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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com for more info
The exhibition and events were made possible with the generous support of the Arts Council England & Croydon Council.