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A Trip down Memory Lane: Photograph by George Shepherd

Saturday 29 May to Sunday 19 September 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

Lizzie King

Saturday 29 May to Sunday 28 November 2021

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]

Dates TBC

This is an opportunity for artists of any age who live, work, study, or were born in Salford 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 going online and we will be open for submissions soon. We hope to resume the physical Open [3] in 2022.