Hybrid Futures at Salford Museum & Art Gallery

Hybrid Futures
23 Mar – 22 Sep 2024
Salford Museum and Art Gallery

The University of Salford Art Collection brings together the new work and co-commissions by Shezad DawoodJessica El MalParham Ghalamdar and RA Walden in Hybrid Futures (23 March – 22 September 2024), a group show at Salford Museum and Art Gallery marking one of the final phases of this project. Each artist has different perspectives and approaches, with their personal experiences and backgrounds informing how they interpret and explore the universal threat of climate change. Some of the commissioned work will be co-acquired by the University of Salford Art Collection, Grundy Art Gallery and Touchstones, with the acquisition of Shezad Dawood’s Island Pattern 2017 funded by the Henry Moore Foundation.

Also featured is the wider work of the project including Collective Futures, a test bed community engagement programme and the findings and recommendations of Hybrid Future’s Sustainability Advisor, Danny Chivers.

Two additional works by Parham Ghalamdar and Shezad Dawood will be screened at the New Adelphi Exhibition Gallery, University of Salford, to coincide with the exhibition. Part of the gallery’s art film season – showing works from the university art collection with an international focus – Birds or Borders by Ghalamdar screens 18 March – 3 April, and Leviathan Cycle, Episode 1: Ben by Dawood screens 10th – 24th April – visit the UOSAC website for full details.

A new short film brings together all the artists commissioned for Hybrid Futures alongside Lindsay Taylor, Curator University of Salford Art Collection and Rowan Pritchard, Hybrid Futures Project Co-ordinator to talk about the new exhibition at Salford Museum and Art Gallery. View it here.

Sustainable Travel Guide

Travel on foot: Salford Museum is just a 30-minute walk from the centre of Manchester. Walking is the most sustainable way to travel, while also being cost-effective and helping you stay active. 

Travel by train: The nearest railway station is Salford Crescent which is a 2-minute walk away. You can travel to Salford Crescent railway station on the train from Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road railway stations. Travelling from Manchester Piccadilly by train rather than in the car reduces your carbon emissions for this journey by half. 

Travel by bus: The nearest bus stops are Salford University, Salford Crescent station stop A or B. As part of the Bee Network, single tickets now cost no more than £1 for children and £2 for adults. 

Visit the Transport for Greater Manchester (Bee Network) website for more information about travelling by public transport throughout Greater Manchester. 

Travel by bicycle: You can lock up your bicycle just outside the right elevation steps to the front of the Museum. Find out more about cycle routes in Greater Manchester on the TFGM website

For full information to plan your visit to the exhibition at Salford, visit the Salford Museum & Art Gallery website here: salfordmuseum.com/visit/getting-here

Salford Museum and Art Gallery exists to collect and preserve Salford’s heritage and art collections, making them available for all through exhibitions, events, education and outreach. The exhibitions programme aims to highlight the collections, support artists from the north and deliver ambitious contemporary art exhibitions in partnership with organisations and artists in Salford and beyond.

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