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

Made in Eccles

Sense of PlaceSaturday 14 February 2015 to Sunday 19 April 2015

Photography students from Eccles Sixth Form Centre have worked on the theme 'A sense of place' for this special exhibition.

The first time this work has been exhibited outside the college walls, this is a rare opportunity to see these images which reflect both Salford and Manchester.

Visit the Eccles Sixth Form Centre website.

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.

Support the exhibition!

Please help support the exhibition and buy a raffle ticket. The closing date for buying your ticket is Sunday 15 March. Tickets can be bought from the reception at Salford Museum and Art Gallery for your chance to wine some fabulous prizes!

View press release.

Immortal Love from Shanghai 剪韻墨緣

展覽期間:由二零一四年十一月十五日至二零一五年三月十五日
索爾福德博物藝術館首次舉辦傅統中國藝術展覽,特別邀請上海藝術家陳軍及陳偉展出水墨畫,雕刻圖章及剪紙工藝,工筆畫藝術作品
這次的藝術活動得到華人藝術協會羅主席的大力支持,所有展覽作品會提供中英對照,更有藝術家的親自示範表演,同時與大家慶祝二零一五年的中國農曆羊年
SALFORD MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY 感到非常榮幸舉辦此次展覽交流中英藝術
二零一四年十一月十五日,星期六,中午十二時半至三時半,準備了醒獅助興,中國傅統舞蹈表演,更安排曼城唐人街皇城酒樓提供中式小食
傅統中式藝術示範活動
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
由上海藝術家,羅主席親自主持示範及解答書法,中國畫,中國剪紙,圖章等藝術文化活動

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

Want to know more about World War One?

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.

You can also visit our 'Salford Remembers' WW1 website dedicated to the World War One Centenary.