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this and this and this and this and this and this and this [Anita Wadsworth // Artists Lunchtime Crit]

What anchors us when we doubt the beauty that we are making?

 

My anchor of choice for the session this month was this, which we loosely clung to throughout. It’s slippery and it sometimes made us laugh, but laughing is good. The other anchor was dance – partly as I know it deeply and partly as I wanted to see how questions in our own work might be answered through another artform.

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LEAH CARLESS // ARTISTS LUNCHTIME CRIT

The artist lunchtime cirt was really well attended. Such a diverse range of work and people travelled from all around London to attend. We decided on 5 shorter crits in total which led to a lively and fast paced discussion.

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JENNIFER MARTIN // ARTISTS LUNCHTIME CRIT

For the Saturday 28 April crit we had two showing participants, Paul Carroll and Zish Alexander, accompanied by participants Stefano Montagni, Will Eckersley, Steve Hoey, and Turf Head of Artist Development, Holly Graham. With only two showing artists we had ample time to dive into the works of Paul and Zish.

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BRYONY GILLARD // ARTISTS LUNCHTIME CRIT

Our crit was really well attended with many of the group wanting to share work.
For this reason, we tried to fit in discussing as many people’s work as possible, which led to a fast paced and lively discussion. In retrospect it might have been better to focus on just 2 or 3 artists, but there was some great energy in the room and it felt important to nurture this, so we opted for a short presentations by 5 artists.

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Vanessa Mitter // Artists Lunchtime Crit

Some of the themes, concerns and questions that arose during the artists’ crit were:

 

How drawing can be used in painting

 

How to determine what one’s real interests are, in terms of making/constructing an image

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Dipping our toes into creative courses…

As many may already know, Turf is currently operating out of temporary spaces with a limited lifespan, which we’ll be turfed out of sometime next year due to the impending Westfield development here in Croydon. As a result we’re starting a few paid courses and workshops to build up savings for a (hopefully more permanent) move in the near future.

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Ben Westley Clark // Artists Lunchtime Crit

Miguel’s drawings have a rigorous compositional structure; despite their clunkiness, their architectonic coherence holds them to the wall. There is a sinewy muscularity to the charcoal-on-paper life drawings, which articulate clear pictorial depth.

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Interviews about Zines

Pinkxbrains is a young artist from Croydon. She loves making zines, music and poetry. She often leaves her zines in random places – look out!

Pinkxbrains has interviewed a few people who make zines. Here’s what she found out…

Hungry for more zines? Come and grab a free copy of Container News from Turf – made by young creatives in Croydon, it’s all about art, design and food.

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Zine About Zines

Pinkxbrains is a young artist from Croydon. She loves making zines, music and poetry. She often leaves her zines in random places – look out!

At the launch of Turf’s Container News youth zine project, Pinkxbrains led a mini zine-making workshop. The ‘Zine About Zines’ posted here was used as part of that workshop.

Drop into Turf and pick up your free copy of Container News to see more work from Pinkxbrains and other talented young things from Croydon.

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Grant Foster // Artists’ Lunchtime Crit

1980s industrial architecture funnelling wind downwards, whipping up litter in dangerous whirlpools as I exited the train at East Croydon.

Then meeting good people nursing art together over a table top.

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