A Dog called “Love”





Produced by the artist Harold Riley this limited edition card tells the story in words and images of the “Dog called Love”. A  signed and numbered edition of 100 is available in an elegant signature presentation box. In addition, a special perspex frame has been designed by Harold Riley as a way of presenting the card as a work of art.


Albert Adams – Notes about a Friend

This limited edition book has been created by the artist Harold Riley as a brief recollection of his friend, Albert Adams the South African painter. It is a spontaneous piece of work to accompany Adams’ exhibition at the Rupert Gallery in South Africa

“My friend, Albert Adams, was somebody I had great respect for and I miss him very much. The years roll by and I often have him in my thoughts. Our student days at the Slade, University College, London were happy days and when I remember them, I smile a smile of happiness. ”   Harold Riley, June 2017.

A Derbyshire Retrospective

For over 50 years, Harold Riley has spent part of his life at Glutton Bridge in the Dove Valley, accumulating a body of paintings that has never been shown publicly. Shown alongside are sketches made on Saturday mornings in Buxton, mostly of the dogs and their owners in Spring Gardens.

This must see exhibition opens on Tuesday 12th September to Saturday 25 November 2017 at the newly redeveloped Buxton Museum and Art Gallery, Derbyshire, SK17 6DA. Opening times very please see Buxton’s website for more details.


Manchester Terror Attack Memorial Card

The artist Harold Riley has produced a memorial card in the wake of the Manchester bombing. All proceeds will go to support the families of those affected by the terror attack

Riley has signed a limited edition of 100 copies of the card. There is a very small number of these signed cards still available. The Gallery is open friday to sunday from 11 to 5


Salford Royal Hospital Angel Card

This limited edition little card has been made by the artist Harold Riley in appreciation of all the kindness he has received in Salford Royal Hospital.

An angel with a sooty face sat on a chimney pot to keep herself warm. She looked down on the world and thought she would like to be a nurse, but it wasn’t meant and she became another kind of angel. so she watched over everything and helped the nurses when she could. They are every special she thought, they can hold their heads high because in true sense of giving, they freely give so much to the world.

The cards are available for £10 each, exclusively at the Riley Gallery in the Lowry Outlet on Salford Quays which is open Friday to Sunday from 11am to 5pm

Limited Offers

For a limited time only, there are a range of price reductions across some of our best loved products including;

Our beautiful “In Love” pin badge of the iconic Street Dogs 2 sketch made in the finest pewter was £35.00, now £25.00

George Best Limited Edition Mug, Hand printed in the UK and presented in a beautiful signature box was £39.50, now £25.00

Catalogue Raisonné of the collection of work at Salford Royal Hospital, capturing a wide range of Riley’s work was £45.00, now £25.00

These products are available from The Riley Educational Foundation Gallery at the Lowry Outlet Mall on Salford Quays. We are open Friday to Sunday from 11am to 5pm. Also they can be purchased on our website- rileyarchive.myshopify.com/

Football Exhibition


The Riley Educational Foundation Gallery is currently exhibiting a selection of pictures from Harold Riley’s extensive football collection. Spanning the last 50 years the exhibition captures some of the iconic players from both Manchester United and Manchester City.

This exhibition is now on display at The Riley Educational Foundation Gallery at the Lowry Outlet Mall on Salford Quays. We are open Friday to Sunday from 11am to 5pm.

New George Best Limited Edition Mug

This stunning ceramic mug is hand printed in the UK and features the work of the artist Harold Riley, a close friend of the player. The striking picture shows Best at the height of his career and highlights the artist’s handwritten thoughts about this legendary player. Presented in a beautiful signature box, this limited edition, collectable George Best mug is available from December 22nd. 2 3-copy

The mug is available from the Riley Gallery in the Lowry Outlet Mall on Salford Quays and from our online shop

Christmas Drawings

Every card on the Christmas Tree at the Riley Gallery in the Lowry Outlet Mall on Salford Quays, is an original drawing in ink by the artist Harold Riley

Available exclusively from the Gallery, each one is priced at £25 with all monies going to charity

The Gallery is open from friday to sunday, 11am to 5pm1 2 3 4 5


Christmas Cards

A selection of rare, limited edition Christmas cards by Harold Riley are now available to buy.

You can visit us at the Riley Gallery in the Lowry Outlet on Salford Quays, we are open Friday to Sunday from 11am, or purchase via our online shop here


New Riley Retrospective DVD

The Riley Archive has produced a new DVD to mark Harold Riley’s Retrospective Exhibition held at Salford Art Gallery in 2013/14.

Riley takes the viewer through each of the works from his early drawings as a student to recent photographs taken from his home in Salford Quays. Spanning the last 65 years of his career, it gives a unique insight into his paintings, drawings and photographs documenting the changing face of Salford as well as personal portraits of his family and people important to him, sporting works and his beloved dogs from the Salford streets.

Available from the Riley Gallery on Salford Quays and from our online store here priced £15




New Premises for the Riley Gallery

The Harold Riley Gallery has moved.

Still situated in the Lowry Outlet Mall on Salford Quays, we are now in a new unit opposite the Vue Cinema on the first floor.

This small gallery exhibits and sells a range of Harold Riley’s work including original, unique works, rare signed postcards and original ink drawings, as well as a large selection of DVDs and books. The Gallery is open weekly, from Friday to Sunday 11.00 – 17.00 Exhibitions are changed regularly.

