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'Memory' exhibition: part of the Dear Library Project

Date - Wed 22 Feb 2017 - Fri 26 May 2017

Time - 3.30 pm

Duration - 92 days, 23 hours and 30 minutes

Cost - Free

Disabled access? - Yes

Venue - New Adelphi Exhibition Gallery, New Adelphi Building, University of Salford, University Road West, Salford, M5 4BR


Memory is an exhibition to launch the year-long Dear Library project.

Event details

Memory is an exhibition to launch the year-long Dear Library project – an initiative conceived by University of Salford Chancellor and Writer in residence Jackie Kay. The project champions libraries and celebrates the breadth of services they offer.

Comprising of materials from the University of Salford Libraries, Archives & Special Collections, and artworks from the University's Art Collection, the exhibition reflects on themes of truth, memory, sense of place and journeys. 

Includes new poetry by Jackie Kay in response to the University Archives, and artworks by Adrian Henri, Simon Faithfull and Darren Almond.

Visitors are welcome to add their own thoughts, poems, photographs and memories to the ‘memory wall’ - allowing the exhibition to grow gently and change over the coming months.

Dear Library is a collaboration between the University of Salford Libraries, Archive & Special Collections; University of Salford Art Collection and Salford Community Libraries. The project was inspired by a similar project which Jackie Kay was involved with at the Scottish Book Trust in 2014.

A programme of Dear Library activities, workshops events will take place across Salford throughout the year.

Image: Adrian Henri, Hedgerow, 1981. (c) Estate of Adrian Henri, by kind permission of C.Marcangeli. Artwork photography by Museum Photography North West. University of Salford Art Collection.


University of Salford Art Collection Team