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Quarantine
1B, Basil Chambers
65 High Street
Manchester
England
M4 1FS

Quarantine was established in 1998 by directors Richard Gregory and Renny O’Shea with designer Simon Banham. We make original theatre, performance and public events with and about the people who are in it. Whatever form it takes, our work begins and ends with the people in the room. Over the last 20 years, we've collaborated with a shifting constellation of artists, performers and people who've never done anything like this before. Our work seeks to create the circumstances for a conversation between strangers...

Graft

A co-inspiring project

Graft 2012

Graft 2012 began in September 2012 and finished in March 2013.  This years’ Grafters were…

Ashleigh Griffith, an interdisciplinary performance artist, and PhD candidate.  Her work discusses memory, recollection and forgetting, as well as the pieces we leave behind – as artists and as people.  

Kate Jackson, a singer rediscovering her art practice – in particular painting and printmaking. 

Gemma Paintin, a theatre and performance maker,  and one half of Action Hero. She lives in Bristol, and tours in the UK, Europe and beyond.

Rajni Shah, an artist working in performance and live art.  Her work aims to open up new spaces for conversation and the meeting of diverse voices, addressing the complexities of cultural identity in the 21st century.

Albert Smith, a stand up comedian and baker. Albert has an interest in capacity building and personal expression and has a vast wealth of life experience.

 

We’re currently making plans for a new version of Graft for 2017.  

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Why we started Graft

We wanted to initiate something like a summer school but not.  Something with a definite Quarantine flavour, but stretching beyond our knowledge and capabilities.  We wanted to explore the idea of mutual benefit and hoped to get at least as much from the process as we put in.  Last year forms we found enormous commonalities across artforms and notable differences in areas of interest, approach and process.  We learned so much – and are repeating the process in 2012.  We’ll provide regular updates on what’s happening during Graft here and on our News page as the project progresses… 

Credits 

Curated by Richard Gregory and Renny O’Shea

Artists 2011: Paul Allender; Morry Carlin; Rachel Davies; Alex Hodby;  Simone Kenyon

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