The Cloakroom


The Cloakroom is a place to check in and drop off any unhelpful emotional baggage. Come on in and leave the petty annoyances of the day behind you. Don’t let the driver who cut you up, cut you up – put it down, brush it off and scream into the infinite void. Make room for the bigger stuff to sweat.

How are you in yourself? In your own time, welcome.

The Cloakroom is an entrance space, for people to visit before they enter an exhibition or event.

Originally made at Islington Mill – for the Saviours exhibition 2018.

Hosted with Girl Gang Manchester’s Spring 2020 exhibition at The Lowry – Everything I Know I Felt: info  here.

Redesigned with St Helen’s College students with Heart of Glass TAKEOVER Festival 2022, in the high street of Prescot: info here. Created with student artists: Stevie, Jonny, Chyna, Nicole, Patrick, Kate, Tom, Eryn, Alex, Tanya, Codie and Jess.

Review by Josh Coates: here. “A group of sparkly-clad people greet me like a well-known face. I’m no longer just a random person walking the high street, I’ve stepped onto a stage and straight into the spotlight.”

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Heart of Glass