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Thursday 15 July 2021 to Sunday 19 June 2022

You Belong Here is 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 present exciting new work in a range of media 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, is also 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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Curator Tours

Date | Time: Wednesday 13 April, 6:00 – 6:30pm & Saturday 28 May 2022, 2:00 – 2:30pm
Cost: FREE, booking required

Join us for a walk through the exhibition as we explore new work by Salford based artists Jack Brown, Cheddar Gorgeous, Hilary Jack and Lizzie King.

Shown alongside archive material, photographs and historical artworks, the artists explored the city’s parks and green spaces and offer new narratives about our local natural environments.

Curator Tours

Date | Time: Wednesday 13 October & 10 November 2021, 2:00 – 2:30pm
Cost: FREE, drop-in, but we recommend booking your visit to the Museum

Join us for a walk through the exhibition as we explore new work by Salford based artists Jack Brown, Cheddar Gorgeous, Hilary Jack and Lizzie King.

Shown alongside archive material, photographs and historical artworks, the artists have been exploring the city’s parks and green spaces and offer new narratives about our local natural environments.


You Belong Here: Artist Talk with Hilary Jack

Date | Time: Wednesday 29 September 2021, 6:00 – 7:30pm
Cost: FREE, booking required

We’re delighted to welcome artist Hilary Jack to Salford Museum & Art Gallery. Hilary joins us to give us an insight into her practice and to discuss her latest commission for You Belong Here.

Hilary will be in conversation with Lindsay Taylor, Curator, University of Salford Art Collection.

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You Belong Here: Cheddar Gorgeous with Liquorice Black and Natalie Linney

Date | Time: Wednesday 6 October 2021, 6:00 – 7:30pm
Cost: FREE, booking required

Join drag artist Cheddar Gorgeous and some of their collaborators for an informal panel discussion about the commission for You Belong Here.

Cheddar uses makeup, costume and performance to create living spectacles and tell stories inspired by everything from historical figures to environmental issues.

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On Nature and Time: Artist Talk with Anna Ridler

Date | Time: Wednesday 20 October 2021, 6:00 – 7:30pm
Cost: FREE, booking required

We are delighted to welcome artist Anna Ridler alongside writer Georgia Ward Dyer and other guests to discuss the notion of keeping time and forms of intelligence in the natural world.

Anna works with AI (artificial intelligence) to explore the ways in which we understand, categorise and interpret the world around us. She will be displaying new work Circadian Bloom in the café area of the Museum.

Circadian Bloom is commissioned by University of Salford Art Collection.

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