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A Tree CelebrationA Tree Celebration

Saturday 9 November 2019 to Sunday 22 March 2020

To mark National Tree Week (23 November to 1 December) we share with you some of the hidden treasures from our art collection that celebrate trees. National Tree Week is the UK’s largest annual tree celebration, marking the start of the winter tree planting season (November to March each year).

The Tree Council, one of the UK’s leading charities for trees, first established National Tree Week in March 1975 in response to the national replanting required after the outbreak of Dutch Elm disease. Local charity City of Trees provides lots of opportunities for you to get involved and there is a wealth of trees to be discovered in Peel Park, just behind Salford Museum & Art Gallery.

Collier Street Baths – Ian McKay

Collier Street Baths, Ian McKaySaturday 14 December 2019 to Sunday 26 April 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 provide him with the resource material to complete this series of paintings. The work offers a visual celebrations of Salford’s social history and heritage for all.