Exhibitions

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 2016

Washing Line, Carol ParkesSaturday 23rd January 2016 to Sunday 17th April 2016

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. 

Visit Salford Art Club's website.

Did you know that Salford Art Club meet on Wednesday evenings at Salford Museum and Art Gallery?

Join the club from 5.45pm to 7.45pm for drawing, painting, demonstrations, talks and exhibitions. For further enquiries please call 0161 950 5019 or email mail@salfordartclub.co.uk or kendovid@ntlworld.com.

Turn Sideways in the Wind: Ciara Leeming

Ciara LeemingSaturday 12th December 2015 to Sunday 24th April 2016

Over the past decade, Britain has become home to sizeable communities of Romani people from central and Eastern Europe.

Turn Sideways in the Wind tells the stories of young Roma adults who have made their lives in Salford and Manchester, in their own words. With documentary photgraphy by Ciara Leeming.

Roma Folk Music Recital by Michael Cretu

Saturday 30th January, 1.30pm

To coincide with 'Turn Sideways in the Wind', Michael Cretu, a musician of Romanian Roma heritage will lead a musical event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. For further information about this event click here.

One of Michael Cretu's solo contemporary pieces can be seen here: 

Culture, Barricades and Badges:
Paintings (1980-2015) by John Sculley

Painting, John SculleySaturday 14th November 2015 to Sunday 21st February 2016

This is the first retrospective exhibition by the prize-winning painter, John Sculley. The exhibition includes works illustrating the social and political unrest of the 1980s, the humour of family life, the passion of football, as well as the artist's on-going admiration for the performing arts - music, dance, drama and circus.

Accompanying the exhibition is a collection of emblems and badges which as well as complimenting the paintings, offer a unique insight into the social and political history of the last 40 years.

View the press release.

The artist will also be hosting talks, tours and workshops throughout his exhibition, view related events.

100 Years Ago: Salford at War

Saturday 15th March 2014 to Sunday 6th March 2016

Langworthy Road Military Hospital

'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.

View the press release

Want to know more about World War One?

Download our learning activities pack via our World War One Centenary website and think more deeply about some of the issues involved. The pack can be used without visiting the exhibition but it can also be used to accompany a visit and help young people gain more insight as they view the resources on display.

Take a look at our Salford Remembers booklet for an overview of some Salford stories during WW1 including work going on to commemorate the four year centenary and how you can get involved.

Visit our 'Salford Remembers' WW1 website for details of our up and coming events, details of how you can get involved and much more dedicated to the World War One Centenary.