Future exhibitions

The Open [1]Salford Summer Show: The Open [1]

Saturday 21 July to Sunday 11 November 2018

Call for entries for the first Salford Open!

As part of our Royal Academy 250 celebrations, we are launching an exciting opportunity open to all artists living, working, studying or were born in Salford to show their work as part of this exhibition.

All work will be selected on merit and can be in any medium. There will also be a selection of prizes. Find out more.

This exhibition will be on display in the North and Bluestairs Gallery.


Paul ForrestWhat's In Focus?

Saturday 17 November 2018 to Sunday 10 February 2019

A celebration of photography student work from the Pendleton Centre of Salford City College.

Students from a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds take inspiration from the surrounding area and people they live and work with. With the introduction of darkroom facilities at the college, the students have embraced working with film and traditional techniques.

This exhibition presents the very best film based, digital and instant photography.

Image credit: © Joe Forrest


They Sleep detail, Emma LloydBeyond the Linear: Emma Lloyd

Saturday 8 December 2018 to Sunday 28 April 2019

Emma Lloyd dissects, reforms and translates language, pushing it beyond its constraints and reconfigures it, challenging its structural boundaries.

Through installation, sculpture and printmaking, Emma explores the cognitive properties of sight, the shift between looking and reading, questioning not only what we see but how we interpret it.