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A-Z of Salford’s Collections

Langworthy Gallery
Saturday 16 March 2019 to Sunday 1 May 2022

Head of an ape

Follow the alphabet through Salford’s collections as we take you on a journey from an aeroplane to a zither.

Each section of the collection has been explored to share some intriguing items; from paintings and decorative art, to costume and social history.

We updated the display in March 2020 and the exhibition will continue throughout 2021. Some favourites such as the Buddha and the doll’s house have returned alongside new objects and artworks to showcase the collection.

A Trip down Memory Lane: Photographs by George Shepherd

Thursday 15 July to Sunday 14 November 2021

Forgotten photographs of Salford’s past have been rediscovered and shown together for the first time in this exhibition.

Taken in the 1960s by local lad George Shepherd, they capture a vibrant northern town showing parts of Eccles, Salford and Manchester. Saved by the photographer’s daughter over 50 years later, they reveal people at work, rest and play, including Silcock’s Travelling Fair, house parties and Eccles Carnival. Will you recognise anyone in these photos?

You Belong Here:
Artists Rediscovering Salford’s Green Spaces

Thursday 15 July to Sunday 28 November 2021

Lizzie King

You Belong Here is a new exhibition at the heart of a city-wide creative programme Rediscovering Salford, which highlights and celebrates Salford’s parks and green spaces.

Salford based artists Jack Brown, Cheddar Gorgeous, Hilary Jack and Lizzie King have each been exploring the city and will present exciting new work in a range of media that will be displayed alongside original archive material, photographs and historic artworks of Salford. In Peel Park, augmented reality artwork The Storm Cone by Laura Daly, produced in collaboration with University students and staff, will also be available to explore on your phone or tablet. Together, they aim to share some of the city’s unique history, and offer new narratives about our local natural environments.

You Belong Here is led by the University of Salford Art Collection and Salford Museum & Art Gallery, on behalf of Salford Culture and Place Partnership. It is part of the wider Rediscovering Salford programme which is generously supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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The Open [2]

Tuesday 3 August to Sunday 31 October 2021 (online exhibition)

Artists of any age who live, work, study, or were born in Salford come together to exhibit in the Open [2] exhibition.

We were disappointed not to be able to host the exhibition as planned, but we are excited that The Open [2] is online, our first fully digital exhibition. We hope to resume the physical Open [3] in 2022.

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