Events


Join the Party!

Join us on the 16th of June for Salford Rediscovered: a celebration sprawling across the Crescent and showcasing the artists, stories, and green spaces from the city-wide Rediscovering Salford project, of which You Belong Here has been an integral part.

From 2020 – 2022, the project animated the city with new commissions, exhibitions, workshops and events. As it comes to a close, we will gather to share and celebrate with a bang across Salford Museum and Art Gallery, the University of Salford campus, and Peel Park. The event will include visual art, music, films, tours, performances and more. From an exclusive appearance of ‘Madam Mort’ as created by drag artist Cheddar Gorgeous, to mouth-watering street food from GRUB, and to family-friendly workshops, this is a party for anyone and everyone.

Join us on the 16th of June, 4pm – 10pm to celebrate the project.

Upcoming Events:

ONGOING UNTIL SUNDAY 19 JUNE                  
Leaves/Leaving by Lowri Evans

Reflecting on cycles of life, death and the act of letting go, Evans’ Leaves/Leaving asks what we can learn from nature, and what wisdom we might share with each other.

The exhibition follows a participatory public event which took place under three trees in Salford during Autumn 2021, reflecting on cycles of life, death and the act of letting go.

Free to attend at Salford Museum and Art Gallery, follow the Museums latest guidance when planning your visit.

A landscape image showing the You Belong Here exhibition installed at Salford Museum and Art Gallery. On the left, a coral pink diving wall stands, with three artworks focusing on the green spaces of Salford hung. Behind and at an angle to the coral wall, stands a deep green wall with 9 more work’s focusing on Salford’s green spaces hung. Between them on the gold toned wood floor sits a gallery bench.
Installation view: Rourke Heiss Photography

SATURDAY 28th May – 2:00 – 2:30 pm  
You Belong Here: Curator Tour

Free

Join us for an informal walk through the exhibition as we explore new work by Salford based artists Jack Brown, Cheddar Gorgeous, Hilary Jack and Lizzie King. Shown alongside archive material, photographs and historical artworks. 

Tours are free to attend and will take place in-person at the Museum, please book you free ticket through Salford Museum and Art Gallery, here 

More information & booking, click here

A landscape image showing the You Belong Here exhibition installed at Salford Museum and Art Gallery. On the left, a coral pink diving wall stands, with three artworks focusing on the green spaces of Salford hung. Behind and at an angle to the coral wall, stands a deep green wall with 9 more work’s focusing on Salford’s green spaces hung. Between them on the gold toned wood floor sits a gallery bench.
Installation view: Rourke Heiss Photography

SUNDAY 12th June – 2:00 – 3:00 pm  
Audio Described Tour of You Belong Here

Free

Join Anne Hornsby of the award-winning audio description agency Mind’s Eye to find out more about the exhibition and explore new work by Salford based artists Jack Brown, Cheddar Gorgeous, Hilary Jack and Lizzie King. Shown alongside archive material, photographs and historical artworks, the artists explored the city’s parks and green spaces and offer new narratives about our local natural environments.

There will be the opportunity to handle some items linked to the art work on display.

This tour is intended for those who are blind or sight-impaired.

Tours are free to attend and will take place in-person at the Museum.

More information, click here



Past Events:

SUNDAY 22nd MAY – 12:00 – 2:00 pm             
Nature Inspired Illustration Workshop

£15, booking recommended.

Whether you’re new to the world of illustration or looking to brush up on existing skills, our illustration workshop is the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. 

Join Caroline Coates, local illustrator and craft expert, for this workshop focusing on illustrating from nature. With Peel Park and the ‘You Belong Here’ exhibition as inspiration, we’ll be taking a look at trees, flowers and wildlife and bringing them to life on paper.  

The workshop costs £15 and advanced booking is recommended, the workshop will take place in-person at the museum. 

More information & booking, click here

A blueprint style illustration of a bandstand in white against a dark background.
(c) Laura Daly

THURSDAY 19th MAY – 6:00 –7:30 pm    
The Storm Cone: Artist Talk with Laura Daly

Free 

The Storm Cone by Laura Daly, with music composed by Lucy Pankhurst is an immersive, augmented reality artwork. It is located on the site of the original bandstand in Peel Park and experienced via a free app. The Storm Cone is a journey through music and sound that considers our relationship with the past, while charting the fading away of a brass band during the interwar years (1918 – 1939). 

Join artist Laura Daly in conversation with University of Salford Art Collection Curator Lindsay Taylor as they discuss the concept behind the work, Laura’s research and working with the university to create the final piece.  

The talk is free to attend and will take place in-person at the Museum, please book your free ticket through Salford Museum and Art Gallery, here. 

More information & booking, click here

A landscape image showing the You Belong Here exhibition installed at Salford Museum and Art Gallery. On the left, a coral pink diving wall stands, with three artworks focusing on the green spaces of Salford hung. Behind and at an angle to the coral wall, stands a deep green wall with 9 more work’s focusing on Salford’s green spaces hung. Between them on the gold toned wood floor sits a gallery bench.
Installation view: Rourke Heiss Photography

SATURDAY 23rd APRIL – 2:00 – 3:00 pm        
You Belong Here: Curator Tour with BSL interpretation

Free 

Join us for an informal walk through the exhibition as we explore new work by Salford based artists Jack Brown, Cheddar Gorgeous, Hilary Jack and Lizzie King. Shown alongside archive material, photographs and historical artworks. 

