You get out what you put in

‘You get out what you put in’ is an exclusive commission from Manchester based designer and maker Liam Hopkins, based on inspirational quotes from some of the University’s School of Media and Arts’ high profile alumni, including Robert Powell, Jim Sturgess, Chris Bisson and Jo Good (Xfm, BBC 6 Music).



‘You get out what you put in’
Jo Good (Xfm, BBC 6 Music)
‘There are no short cuts to any place worth going’
James Scott (Delphic)
‘Be true to yourself’
Christopher Eccleston
‘It’s not about where you’re from, it’s about where you’re going’
Jim Sturgess
‘You make your own luck’
Chris Bisson
'Work to a different beat’
Robin Richards (Dutch Uncles)
"Allow your horizons to become your middle distance"
Jason Manford
‘Always do more than people expect’
Robert Powell
Never Take No For An Answer’
Sir Ben Kingsley
‘Read every book, see every show, smile at everybody’
Joanna Higson


The series of hand crafted, interactive artworks, was the focal point of the festival launch, taking centre stage in the Create Cube, 5m x 5m Perspex stage built at MediaCityUK Piazza, which featured ever-changing creative performances and exhibitions throughout the festival.


 Sarie Mairs Slee, Create Salford 2014 festival director, comments: ‘We have some incredibly inspirational alumni and we’re delighted that they could collaborate with Liam to produce this artwork.

 Create Salford is a collaborative event, devised by high profile creatives and the University’s final year School of Arts & Media students, featuring today and tomorrow’s best music, comedy, theatre, dance, fashion, poetry and journalism.

The pieces are now in the Permanent art collection of Salford University and can be viewed at Salford University Medi City Campus.

Credits: Photography by Sebastian Matthes