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
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!)
Head over to Salford Now to read two new articles featuring artists from the You Belong Here exhibition.
Laura Daly discusses creating her new augmented reality app The Storm Cone – including collaborating with staff and students at the University of Salford throughout the pandemic: “Collaborating with people from so many different areas of expertise and just working as a team was absolutely brilliant, it brought so much into the mix of what’s possible.” – Read more here
Hilary Jack and Lizzie King, both based in Salford, discuss some of the inspiration behind their works – which respond to and celebrate our local parks and green spaces “Peel Park was one of the first public parks where anyone could go of any class. It is a park that is for everyone, accessible to everyone. That is what really inspires me.” (Lizzie King) – Read more here
Featured image: socially-distanced brass band rehearsals at the University of Salford, for The Storm Cone artwork app. Photo by Joseph Stevenson
Our exhibition opening at the Museum has been slightly delayed due to storm damage at the building (don’t worry – staff, artworks and collections are all fine!)
While we prepare to re-open safely, you can catch up with the exhibition curators Claire Corrin (Salford Museum) and Stephanie Fletcher (University of Salford) in this new podcast, to find out more about the inspiration behind the project, and what you can expect to see in the gallery.
Commissioned by the University of Salford Art Collection and Metal, The Storm Cone is an immersive artwork by artist Laura Daly with music composed by Lucy Pankhurst, which reveals the lost bandstands in our municipal parks and explores their forgotten histories.
From February 2021, artists Lizzie, Hilary, Jack and Cheddar will be taking over our social media to share behind-the-scenes images of their works in progress! Head over to our instagram @uos_artcollection to follow the posts.
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.