Our Latest exhibition with Gwen Riley Jones & Salford Youth Council PLUS a sneak peak at what else we have coming up 👀
Photograph by Amber, member of Salford Youth Council, with Gwen Riley Jones.
Welcome to our first newsletter of 2023! We started the year in full swing - launching our new touring exhibition by alumnus Craig Easton in Liverpool. At the end of the month we open a new exhibition by local young people who have worked with Gwen Riley Jones, our Socially Engaged Photographer in Residence. We’re also delighted to announce the appointment of Mishka Henner as our new Artist in Residence with Energy House 2.0.
All of these projects have been made possible in some way by our partnership with Open Eye Gallery – along with Friends of Energy House 2, Salford Youth Council and the National Heritage Lottery Fund. We have lots of exciting plans for the rest of 2023 with other partners from across the Northwest and further afield. Watch this space!
Exhibition Coming Soon: Some Days I Feel Triangle
Gwen Riley Jones & Salford Youth Council with the University of Salford Art Collection
New Adelphi Exhibition Gallery
Wednesday 1st February - Friday 28th April 2023
Preview: 5:40 - 7:30 pm, Tuesday 31st January 2023
An exhibition exploring positive social action, health and wellbeing through art and photography
How can art be a catalyst for social change? During her 12-month residency with the University of Salford Art Collection, socially-engaged photographer Gwen Riley Jones worked closely with Salford Youth Council to explore art, creativity, and positive social action.
The gallery display includes selected artworks from the University of Salford Art Collection, which inspired their journey and conversations together – using art for ‘thinking, talking, looking, sharing and debating’. Alongside are stories and images from the group’s projects – along with prompts, cards, badges and stickers for visitors to take away.
Join us on Tuesday 31st Jan 5:30 - 7:30pm for the exhibition launch
Refreshments provided plus the opportunity to make your own badges!
For accessibility information and how to find the New Adelphi Exhibition Gallery, click here.
Find out more about the exhibition and Gwen Riley Jones' time as Socially Engaged Photographer in Residence with the Collection, here.
The socially-engaged artist in residence project is a pilot project delivered by the University of Salford in collaboration with Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, and with the support of Salford City Council’s youth service.
Exhibition: Craig Easton: Is Anybody Listening? at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool
Dates: 13 January – 26 February 2023
Open 10am – 5pm, Tuesday – Sunday
Craig Easton: Is Anybody Listening? is now on display at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool. The exhibition features two award-winning projects: Thatcher’s Children and Bank Top, for which Easton won Sony World Photographer of the year 2021. These projects explore identity, community and tackling stereotypes, examining the intergenerational nature of poverty and economic hardship as well as the representation & misrepresentation of northern communities.
Presented by the University of Salford Art Collection, the exhibition is set to tour across the Northwest, accompanied by an engagement programme to empower young people, Our Time, Our Place.
Read more about Craig Easton: Is Anybody Listening? Our Time, Our Place, here.
Is Anybody Listening? Our Time, Our Place is presented by the University of Salford and generously supported by the National Heritage Lottery Fund.
New Artist-in-Residence - Mishka Henner
Following an open call in late 2022, we are delighted to announce Mishka Henner as our new artist-in-residence at Energy House 2.0 – a unique energy research facility at the University of Salford. Mishka will work with the team for 18 months to explore the latest innovations in net zero research, energy efficiency, and the future of housing.
A second residency opportunity, in partnership with Castlefield Gallery, will be open for applications in Spring 2023.
Image: Mishka Henner Cedar Point Oil Field, Harris County, Texas, 2013-14. Image courtesy the Artist and Carroll/Fletcher.
Green Impact Awards
We are delighted to announce that for the 21-22 cycle of Green Impact, the University of Salford Art Collection team received a platinum award for its environment & sustainability efforts. Green Impact is the United Nations' award-winning programme for environmentally and socially sustainable practice within organisations.
In addition to the overall platinum award, the team also received two special awards. These included the 'Innovation for Engagement' award for the ongoing commitment to sustainability throughout our programming. And secondly, Socially Engaged Photographer in Residence, Gwen Riley Jones was the recipient of the 'Sustainability Hero' award for her outstanding work with the young people from Action for Conservation and the RHS.
This is the first year the Art Collection team has participated in the Green Impact programme and we are pleased to have been recognised in this way. With thanks to our Team Assistant, Rowan, for being our team's Green Champion.
Is Anybody Listening? Our Time, Our Place, Evaluator (Freelance)
Deadline: 3 February 2023
A new freelance opportunity, working with the Craig Easton: Is Anybody Listening? Our Time, Our Place project team as an evaluator is now accepting applications.
For all of the details of the role, how to apply, and the full person specification please click here.
SCL Vacancy: Operations Manager - Salford Museum & Art Gallery
Deadline: 5pm, Monday 13 February 2023
An opportunity has come up for the role of Operations Manager at Salford Museum & Art Gallery. This is a key senior role, responsible for the front of house team and wider visitor experience, building maintenance, development and contracts, and all aspects of health & safety compliance.
All dates and details are accurate at time of publication but may be altered in line with the latest Covid guidelines. Please check our website for the latest details, and follow the latest safety guidance at each venue when visiting any in-person events.