Currently on show is a selection of the artist’s football pictures and pictures of Salford


Now Available at the Harold Riley Gallery

The Harold Riley gallery has available a selection of signed, limited, numbered editions of works

These include:

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A portrait Sketch of Nelson Mandela with inscription – three different versions are available

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These works retail at £500

There is also a special framed edition of “In Love” from the Street Dogs Collection which is £500

The gallery also sells a range of Harold Riley’s work including original, unique works, rare signed postcards and original ink drawings, as well as a large selection of DVDs and books.
The Gallery is open weekly, from Friday to Sunday 11.00 – 17.00

Street Dogs Exhibition at Gallery 23

Gallery 23 is hosting a new exhibition of Harold Riley’s “Street Dogs”

The exhibition will run from November 11th to December 6th and will feature over 40 original works and books.

For further information, contact:

Gallery 23
4a The Colonnade
SK17 6AL

01298 78214

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Dunhill Links Tournament Exhibition 2014

‘St Andrews – An Artist’s View’ by Harold Riley for Alfred Dunhill is a collection of 15 illustrations of local buildings and scenes which will be staged as an outdoor exhibition in different locations around the town. The two meter high panels will form a trail leading people from the Old Course, passing iconic buildings such as St Andrews Cathedral, the Castle and the University’s magnificent St Mary’s Quad, as well as Tom Morris’ grave.

Harold Riley has attended and recorded every Dunhill Links at St Andrews since the tournament’s inception.

Read more about it here

Artist Harold Riley to unveil Shelagh Delaney plaque

Press Release from Salix Homes

World renowned artist Harold Riley will unveil a plaque in his home-city to commemorate one of his former subjects – Shelagh Delaney.

Salford-born artist Mr Riley will unveil the plaque during a special ceremony on Wednesday, September 3 at Number 77 Duchy Road, Salford – the childhood home of playwright Shelagh Delaney.

Mr Riley, who still lives and works in Salford, has a special connection with the critically acclaimed writer after he did a pen and pastel portrait of her in the 1960’s.

Housing provider Salix Homes, which now manages the property where Shelagh grew up, is installing a plaque on her former home to commemorate her life and invited Mr Riley as guest of honour.

Mr Riley said: “Shelagh Delaney and I were extremely close friends and I loved her very much. We had a great deal in common as we were both from Salford but more in a spiritual sense. I am delighted to have been invited to unveil this plaque on the former home of my dear friend.”

Mr Riley has dedicated much of his career to capturing Salford and its people through his paintings, drawings and photographs.

His deep affection for the city cemented his famous friendship with L.S Lowry, who he first met when he was a student, and the pair worked on a project together to document life in Salford through their art.

Like Mr Riley, Shelagh had a deep affection for her home-city, and it provided the inspiration for her most famous play – A Taste of Honey – which she penned when she was just 18 years old from her home in Duchy Road.

A Taste of Honey was set in 1950s Salford and enjoyed a run of success on Broadway before it was adapted into an award-winning film in 1961.

Sue Sutton, chief executive at Salix Homes, said: “Like Harold Riley, Shelagh Delaney was a very proud Salfordian who was passionate about the city where she grew up and this was reflected in her work.

“We are very proud to honour Shelagh Delaney with this plaque on her childhood home, which will ensure her vast achievements are never forgotten. We are delighted that Mr Riley has agreed to perform the ceremony for us and believe it to be a fitting tribute to one of Salford’s most famous daughters.”

Shelagh, who was born on November 25, 1938, was one of the first working class, female playwrights. She sadly died in November 2011, but will also be remembered later this year during the inaugural Shelagh Delaney Day on November 25, which would have been her 76th birthday.

Shelagh Delaney Day will be marked with a host of performances, exhibitions and public talks with events and competitions held to promote young talent in the city.

Mr Riley, whose commissioned painted portraits include Prince Philip and Nelson Mandela, has an archive and studio at Fire Station Square, The Crescent, Salford. To find out more go to www.rileyarchive.com

New “Street Dogs” Book Now Available

We are delighted to announce that the fourth book in Harold Riley’s famous “Street Dogs” series is now available.

“This little book is a mixture of a number of things – pages from my sketchbooks, notebooks and ideas scribbled on pieces of paper. They are based upon real dogs in my years of recording by drawings, paintings and photographs in the Salford streets. Some I still see and most are long gone. The stories around certain dogs are mainly true and if embellished a little, it is only in the true spirit of Street Dogs”

Street Dogs 2 is available from our Gallery in the Lowry Outlet Mall and from our online shop

The books are signed by the artist and cost £25

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New Website


The Riley Archive is delighted to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website, which goes live today, April 22nd 2014.

Our new site will enable you to browse through a catalogue of Harold Riley’s work, find information about the Artist and keep up to date with news and upcoming exhibitions.

You can currently purchase a selection of the Artist’s prints, books and DVDs from our new online shop. We will soon be offering monographs, signed limited edition postcards and other items.

We hope you enjoy our new site. Please let us know what you think by clicking here

Have you been to the Riley Gallery?

Based on Salford Quays in the Lowry Outlet (next to the sweet shop in the food court), this small gallery exhibits and sells a range of Harold Riley’s work including monographs, rare signed postcards and original ink drawings.

The Gallery is open from Thursday to Saturday 11.00 – 17.00

Exhibitions are changed regularly. Currently on show is a selection of the artist’s pictures of Nelson Mandela.

Salford Museum and Art Gallery Exhibition

Harold Riley: Salford 1947 to 2012

4 May 2013 to 23 February 2014

Harold Riley has dedicated much of his career to capturing the everyday street life of his home city, Salford. This exhibition is
a mini retrospective of these works including oils, watercolours, photographs and drawings, placed next to a selection of portraits of some of the people important to him.