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 learning disabled adult artists), Art Press (a young peoples collective of Croydon locals 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:
Previous Team Members ❤🌱 // Chris Alton, Mandisa Apena, Deborah Findlater, Oscar Gaynor, Isabelle Zhizhi Southwood
Alice Cretney // Aoife Flynn // B Atherton // Isabelle Zhizhi Southwood // Jack Friswell // Helena Wee // Tom Winter
// BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Eleanor Breeze // Caroline Dawson // Mary Lee (Treasurer) // Becky Lyon (Secretary) // John Messenbird // Ugo Okoroafor (Treasurer from Apr 2021) // Yusuf Osman (Chair) // Isabelle Zhizhi Southwood // Kamy Wicks
// PREVIOUS BOARD MEMBERS
Ines Canellas-Jager (Chair) // Eunice Dickinson // Harriet Warden // 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.