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Ian McKay

Collier Street Baths – Ian McKay

Saturday 14 December 2019 to Sunday 15 November 2020

Artist Ian McKay has found the abandoned gem of Collier Street Baths a constant source of interest. The Italianate brick building is Grade II listed and was designed by Thomas Worthington who is considered one of Manchester’s greatest 19th century architects.

McKay’s artwork focuses on elements of the building’s exterior architecture reflecting its palette, beauty and splendour. His collection of drawings and colour studies completed on location provided him with the resource material to complete this series of paintings. The work offers a visual celebration of Salford’s social history and heritage for all.

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A-Z of Salford’s Collections

Langworthy Gallery
Saturday 16 March 2019 to Sunday 27 February 2022

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.