Harold Riley

A new exhibition that celebrates the life of the famous Salford artist, Harold Riley, is to feature at the Salford Museum and Art Gallery this week.

The exhibition will run from April 19 until April 27 at the museum on the Crescent.

The exhibition aims to mark the one year anniversary of his death this week by bringing together all of Harold’s art works including paintings, drawings, digital fusions, and photographs.

It will tell the story of the man, showing works that portray places and people that were important to him.

Queen Victoria, Salford Museum and Art Gallery
cc-by-sa/2.0 – © David Dixon – geograph.org.uk/p/3889484

There will also be stories from his family and friends that will help illustrate the person Harold was, the legacy that he leaves behind, and the strong connection he had with the City of Salford.

This exhibition is part of the wider Harold Riley celebrations taking place at Salford Museum and Art Gallery, Ordsall Hall and online during 2024.

The exhibition, ‘Every Line is Me: A celebration of Harold Riley’, is located in the museum’s Langworthy Gallery.

The Harold Riley exhibition is free and tickets are not required.

The museum is also appealing to the public to send copies of any original Harold Riley sketches. This is part of the museum’s initiative to create an accessible digital legacy of his dedication to drawing.

The legacy exhibition will be featured on the museum’s website and continuously added to throughout 2024

If you have a sketch or story to share, please send copies to exhibitions@scll.co.uk.

Find out more about the exhibition here.

Featured image credit: Sara Stiller, Wikimedia

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