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.