Riley's Archive



Riley Foundation Galley, Salford Quays

Based on Salford Quays in the Lowry Outlet (opposite the 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

Photographic Exhibition  

The current exhibition explores the long and diverse photographic career of Salford artist Harold Riley. Riley has experimented widely with photography from the different types of cameras, printing processes and paper he has used, to the many subjects he has covered.

The exhibition includes a brief selection of photographs of Salford in the 1960s, bringing to light the early years of Riley’s photographic career. The works combine an artistic interpretation whilst being a reflection upon the time.


A Derbyshire Retrospective

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery, Derbyshire

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. Tuesday 12th September  to Saturday 25 November 2017



Salford Museum 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.