Staff Room 3 Exhibition

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Staff Room 3 

Cross Platform Exhibition

Staff Room 3 is a cross-media exhibition showcasing the creative talents of staff working in Manchester art venues. Featuring dark cinematic work, contemporary sculpture and paper art to dance projection, print pieces and musical installations; the exhibition is an insight into creative explorations away from the desk!

Curated by Vicky Clarke, Gill Balfour and Chris Machin, the exhibition features work from artists working at Whitworth Art Gallery, Chinese Arts Centre, Contact, Venture Arts, Manchester Adult Education Service, Islington Mill and Z-arts with a theme of 3.

Launch  Event

The exhibition launch was held on Thursday 28th March  6.30  – 8.30pm

Performances were from Europes premier pyjama funk band The Pyjama Party, 3 piece harmony group The Bobbysocks, singing a mix of 1940s covers and original songs, spoken word from Meshach Brencher, experimental sonic intrigue from David Birchall,  Shamisen music from Liam Morgan and Pierre Hall (Golden Glow) manning the decks.


Sally GilfordDSC_0103 DSC_0104 DSC_0105 Joe FordDSC_0107 DSC_0136 DSC_0137 DSC_0138 DSC_0139 DSC_0140 DSC_0141 DSC_0142David Birchall. Bird DrawingsDSC_0110 DSC_0111Jon AstburyDSC_6699 DSC_0151
DSC_0113Gill Balfour. The Third EyeDSC_0112

Andy Fear. Escape RoutesDSC_6697 DSC_0082 DSC_0144Tasha Whittle. Creatimation2013-03-28 02.46.40 Ellie Whitfield. Comic Relief2013-04-03 21.56.38 Daniel Jarvis. Brideshead Revisited

2013-04-03 21.56.45Anne LevingtonDSC_0084 James LawrenceDSC_0085 DSC_0086 DSC_6726Laura NathanDSC_0128 DSC_0127DSC_0130 DSC_0129 Pascal NicholsDSC_0089 Jane LennardDSC_0090 JermynDSC_0091 DSC_0092 Ben Williams. Culture Baby


Nicola Lester Price

DSC_6715Vicky Clarke. 100bpm Train WaltzDSC_0022 DSC_6709SpyderDSC_0135 DSC_0134 DSC_0133
Jo BeggsDSC_0216DSC_0143DSC_0153Elizabeth WewioraDSC_0149 DSC_0148 DSC_0147 DSC_0146 DSC_0145Katy Tolman
DSC_0152 Films: The Devils House by Chris Machin, Paris 2011 by Pierre Hall, Plug in Phase Out by Natasha Stott and Creatimation by Tasha WhittleDSC_0057


The Pyjama PartyDSC_0064
DSC_0065 The BobbysocksDSC_6779


DSC_0014 Meshach BrencherDSC_6800DSC_0029 Liam MorganDSC_6805DSC_0037 David BirchallDSC_6834DSC_0043

Launch Night Pictures

2013-03-28 01.49.13 2013-03-28 01.56.02 2013-03-28 01.57.26 2013-03-28 01.59.37 2013-03-28 02.11.24 2013-03-28 02.19.31 2013-03-28 02.38.12 2013-03-28 02.44.09 2013-03-28 02.44.15 2013-03-28 02.46.33 2013-03-28 02.56.30 2013-03-28 03.33.25 2013-03-28 04.16.28


“It is refreshing to see an arts centre cater to and support their own in-house creatives. Unfortunately it’s a rare concept these days it would seem – to celebrate and provide a platform for staff to showcase their work to a wider audience and Z Arts had this nailed. A wonderful, relaxed mix of media on display all complimented well with performance on stage – the perfect tonic and environment to converse further with contacts and set up potential projects, I really enjoyed it.”
Stephen Roper,Primary School Co-ordiator,Whitworth Art Gallery
“It was fantastic to see the space being used to support local developing artists. The artworks on display were varied and of a very high standard.”
Shauagh Keyes, Chorlton Arts Festival

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