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Anna Reading // Artists Lunchtime Crit

Art making is a deeply personal activity that often doesn’t feel like a choice, but a necessity. It is the desire for making, with the hands, the eyes, the voice and body, which allows for the individuality of the maker to manifest.

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Welcome to a Turf Family Art Fun Day!

Turf recently held our latest free Family Art Fun Day workshop – Draw Over, See Through – as part of Saelia Aparicio’s exhibtion Peaks & Troughs. Volunteers Oli & Tom helped out as we explored making our own blown sculptures and worked with transparent surfaces….
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Peaks & Troughs Review // Laura Mroz

Looking through the window from the outside of the Turf Projects space, the first thing you see is a sculpture – resin filled with plastic organs, like a model to teach anatomy in medical school. And then shoes: peep-toe ankle boots, blue, see-through plastic like taken off from Kim Kardashian’s feet, filled with another, pink piece of plastic.

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the spring of turf uncurled

The spring of turf uncurled from between the pavement cracks and created a community of artists and a space to call home.

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LIAM GEARY BAULCH // ARTISTS LUNCHTIME CRIT

 

In our current societies art making is under-valued, despite the many benefits to the artist, and the people and environment around them. Because of this it can be seen as a radical act to continue to create and share that with others. Through lack of resources, artists are often in competition with each other, and encouraged to criticise other artists’ practices. However open crits can provide artists with a space to support each other in our efforts to put our art into the world.

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Turf are moving…

THIS MONTH, TURF WILL OFFICIALLY MOVE FROM KEELEY ROAD TO A NEW HOME WITHIN CROYDON’S WHITGIFT CENTRE.

 

As a charity, we’ve been operating on a Meanwhile Use lease and last spring we got the news that after 3 years we were likely to lose use of our space at our Keeley Road.

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Rice + Toye // ARTISTS LUNCHTIME CRIT

 

It is always a pleasure to represent our great patrons, the greatest of patrons, Cook Rice + Kitty Toye, at events in London, Europe, and indeed around the globe. This time around we had the pleasure of leading a crit at Turf in Croydon. Unfortunately Cook + Kitty were busy attending a steering committee for a biennale in Brasilia, but we informed them of our endeavours via text message. During the crit, resources could have been a common theme, popping up again and again, but rather than focus on limitations the group found synergy in approaches to image making. We later managed to conference call Cook and Kitty after juggling about some time difference calculations.

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Support MOSS at Co-op Addiscombe

Tomorrow The Makers of Stuff Squad (MOSS) will be at Co-op Addiscombe (61 Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon, United Kingdom).
Customers at the Addiscombe store can now choose MOSS as their Co-op Communities project to support when they shop.
 
The Makers of Stuff Squad (MOSS) are a collective of adult artists from in and around Croydon who live with learning disabilities. The group formed in 2009 and has been supported by Turf since 2014. The group meet for weekly 2-hour sessions at Turf to experiment with materials, learn new techniques and make art together, in addition to putting on exhibitions in and around the borough.
 
You can see more of MOSS get up to visit turf-projects.com/moss
 
Please help to support the group by becoming a Co-op member and backing our cause by phoning the Co-op or signing in to your account at www.coop.co.uk/membership – you’ll be helping MOSS every time you shop! 🌱
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You’re Surrounded By Me Review // Zayna Ahamadeen

17 year-old Zayna has just completed a work experience placement here at Turf – here she explores and reviews our current exhibition You’re Surrounded By Me.

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Jack Friswell – Artists Lunchtime Crit

A week prior to this crit I woke up, threw on my clothes, ran to the train station, bought a ticket from the machine, hopped on a train bound for London, pulled my cap over my eyes and dreamt.

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