This tour will be BSL interpreted by Karl Llorca 

Tours are free to attend and will take place in-person at the Museum, please book you free ticket through Salford Museum and Art Gallery, here 

More information & booking, click here

A landscape image showing the You Belong Here exhibition installed at Salford Museum and Art Gallery. On the left, a coral pink diving wall stands, with three artworks focusing on the green spaces of Salford hung. Behind and at an angle to the coral wall, stands a deep green wall with 9 more work’s focusing on Salford’s green spaces hung. Between them on the gold toned wood floor sits a gallery bench.
Installation view: Rourke Heiss Photography

WEDNESDAY 13th APRIL – 6:00 – 6:30 pm            
You Belong Here: Curator Tour

Free

Join us for an informal walk through the exhibition as we explore new work by Salford based artists Jack Brown, Cheddar Gorgeous, Hilary Jack and Lizzie King. Shown alongside archive material, photographs and historical artworks. 

Tours are free to attend and will take place in-person at the Museum, please book you free ticket through Salford Museum and Art Gallery Here 

More information & booking, click here

 

WEDNESDAY 6th APRIL – 1:00 – 3:00 pm                
LOOK! SPRING! Drop-in Workshop, with Lowri Evans

Free, Drop-in

Join Manchester, UK, and São Paulo, Brazil based artist Lowri Evans for an exciting, unusual and memorable workshop titled LOOK! SPRING! 

 Spring has sprung, and you are welcome to drop in to draw in weird and wonderful ways with the spirit of a new start and bright colours. 

 Suitable for all ages, make art to hop home with! 

This event is free and will take place in-person at the Salford Museum and Art Gallery, please book a FREE museum visit ticket in advance.

THURSDAY 24th MARCH, 1:00 – 2:30pm                               Salford Tree Trail & You Belong Here Exhibition Tour

The event will begin with a tour of the Salford Tree Trail in Peel Park & David Lewis Playing fields, led by Salford Ranger Team. After the walk, we will visit the You Belong Here exhibition at Salford Museum & Art Gallery. Open to all Salford staff, students and local community.

Meeting point: Peel Park Keeper’s base (behind Maxwell Building)

Please note: most of this event will take place outdoors – please dress appropriately for the weather, wear grippy shoes and bring something to drink!

Free to attend – book tickets here.

Artwork by Lizzie King. An empty bench sits in a park, infront of bushes and bare trees. There is light snow on the bench and ground, and the sky is white. In the background are three figures which appear to be a family playing in the snow. The image is produced with a 'halftone' technique so appears slightly fuzzy with a reduced colour palette of mainly red and green. It is in landscape format like a postcard.

WEDNESDAY 23rd FEBRUARY, 6:00 – 7:00pm
Online Talk Rediscovering Urban Green Spaces

Convened by Alistair Small, the conversation will bring together Hilary Jack and Lizzie King – artists from the current You Belong Here: Artists Rediscovering Salford’s Green Spaces exhibition – with historian Carole O’Reilly to explore: the radical past, present and future(s) of urban parks , and the process of working with a public green space as sites of visual art production. The panel will also explore what potential roles we might envisage for public parks, particularly in mitigating the effects of the climate emergency, reflecting on land use in urban areas. 

Free to attend – book tickets here.
This event will take place online, hosted by Open Eye Gallery. 

Take part:
Leaving – A study of Autumn by Lowri Evans

Tues 9th November, 2-5pm, Eccles Recreation ground
(near the Church Street entrance)
Weds 10th Nov, 2-5pm, Ordsall Hall
(in the grounds)
Thurs 11th Nov, 2-5pm, University of Salford campus
(at the willow tree, near Newton Building)
Just drop in

Throughout late Summer and Autumn, artist Lowri Evans has been exploring the trees of Salford – meeting with enthusiasts and experts alike along the way. Reflecting on cycles of life, death, and the act of letting go, her new project Leaving asks what we can learn from nature – and what wisdom we might share with each other.

Get involved! 

You are invited to drop by and meet Lowri under three trees in Salford and let go of something – big or small, come rain or shine. These exchanges will be transformed into artworks as part of her commission for the University of Salford Art Collection and Salford Museum & Art Gallery – part of the city-wide Rediscovering Salford project.

Free, no booking necessary, suitable for all & wheelchair accessible. Hot tea served!

Please note: event will go ahead whatever the weather – unless torrential/extreme. Wrap up warm & waterproof if you plan to pop by. Check our social media for updates!

Installation view: Rourke Heiss Photography

WEDS 10th NOVEMBER – 2.00 – 2.30pm
Curator tour
Free, drop-in

Join us for an informal walk through the exhibition as we explore new work by Salford based artists Jack Brown, Cheddar Gorgeous, Hilary Jack and Lizzie King. Shown alongside archive material, photographs and historical artworks.

