World War One exhibition at Salford Museum and Art Gallery

Salford Museum and Art Gallery presents an exciting programme of permanent displays and changing exhibitions. From contemporary art to local history interest, textiles to photography, community exhibitions and local artists, there is something for everyone!

Our permanent exhibitions include our spectacular Victorian Gallery, beautiful Pilkington's Gallery and our selling gallery, By Hand: the shop

Salford Art Club Annual Exhibition 2015

Jayne GosnallSaturday 24 January 2015 to Sunday 26 April 2015

A popular yearly event for visitors, the annual Salford Art Club exhibition will present the very best works produced by members.

A mixture of landscape, portrait and still life are shown in a variety of media.

Salford Art Club have previously exhibited at Salford Museum and At Gallery, see our Past exhibitions page for further information.

Visit the Salford Art Club website.

Immortal Love from Shanghai

WatercolourSaturday 15 November 2014 to Sunday 15 March 2015

This exciting exhibition is a rare opportunity to see traditional Chinese art brought over especially from Shanghai for visitors of Salford.

Highly respected artists Mr and Mrs Chen have been working with The Chinese Arts Association and leaders from Manchester's China Town to curate the beautiful works you will see. Traditional Chinese skills are used including paper-cut to show the history and development of the Chinese Dragon; detailed Chinese paintings to show symbols of wealth, love and friendship; stone carving for wax seals t show the historical importance of these; and traditional Chinese watercolour paintings to show the beauty of the landscape in China. The artworks explore Chinese culture and traditions, exhibited alongside archive materials from The Chinese Arts Association to illustrate the development of Manchester's China Town.

This dual language exhibition will inspire and engage visitors with demonstrations, workshops, special events and opportunities to meet the artists. There will be a special opening event and a celebration for Chinese New Year in February 2015. This is the first time this work has been exhibited in the UK and Salford Museum and Art Gallery are honoured to host the show.

View press release.

Immortal Love from Shanghai 剪韻墨緣

活動日期: 二零一四年十一月廿十九日,十二月六日以及十二月十三日,下午一時至三時

Selection from the Collection

John Frederick Herring I, 1853Saturday 18 October 2014 to Sunday 8 February 2015

As 2014 is the Chinese year of the horse, which will be going into the year of the sheep (also known as the goat or ram) in February 2015, we are delving into the museums collections to see what we can find featuring these animals to help celebrate Chinese New Year and to run alongside our exhibition of traditional Chinese art 'Immortal Love from Shanghai'.

This exhibition will also run alongside our exhibition of traditional Chinese art 'Immortal Love from Shanghai'. 

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100 Years Ago: Salford at War

Langworthy Road Military Hospital

Saturday 15 March 2014 to Sunday 15 November 2015

'100 Years Ago: Salford at War', helps uncover some of Salford's unique stories from World War One.

This exhibition focuses on local characters, including the Broughton poet, Winifred Mabel Letts, Billy Unsworth, a solider from Ordsall, Albert Batty, who served in an ambulance unit and Dr James Niven, who helped fight the Spanish Flu pandemic.

Find out more about the 100 Years Ago: Salford at War exhibition

World War One talks and tours programme

See our WW1 website for our 2015 World War One talks and tours programme at Salford Museum and Art Gallery and Ordsall Hall.