Whilst visiting the University, it was also interesting to see their exhibition next door at Salford Art Gallery.
This tells the story of the University's art collection so far. This collection started in 1969 and contains about 700 works of art. I was fortunate enough to have one of my paintings purchased to be part of this collection a few years ago.
Over 30 of these artists are featured in this show, unfortunately not mine! There are the older works by artists such as L S Lowry and Adolphe Valette featured but it seemed to me there was a greater emphasis on work purchased over the last 10-15 years. Personally, I would have liked to have seen more of a spread over their selection of art work.
Again a wide range of styles and subject matter and something should appeal to all visitors.
It will be interesting to see how this collection develops to become distinctive in years to come.