Tours are free to attend, just drop in during your visit. We recommend that you book general Museum visit tickets (free) as visitor capacity is limited during covid.

Book at the Salford Museum website here.

*POSTPONED*
Due to unforseen circumstances this talk is postponed.

WED 3rd NOVEMBER, 6 – 7.30pm
Artist talk: Laura Daly

The Storm Cone by Laura Daly, with music composed by Lucy Pankhurst is an immersive, augmented reality artwork. It is located on the site of the original bandstand in Peel Park and experienced via a free app. The Storm Cone is a journey through music and sound that considers our relationship with the past, while charting the fading away of a brass band during the interwar years (1918 – 1939).

Join artist Laura Daly in conversation with University of Salford Art Collection Curator Lindsay Taylor as they discuss the concept behind the work, Laura’s research and working with the university to create the final piece.

Free to attend – book tickets here.
The talk will take place in-person at the Museum and will also be available online. Numbers will be limited to allow for social distancing.


WED 20th OCTOBER, 6 – 7.30pm
Artist talk: On Nature and Time – Anna Ridler in conversation with Georgia Ward Dyer & special guests

We are delighted to welcome artist Anna Ridler alongside writer/curator Georgia Ward Dyer and RHS Bridgewater gardener and Doctor of pomology Sylvia Travers to discuss the notion of keeping time and forms of intelligence in the natural world.

Anna works with AI (artificial intelligence) to explore the ways in which we understand, categorise and interpret the world around us. She will be displaying new work Circadian Bloom in the café area of the Museum.

Free to attend – book tickets here.
The talk will take place in-person at the Museum and will also be available online. Numbers will be limited to allow for social distancing.


Installation view: Rourke Heiss Photography

WEDS 13th OCTOBER – 2.00 – 2.30pm
Curator tour
Free, drop-in

Join us for an informal walk through the exhibition as we explore new work by Salford based artists Jack Brown, Cheddar Gorgeous, Hilary Jack and Lizzie King. Shown alongside archive material, photographs and historical artworks.

Tours are free to attend, just drop in during your visit. We recommend that you book general Museum visit tickets (free) as visitor capacity is limited during covid.

Book at the Salford Museum website here.


WED 6th OCTOBER, 6 – 7.30pm
Artist talk: Cheddar Gorgeous & collaborators

Join drag artist Cheddar Gorgeous and collaborators Liquorice Black and Natalie Linney for an informal panel discussion led by local artist, writer and curator Greg Thorpe, as they discuss Cheddar’s commission for You Belong Here. Bringing together drag, fashion, textile design, local heritage, nature – and ghost stories!

Free to attend – book tickets here.
The talk will take place in-person at the Museum and will also be available online. Numbers will be limited to allow for social distancing.

Hilary Jack, Unsettled Ground (2021) Mixed media installation. Image credit: Rourke Heiss Photography

WED 29th SEPTEMBER, 6 – 7.30pm
Artist talk: Hilary Jack

Hilary Jack joins us to give us an insight into her practice and to discuss her latest commission for the exhibition.

Hilary Jack is a co-founder and director of Paradise Works, an artist-led studio community in Salford. Her work is often a response to a particular location and socio-political aspects of our everyday lives. For You Belong Here Hilary has created a series of sculptural birdboxes based on the local architecture of the past and present.

Hilary will be in-conversation with Lindsay Taylor, Curator, University of Salford Art Collection.

Free to attend – book tickets here.
The talk will take place in-person at the Museum and will also be available online. Numbers will be limited to allow for social distancing.


Installation view: Rourke Heiss Photography

WEDS 15th SEPTEMBER – 2.00 – 2.30pm
Curator tour
Free, drop-in

Join us for an informal walk through the exhibition as we explore new work by Salford based artists Jack Brown, Cheddar Gorgeous, Hilary Jack and Lizzie King. Shown alongside archive material, photographs and historical artworks.

Tours are free to attend, just drop in during your visit. We recommend that you book general Museum visit tickets (free) as visitor capacity is limited during covid.

Book at the Salford Museum website here.

a hand with a pen, writing on postcards, on a sunny day

WEDS 25TH AUGUST – 12.00 – 2.30
Family Friendly Workshop

Postcards from Salford: our green map

Inspired by our exhibition, join artist Caroline Coates to create your own postcard – and  add to a map of ‘green Salford’ – what’s your favourite green space in Salford and why?

Booking: Free to attend. Book general visitor tickets for Salford Museum here, then drop-in to the workshop during your visit.

a red square with a white line drawing of a park bench

WED 11TH AUGUST – 11.30 – 1.30
Family Friendly Workshop

Lizzie King: Virtual meet-the-artist & postcard workshop

At Salford Museum, join artist  Lizzie King digitally via video, for this family workshop inspired by her work in the exhibition. Ask the artist questions and find out more about her work, then create your own park-inspired postcards using mono-printing techniques.

Booking: Free to attend. Book general visitor tickets for Salford Museum here, then drop-in to the workshop during your visit.


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