Quarantine Home
Lived-in rooms
1B, Basil Chambers
65 High Street
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...

Lived-in rooms

22 November - 1 December 2019 | Tenancy house, Salford

An exhibition of the seminal 1973 June Street portraits of Salford residents by photographers Daniel Meadows & Martin Parr, together with new photographs by Gavin Parry.

In 1973, Daniel Meadows and Martin Parr photographed the residents of June Street in Salford, documenting them in the front rooms of their homes, just months before their red-brick terraced houses were demolished. In 2018, 1.5 miles away, the white and grey modular terraces of Irwell Riverside were completed, and the first residents moved in.

In a homage and a redux of the June Street series, Gavin Parry has photographed the residents of Irwell Riverside in their homes. From June Street demolition to Irwell Riverside redevelopment, this exhibition reflects 50 years of political, social and technological changes that have re-shaped the terraced street and city living.

Lived-In Rooms exhibits Gavin Parry’s photographs publicly for the first time, side by side with the June Street series, on site in a house in the new Irwell Riverside development, which sits on the border of Manchester & Salford, a ten-minute walk from Manchester City Centre.

Lived-In Rooms

Dates: Friday 22 November – Sunday 1 December

Exhibition venue: 2a Springfield Lane, Salford, M3 7FH

Opening times:

Tuesday – Friday: 4pm – 8pm
Saturday – Sunday: 12 noon – 6pm

Free admission


In conversation at the kitchen table


Daniel Meadows & Gavin Parry: Photographing families, then and now
Saturday 23 November, 2-3pm

Photographers Daniel Meadows and Gavin Parry will discuss their different experiences of photographing Salford residents, then and now, and their approaches to documenting the familial and the home.
This event is free but places are limited and booking is advised


Gavin Parry, Sally Stone & Jenny Walker: The home, the terrace and the wallpaper
Thursday 28 November, 6.30-7.30pm

Artist Jenny Walker and Reader in Architecture Sally Stone will discuss with Gavin Parry how lifestyle and social changes have affected the way we organise and decorate our homes.
This event is free but places are limited and booking is advised

Lived-In Rooms is produced by Quarantine as part of the Tenancy programme, with support from Lyn Barbour, the Bloxham Charitable Trust and Slater-Heelis.


Funders and supporters of Tenancy

Tenancy has been made possible through the support of Lyn BarbourTom BloxhamBen CaldwellGina FletcherAllan and Jo MelzackSusan WebsterGeorge Whalley, and everyone who donated an item to the house, as well as the Bloxham Charitable TrustThe Granada Foundation, JLLShoosmiths LLPSlater Heelis and Urban Splash. It is part of Meet the Neighbours, a project co-funded by the European Union’s Creative Europe programme. 


Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

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Bloxham Charitable Trust

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Slater Heelis solicitors

Urban Splash