Emily Marsh

a black and white photograph of emily marsh, one of turfs trustees.

Emily is an independent development consultant, providing fundraising, strategy and business planning support to arts and cultural organisations across the UK. Emily brings to the Board over 10 years’ experience in the sector, and a commitment to advocating for the arts for all.

Sandy Layton

a photograph of sandy layton. sandy is standing in front of a shelf of art supplies. sandy is wearing a black and white sweater and dark blue coveralls.

“Before becoming an artist I pursued a career as a teacher of children with learning difficulties. Their complex emotional needs prompted me to train at the Tavistock clinic as a child psychotherapist, a career that I then pursued for many years in NHS clinics across London before widening my qualifications and experience by becoming also […]

Connie Butler

a photograph of connie butler. they are standing in front of many framed prints and are wearing a white shirt with an animal on it.

Connie Butler is an artist, coordinator and Croydon Resident. She has developed a career supporting not for profit and commercial galleries through income generation such as artists editions.  In all her work Connie holds advocating for artists central.

Caroline Dawson

A white woman sits at a dark wooden table, facing the camera. Her left forearm rests on the table, with her right elbow also resting on the table. Her right hand holds the right side of her chin. She has dark blonde hair tied behind her head. She is smiling with her mouth closed. Her upper torso is visible, wearing a black long sleeved top. On the table in front of her there is a bright orange container with a pink poppy in it.

Having worked with Turf since 2017, Caroline Dawson joined as a Trustee in 2021. As a local resident she is passionate about the work that Turf do.

John Messenbird

John Messenbird

I’m an illustrator and photographer called John. My work has been seen in magazines, in murals, exhibitions and art shops for sale. My work has even been mentioned on Soho Radio! I’m inspired by retro fashions and designs from the 1960’s and 70’s like Barbarella, Lost in Space and Land of the Giants. I’m also a […]