I had been looking forward to having a look around the Arts centre at Salford University based in the new Adelphi Building. I visited briefly a couple of weeks ago for the launch of the Salford Art Book and after an invite to the Degree show was keen to tour more of the building.
I went with my wife and was met by Ashlee Cox, whom we met after she organised the book mentioned previously.The exhibition was on two floors of this impressive building as well as in the entrance hall.
The first floor we visited housed the Graphic exhibition, which brought back memories of my teaching Graphic design. Some excellent models on display, showing a wide range of project briefs that had been set and the students' final solutions to these.
The next floor we visited housed the Visual arts section; the main focus of my visit. Here again the topics covered were interesting and diverse. The students also showed their skills in a wide range of techniques. It's good to see students experimenting and finding their own style. There was everything from traditional painting to conceptual art. Something for everyone to appreciate. I'm sure many of these students will continue to develop and produce new work.
A more formal review of this exhibition is found on the website below.