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

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.

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

Traditional Chinese demonstrations

Wednesday 26 November, 10.00am Join Mrs Chen for her paper-cutting demonstrations.
Wednesday 26 November, 1.00pm Join Mr Chen for his stone carving demonstrations.
Saturday 29 November, 1.00pm Join artists Mr and Mrs Chen for demonstrations on traditional Chinese paper-cut and stone carving.
Saturday 6 December, 1.00pm Join artists Mr La and Consul Wang for demonstrations on traditional Chinese painting and Chinese calligraphy.
Saturday 13 December, 1.00pm Join artists Mr La and Consul Wang for demonstrations on traditional Chinese painting and Chinese calligraphy.


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'. 

View press release.

One Man's Vision

One Man's Vision, Thomas HenshawSaturday 20 September to Sunday 18 January 2015

Local charity, Henshaws Society for Blind People, was set up in 1837 as the result of a legacy left in the Will of Oldham business man, Thomas Henshaw. In 2012 the charity celebrated its 175th birthday!

This travelling exhibition has been specially curated to mark the occasion and to shown how attitudes and services for visually impaired people have changed. The first 'asylum' for blind people was set up in the late 1700s and soon similar charities emerged providing meaningful employment for those how had previously been marginalised.

This exhibition includes historical objects, specially commissioned artworks, tactile signage, handling objects, audio-description and an audio tour. It has been specifically designed with the needs of people with a visual impairment in mind, but it invites all visitors to think about visual impairment and to experience the world using a range of senses.

Visit the One Man's Vision website and view the press release.

One Man's Vision related workshops and talks

Visit our North Gallery page and see what related workshops and talks are scheduled at Salford Museum and Art Gallery!

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 LifeTimes Gallery page for our World War One talks and tours programme for 2014-15 at Salford Museum and Art Gallery.

Dress of Deep Sorrow, Ruth Fettis and Jo PalmerDress of Deep Sorrow

In the changing part of this exhibition, we are delighted to host the Dress of Deep Sorrow, an installation by Ruth Fettis and Jo Palmer.

This dress tells the story of war, loss, the sea and love letters. It is inspired by the contents of a tin belonging to Ruth's grandmother, from Amble in Northumberland. The tin was filled with old photographer, embroidered cards and a field service postcard written from the trenches during the First World War from her 'young man', her true love, who went missing in action. Like millions of others he never returned home.

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