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A moving exhibition following the story of the city of Salford through the challenges of 2020.

Featuring a collection of paintings, photographs, films and poetry made by some of the 245,000 Salford residents, this exhibition attempts to tell the story of Salford over the past year, depicting the highs and lows the city and its people have experienced as a result of Covid-19.

The works show a diverse range of creative outputs and responses to the experiences of the last year, featuring empty streets, rare moments of joy, workers on the frontline and the struggles of living and working in solitude.

The exhibition will also include a new display by the legendary Salford artist LS Lowry, whose well-known paintings of crowded city streets and vast empty landscapes seem to echo the cravings we are all experiencing of coming together once more. The display will also be taking to the streets in a city-wide billboard campaign featuring works from the exhibition.

This exhibition was supported by a Respond and Reimagine grant from Art Fund.

PaintingPhotographyFilm & videoNorth West

The Lowry

Salford Quays, Salford, Greater Manchester, M50 3AZ

08432 086000


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Sun – Fri, 11am – 5pm
Sat, 10am – 5pm

Galleries will re-open at weekends from 1 November.

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