About Turf

Founded in 2013 by Croydon locals, Turf Projects is the first entirely artist-run contemporary art space in Croydon, South London.

A registered charity (#1160527), Turf has supported the work of over 400 artists to date through a programme of free public exhibitions, workshops and events.

Turf also run vocational skills workshops for artists, MOSS (a collective of local learning disabled artists), Art Press (a collective of Croydon artists aged 14-21), a support & residency programme for Croydon School of Art students, family workshops, projects with local schools & more.

Turf currently exists across two meanwhile-use retail units.

Our main unit in Croydon’s Whitgift Shopping Centre houses:

 Our gallery space, exhibiting the work of both local & national, emerging & established artists
 A creative workshop & events space (also available for hire)
 Artists’ studio space
 An open-use shared community project & exhibition space.

A second site at Keeley Road, ‘Little Turf’, is our original home which now houses a coworking space and expanded studio provision for artists & makers.

For more info about current exhibitions or to get involved, please email us at info@turf-projects.com

Our team

Here are images of our talented Turf staff who are ready to welcome you! Click on us to find out more about our practices. We all work part-time, ranging from 1-3 days per week, so if you contact us please keep this in mind, though we aim to respond as soon as we can.

Previous Team Members

Chris Alton (Fungus Press Lead), Mandisa Apena (FoH & Marketing Assistant), Alice Cretney (Director), Deborah Findlater (FoH & Marketing Assistant), Oscar Gaynor (Fungus Press Lead), Isabelle Zhizhi Southwood (Education & Community).


Alice Cretney, Aoife Flynn, B Atherton, Isabelle Zhizhi Southwood, Jack Friswell, Helena Wee, Tom Winter

Board of Trustees & advisory board

Ines Canellas-Jager (Chair), Eunice Dickinson, Mary Lee (Treasurer), Becky Lyon (Secretary), Harriet Warden, Kamy Wicks

Previous board members

Jacinta Bridge, Doug Bowen, Mireille Fauchon, Aoife Flynn, Nigel Dias, Andrew Dickinson, Clair Donnelly, John Lawlor, Holly Lewis, David McLeavy, Jasmine Popper, Vincent Lacovara

Turf Friends

Turf Friends are people who have supported us via our Friends scheme.

Kiera Blakey // Alice Channer // James Lewis //  Will Pham & others who wish to remain anonymous


Are you a business who wants to show their support for our charity in some way? Get in touch at becky@turf-projects.com and let’s chat! Take a look below to see who’s helped us so far.

Thanks to:

➮ 34sp for hosting our website for free via their awesome charity hosting programme (strong recommend for their amazing support too).

➮ Richard Bray for hosting us for many years prior to that

 cartridgesave.co.uk for donating a set of toner and imaging drums

fastprint.co.uk for supporting us with stickers

POSCA for a donation of their glorious chalk markers.