By Hand: the shop
Launched in October 2013, this new gallery space showcases handmade work by independent artists and craftspeople. This is an opportunity to buy that special gift, or to treat yourself.
Original artwork, limited edition prints, and locally made crafts are offered for sale at affordable prices. The gallery space will change every six months and features work by designers from the local area, and further afield.
Until January, we are running a temporary selling exhibition at Ordsall Hall, so that visitors can purchase unique gifts in the run up to Christmas.
We are accepting applications on an ongoing basis and will review applications every 6 months. You can apply by downloading the application from via our related downloads.
20:20 Vision: An installation to celebrate 20 years of Start in Salford
Saturday 23 November 2013 to Sunday 23 March 2014
Start in Salford will be marking its 20th anniversary in 2013; in order to celebrate its success and the work achieved by its members, they have created a unique exhibition of their work over the years.
Start in Salford is a creative arts and wellbeing centre and its mission is to promote emotional wellbeing and recovery by providing creative arts-based activities and training opportunities for who are, or may be at risk of experiencing mental health difficulties or social exclusion.
A contemporary exhibition which includes projected artworks, wall graphics, interactives, member's personal journeys, film and music. This exhibition is as diverse, interesting and moving as the people that benefit from Start in Salford.
Salford Museum and Art Gallery have worked in partnership with Start over the years and we are delighted to be hosting their 20th anniversary celebratory exhibition.
Where the Needles Passes... Sarah Greaves
Saturday 14 September 2013 to Sunday 26 January 2014
This is the first exhibition to bring together Sarah's 'Embroidered Graffiti' and her 2013 Arts Council funded project 'Armenian Threads'. Her extraordinary practice of embroidering into solid objects is both beautiful and insightful.
Domestic objects tell personal stories, whilst ancient Armenian imagery becomes a lens through which to view history and identity.
Please note this exhibition has been extended by two weeks.
Own original art
Please visit the museum to see the exhibition pieces that are for sale.
Interested in embroidery?
Darn that Picasso - an event hosted by the Working Class Movement Library. Please visit their website for further information about this event.
Harold Riley: Salford 1947 to 2012
Saturday 4 May 2013 to Sunday 23 February 2014
Harold Riley has dedicated much of his career to capturing the everyday street life in Salford.
This exhibition is a mini retrospective of these works including oils, watercolours and drawings. Growing up in Salford, Riley has seen many changes within the city. He and LS Lowry recorded the lives of working people during the 1960s. Some of these drawings will feature in the show.
This exhibition places Riley's work of his home city next to a selection of portraits of some of the people important to him.
- Visit the The Riley Archive website for more work by Harold Riley.
- Press Release for Harold Riley's exhibition at Salford Museum and Art Gallery.
Relax amidst the splendor of our Victorian Gallery and admire the paintings, pottery and fine art. See our community tours page for information on the tours available surrounding the Victorian Gallery.
Please note that the Victorian Gallery is closed from Sunday 8 September until Saturday 7 December 2013 due to decorating the gallery and re-hanging of our Victorian artworks.
Come and see the Pilkington's collection in all its glory in our North Gallery at Salford Museum and Art Gallery.
Salford Museum;'s Pilkington collection is the largest in the UK. It contains examples of almost every artist and most types of ware produced by the factory between 1900-1958 and the 1970s.
When the company unfortunately closed in June 2010 Salford Museum was able to acquire the Pilkington archive containing pattern books, notebooks and company documents. This important resource not only compliments the ceramic collection but also assists by placing it in its social history context.