The University of Salford has a small but well focused fine art collection. The works are principally by British artists, with a smaller number by artists of international repute. There are several paintings by artists of the Northern School, with one work by L. S. Lowry, examples of works by Adolphe Valette and Walter Kershaw, and a large number of paintings by Harold Riley. The University is actively collecting fine art. Recent additions include work by visual artist and composer Christian Marclay and a major gift of paintings and prints by South African-born artist Albert Adams. The collections are used for the benefit of staff and students, feature in temporary exhibitions and public spaces around the University campus, and can be seen by groups or individuals by appointment with the Collections Curator. A new gallery space for the display of the collections, touring exhibitions and student work will open in the new Arts Building, which is scheduled to open in 2015. Highlights of the oil painting collection include L. S. Lowry’s ‘"Narcia" Fitting-Out at the Tyne’, Albert Adams’s portrait of Siegbert Eick and Harold Riley’s ‘Peel Park’.
University of Salford
The Crescent, Salford, Greater Manchester M5 4WT England
0161 295 5000http://www.arts.salford.ac.uk/
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