HOME   ARCHIVE   GALLERY   SHOP   ABOUT US      
 

 
SALFORD ARTISTS SHOW BREADTH OF CREATIVITY AT SALFORD MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY SUMMER SHOW
 

Star date: 29th July 2018

SALFORD SUMMER SHOW SEES SCULPTURES, PHOTOS, PAINTINGS, PRINTS AND MORE

Almost two hundred works by artists who live, work, study or were born in Salford are currently on display in the Salford Art Gallery and Museum first Open Exhibition, titled the Salford Summer Show.

The exhibition is part of the Royal Academy Takeover, and is inspired by the RA's annual Summer Exhibition. The selected works show the incredible breadth of talent in the city with abstracts, portraits, landscapes, sculptures, pop art, photos, textiles, videos and way more. Not to be missed!

Full details here...


Salford Summer Show Salford Summer Show Salford Summer Show
Salford Summer Show Salford Summer Show Salford Summer Show
Salford Summer Show Salford Summer Show Salford Summer Show
Salford Summer Show Salford Summer Show Salford Summer Show
Salford Summer Show Salford Summer Show Salford Summer Show
Salford Summer Show Salford Summer Show Salford Summer Show
Salford Summer Show Salford Summer Show
click image to enlarge

Sometimes, walking through the galleries of the Salford Museum and Art Gallery, showing endless classical portraits, landscapes and biblical scenes, can leave you in awe of the big name talent but, how shall we say, er, unexcited. Very, very unexcited.

This month, however, has seen the start of something more seminal, the first ever Open Exhibition [1], part of the Salford Royal Academy Takeover and inspired by the RA's annual Summer Exhibition.

The Salford Summer Show was open to all artists, designers, sculptors, photographers and craft makers who live, work, study or were born in Salford, and almost two hundred works have been selected and are on show, sprawling over the North and Blue galleries until 11th November.

It's an incredible exhibition that incorporates every conceivable style and shows the breadth of talent of the city's artists – from a series of surreal stilettos, to pop art, op art, abstracts, sculptures, textiles, photos and videos, as well as the standard portraits, landscapes and scenes of old Salford.

Indeed, the walls and cases are plastered with so many contrasting forms and artistic genres that it's all quite unsettling, in the best way possible. From the eye-popping to the restrained and realistic, all these works make up a whole monster of a show that depicts the good, the bad, the ugly, the beautiful, the disturbed and the stunning creative psyche of a city.

From well known artists to the unknown; from young creatives to painting pensioners, everyone in the city has had an opportunity to be seen at the Salford Museum and Art Gallery, and this exhibition is hued from the cream of that crop. Too many artists to name, too many works to highlight. Everyone will find something to wow at the Salford Summer Show.

Walking through these two galleries can leave you in awe and, how shall we say, excited. Very, very excited...

Open Exhibition [1]: the Salford Summer Show runs at Salford Art Gallery and Museum until November 11th 2018

Many of the works are for sale, while visitors can vote for their favourite art to win a People's Choice prize

The exhibition is part of the Salford Royal Academy Takeover, a celebration of 250 years of the RA. The Takeover shows also run at The Lowry and Ordsall Hall, as well as at Salford Art Gallery and Museum, and feature works by Royal Academicians including Lowry, Dring, Riviera, Burne-Jones, Frink, Hockney and Nash.

For full details and opening times of both exhibitions see the Salford Art Gallery and Museum website – click here

Also see previous Salford Star article on Matt Carroll's 'pig' Trump being exhibited at the Salford Summer Show – click here


Review by Stephen Kingston

Joe wrote
at 15:14:07 on 30 July 2018
I would of entered a piece of work for this if I had known about it I never seen it advertised anywhere looks good though cheer joe coffey
 
Please enter your comment below:
 
 
 
