Companion to a Fall
OPENING NIGHT // Thursday 22 Nov, 5-9pm // Free & open to all, with free Turf cocktails, BYOB welcome.
EXHIBITION CONTINUES // 23 Nov – 15 Dec 2018
Free & Open To All, Wed-Sat 11-5pm At Turf Projects, 46-47 Trinity Court, Whitgift Centre, Croydon CR0 1UQ
LATE NIGHT THURSDAYS UNTIL 8PM // Thurs Dec 6th & 13th
Companion to a Fall is a sculptural installation by artist Kira Freije. The exhibition has been made whilst thinking about complicity and culpability. How we choose which thoughts to embody or enact, and the moralistic mechanisms that inhibit or propel us.
A ring exists around our movements, our being and our thinking. The ring is of our own making, its gape can widen or shrink.
What or who gives us this energy?
I think about leadership.
How cruelty and compassion come from the same face, the same smile, the same continuous thought.
// ABOUT KIRA FREIJE
Kira Freije (London, UK, 1985) lives and works in London. She holds a BFA from the Ruskin School of Fine Art, University of Oxford and a Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Art from the Royal Academy Schools, London. Selected exhibitions include: Go, Soft Opening, London; Flipside, Fold Gallery, London; The Violence of an Imagined Dusk, Mackintosh Lane, London (solo); The Sleeping Procession, Cass Sculpture Foundation, Chichester, UK; The Dark Away, Recent Activity, Birmingham, UK (solo); Walled Gardens in an Insane Eden, Sara Zanin Gallery, Rome, Italy; God’s Finger, Kinman Gallery, London, UK; Our Tongues Are The Replaceable Filaments, Occidental Temporary, Paris, France (solo presentation curated by Stella Bottai); A Rose Without a ‘why’. It blooms because it blooms. Carl Freedman Gallery, London, UK; A Rapid Succession of Noises that You Confuse for Danger, Royal Academy Schools Show, Royal Academy, London, UK.
Sat 8 Dec 12-2pm
Come along to this free workshop to build costumes and use your body to share stories, inspired by ‘Companion to a Fall’. You’ll work with David Gilbert from Croydon Youth Theatre Organisation and artists from Turf Projects to explore the exhibition. All ages and abilities are welcome – make sure to reserve a free ticket in advance.
Sat 24 Nov 12-2pm
Get free feedback on your work from a practicing artist in a supportive and friendly environment. November’s session will be led by Companion to a Fallartist Kira Freije.
Sat 24 Nov 2:30-4pm
Discover tips and tricks on how to put together a coherent presentation of work that best represents your creative practice with Kingston University tutor Charlotte Cullinan.
Sat 15 Dec 12-2pm
Get free feedback on your work from a practicing artist in a supportive and friendly environment. November’s session will be led by They Are Here.
Sat 15 Dec 2:30-4pm
How can we refect on our shifting needs as creative practitioners? Join collaborative practice They Are Here to explore the role of diagrams in self- diagnosing your ecology of needs.
CROYDON SCHOOL OF ART TALKS & TUTORIALS
(Exclusively for Croydon School of Art students)
15 November with Harold Offeh
28 November with ‘Companion to a Fall’ artist Kira Freije
Contact email@example.com or your course tutor for details
SCHOOLS AND GROUP VISITS
We work closely with local partner schools, and all schools and groups are welcome to visit our exhibitions. Please book ahead to receive free resources and an intro to the exhibition. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
The exhibition and events were made possible with the generous support of the Arts Council England & Croydon Council.