Three screens, showing images of flowers installed in a triangle formation among trees and stones. The left hand image contains an orange flower, the centre image is largely obscured by greenery, and the right hand image shows two yellow flowers.

We are delighted to return to in-person events at Salford Museum & Art Gallery, offering a programme of talks and tours.

Visit the events page for full listings. Upcoming highlights include an ‘in conversation’ event between digital artist Anna Ridler, writer/curator Georgia Ward-Dyer, and RHS Bridgewater gardener Sylvia Travers.

If you can’t make it in person, all of our talks will be livestreamed on the Salford Museum Facebook page – plus recordings will be made available online later in the year.

Image: Circadian Bloom, Anna Ridler, installed in Athens – photo by Stelios Tzetzias

Share with us: Your favourite tree in Salford

A yellow leaf floats on a river, with handwritten text on it.

Do you have a favourite tree in Salford? Maybe it’s a tree you have climbed up or sheltered under. Maybe you planted it. Maybe it was already hundreds of years old when you were born…

As the leaves fall in Autumn 2021, artist Lowri Evans will be getting to know the trees and the people that love them around Salford as part of a new project for the University of Salford Art Collection in collaboration with Salford Museum & Art Gallery.

This project will pay attention to the cycles of nature, life death and life again, and how we can learn from trees and apply it to our personal lives. Seeing life decay and nourish new life again.

Share your favourite tree with us – post your images, stories or memories on social media using the hashtag #SalfordTrees  (on Twitter and Instagram) and tagging Lowri at @LowriEvans on Twitter or @thelowri on Instagram. (On Facebook, just post your image in our comments!)

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Welcome to You Belong Here: Artists Rediscovering Salford’s green spaces

A historic black and white photograph of Peel Park and Peel Building in Salford, England. In the foreground and midground are shrubs and trees filled with leaves. To the left of the image is Salford Museum and Art Gallery, and to the right is Peel Building, a large red brick building with many windows, some overlooking the park.

The University of Salford Art Collection and Salford Museum & Art Gallery have commissioned four Salford-based artists Jack Brown, Cheddar Gorgeous, Hilary Jack and Lizzie King to make work for You Belong Here: Artists Rediscovering Salford’s Green Spaces, a new exhibition and events programme.

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