Do you have a famous Harold Riley sketch?

Salford Museum and Art Gallery are collaborating with Harold Riley’s family to honour the late artist’s life with a range of exhibitions, including painting, drawing, digital fusions, and photography.

As part of the range of exhibitions ‘Every Line is Me: A celebration of Harold Riley’ we will be creating a digital legacy exhibition which will showcase a range of Harold’s work along with personal sketches that he gifted people while out and about.

These were often drawn on anything he could get his hands on whether that be a scrap of paper, a receipt or a napkin. Giving these little sketches were an expression of Harold’s human connection with the public and his family believe that these sketches tell a big part of his story.

The museum is appealing to the public to send copies of any original Harold Riley sketches to create an accessible digital legacy of his dedication to drawing.

The legacy exhibition will be featured on the museum’s website and continuously added to throughout 2024, to celebrate Harold and the way he touched so many people across the world.

If you have a sketch or story to share, please send copies to

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