Swinton and District Amateur Photographic Society
Saturday 25 May 2013 to Sunday 8 September 2013
Members of Swinton and District Amateur Photographic Society have been busy since their last exhibition at Salford Museum and Art Gallery.
See a selection of the very best photographs taken by the members over the last two years on a variety of subjects including local interest, landscapes, portraits and human life.
- Swinton and District Amateur Photographic Society website.
- Press Release for the Swinton and District Amateur Photographic Society exhibition.
The club welcomes new members and meet on Monday evenings at 7.30pm at The Agnes Hopkins Memorial Centre, Swinton.
Swinton and District Amateur Photographic Society exhibition visitor comments:
Best I have seen yet
This exhibition is a joy!
Salford Art Club annual exhibition 2013
Saturday 19 May 2013 to Sunday 8 September 2013
A selection of the very best art work produced by members of Salford Art Club including portraits, landscapes and still life in a variety of media.
This year society members have created works based around the theme of 'Salford urban and rural'. Salford Art Club welcomes new members and meet at Salford Museum and Art Gallery on Wednesday evenings.
- Salford Art Club website.
- Press Release for the Salford Art Club exhibition at Salford Museum and Art Gallery.
Salford Art Club exhibition visitor comments:
Excellent art work as always - very inspiring!
Great to see local landscapes
Well done - brilliant, amazing - I love it!
So very impressed - the best Saturday afternoon in ages!
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.
Harold Riley exhibition visitor comments:
We didn't know the Harold Riley exhibition was on so it was a fabulous surprise. I am a big fan of his work and it is wonderfully displayed here
It was brilliant - the best I have ever visited!
The activities for the children kept them interested and made them look at the artwork in detail - thank you
Very good - I hope to be back soon. I hope you have more of these fun days. I love the art here in Salford
Caroline Johnson: there's a rainbow in the road
Saturday 23 March 2013 to Sunday 7 July 2013
This is Caroline's first solo show in a public gallery. Her highly graphic, graceful paintings and drawings reflect both the vibrancy of recent changes, and the history of Salford and Manchester. Caroline's contemporary urban artworks investigate the hidden charm of overlooked corners, as well as giving a fresh interpretation to architectural icons.
Caroline lives in the North West where she was brought up on a post-war housing estate and drew from an early age. She attended art schools in Preston and Falmouth and the Central College of Art and Design, London.
Caroline is the official Urban Sketcher for Manchester and carries her sketchbook with her at all times. Caroline has made some sketches in the area in the months leading up to the exhibition and these will be on show alongside her larger works.
There'll be workshops with the artist, too, and opportunities to meet her informally in the gallery.
- Sketching workshop with Caroline Johnson on Saturday 22 June 2013.
- Press Release for Caroline Johnson's exhibition at Salford Museum and Art Gallery.
Caroline Johnson's exhibition visitor comments:
Great to see so many beautiful positive images of Salford and Manchester. Lovely, lively mix of colours and details, and past memories together with future hopes!
Caroline's exhibition is fantastic and well presented - thank you!
Fabulous body of work - really uplifting, thank you!
Wonderful exhibit. So fresh, so confident. I'm an illustrator and moved here a year ago and fallen in love with the city as much as you (Caroline) have. Thank you!
Very impressed - liked the mix of music and art
I really love art in school. I came here and I really love your art, they are amazing! Thank you for sharing your talent at this exhibition, you've shown me how wonderful art is
Mind blowing brilliant!
Yemeni Roots, Salford Lives
Saturday 15 December 2012 to Sunday 30 June 2013
Yemeni Roots, Salford Lives is a Heritage Lottery funded project that has recorded the history of the Yemeni community in Eccles from 1950 to the present day.
This exhibition brings together the stories, memories and photographs collected as part of the project, alongside objects lent by the community.
The project has been run in partnership between the Yemeni Community Association, the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust and the University of Salford.
Yemeni Roots exhibition visitor comments:
Interesting and good idea to educate people about their cultures
I knew nothing about the Yemeni Community in Eccles - interesting!