Salford Star Hoodies
Salford Star contact
Deli Lama
advertisement
 
Contact us
phone: 07957 982960
Facebook       Twitter
 
 
Recent comments
article: £7MILLION CYCLE AND WALKING ROUTES FOR SALFORD ANNOUNCED
It is good to know we have a bolshevik commisar for cycling. What good advice does he have for people riding near tram tracks?.Per... [more]
article: HARROP FOLD HEAD SLAMS ‘PERSONAL VENDETTA’ OF SALFORD CITY COUNCIL
@Bob - he resigned not made redundant so the council would have paid him a total of £0. For some reason he seems to think he'd b... [more]
article: CLADDING AND WINDOW SAFETY SCARES AT SALFORD BLOCKS
You would think by now, the residents would have had the good sense to work out that however much they complain, there is nothing ... [more]
article: CLADDING AND WINDOW SAFETY SCARES AT SALFORD BLOCKS
As ive said before. If the landlords in Salford are SO BAD. MOVE....... make your life netter. its called personal responsibility.... [more]
article: £7MILLION CYCLE AND WALKING ROUTES FOR SALFORD ANNOUNCED
I thought that's what pavements are for! The designated cycle lanes around higher Broughton and kersal are clearly only there to a... [more]
 
 
 
 
 
Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
 
 
 

Donate

Help the Salford Star...

all donations welcome

 
 

More articles...

£7MILLION CYCLE AND WALKING ROUTES FOR SALFORD ANNOUNCED

Star date: 20th September 2018

MONTON, SWINTON AND TRINITY WAY TO GET NEW CYCLE PATHS

Transport for Greater Manchester has announced a plan for £7.1million worth of cycle paths and walkways in Monton, Swinton and Trinity Way, with Salford City Council contributing £1.2million towards the total cost.

"The people of Greater Manchester will soon have a genuine choice in how they travel, ensuring that they and their children have a viable and attractive alternative to the car" says Chris Boardman, Greater Manchester Cycling and Walking Commissioner.

Full details here...

HARROP FOLD HEAD SLAMS ‘PERSONAL VENDETTA’ OF SALFORD CITY COUNCIL

Star date: 19th September 2018

DREW POVEY ACCUSES SALFORD COUNCIL OF 'HEAVY HANDED' 'VENDETTA'

"I'm speaking up for myself but also all the leaders who have been in touch to say the same happened to them #TakeAStand..." Drew Povey

Drew Povey, the Executive Head of Harrop Fold in Little Hulton, has resigned from his post, slamming Salford Council's "heavy handed approach" while investigating 'administrative errors' at the school and accusing it of a "personal vendetta".

In an open letter to the school's governors, Drew Povey writes that he refuses to walk away from the school with a settlement and accept a gagging clause.  So he's gone public...to #TakeAStand.

Full details here...

SALFORD BIG HEALTH DAY FOR ADULTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES

Star date: 18th September 2018

BIG HEALTH DAY AT SALFORD CITY FC

Big Health Day
Thursday 20th September 10am-2:45pm free
Salford City FC Moor Lane

This Thursday there's the 9th Annual Big Health Day for adults with learning disabilities, their carers and support staff at Salford City's ground on Moor Lane, with  workshops, activities, information stalls and mystery prizes.  

Full details here...

CLADDING AND WINDOW SAFETY SCARES AT SALFORD BLOCKS

Star date: 18th September 2018

WHY ARE PENDLETON RESIDENTS NOT BEING LISTENED TO?

"The housing provider has lost the good will of residents through their many failings and deafness when it comes to the residents' concerns..."

Windows about to fall out...dodgy cladding...secret safety reports and loads more going on at the Pendleton Together blocks near Salford Precinct.

Here, in the first of a two part feature, Graeme Langton, the suspended but elected chair of Malus Tenants and Residents' Association, writes about multiple problems residents are facing and suggests some solutions for Salford City Council to ponder.

Full details here...

PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS IN SALFORD WOULD HAVE TO SAVE FOR 17 YEARS FOR A DEPOSIT ON A HOUSE STATES UNISON REPORT

Star date: 17th September 2018

HOME OWNERSHIP JUST A PIPE DREAM FOR NURSES, TEACHING ASSISTANTS AND OTHER PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS

A new report from public sector trade union, UNISON, concludes that low paid public sector workers like nurses, teaching assistants, PCSOs, cleaners and librarians will almost never be able to afford to own a home.

The shocking report produces figures for Salford that show these workers having to save for 17 years just to get a deposit together for a first time house.

Full details here...

 



written and produced by Salfordians for Salfordians
with attitude and love xxx