Salah Elmur is a painter, filmmaker, photographer, and illustrator. His works can be found in public and private collections in Africa, the Middle East, Europe and North America, including The Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL), The Sharjah Art Museum and the Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF). His paintings have been exhibited in Egypt, the UAE, Sudan, Syria, Jordan, France, Washington D.C., Uganda, and Kenya among other locations. His work has even been shown in a group exhibition at the British National Museum in London, a rare honor for a contemporary artist from Sudan.
He has also published 12 children's books which have been translated into many languages and is a successful film maker, directing six short documentaries and fantasy films which have been shown at international film festivals. In February 2018, the Sharjah Art Museum in the UAE held a retrospective of Elmur's work over the past three decades.