B Atherton

Turf Team: Co-founder, Codirector and Marketing & Development Lead

I grew up & live in Croydon and was one of Turf’s cofounding team assembled by Alice Cretney in 2013.

I lead on marketing and, more recently, development. I’ve historically created a lot of Turf’s design work & visual identity (except our iconic logo which is by Bethany Baker), manage & produce items for the shop, and designed & made this website. I’m currently maternity cover for Aoife Flynn for facilities management.



Things I’m interested in:

Photography, bookbinding, drawing, sculpture, film, sound

  • accident & serendipity
  • humour processing trauma
  • sublime vs banal
  • hyperlocalism & degrowth
  • privatisation, homogenisation
  • sincerity (or lack thereof)
  • transhumanism
  • medical experience (I have Niemann Pick B, so have spent a lot of my life in hospitals whilst trying to resist disability-as-identity)
  • positivity culture (anti)
  • data as armour (tools turned against their masters)
  • problem solving, solution finding, optimizing
  • unpicking a world structurally prone to either oversimplification or overcomplication


B Atherton @ Turf:


Artist-Designed Patch: Alice Channer


Limited Edition Print: ‘Heavy Metals’, Alice Channer


Artist-Designed Patch: ‘Silence is so accurate’, Agnes Calf



serf n turf part one poster. There are little emojis of a pickaxe, a steak, a shrimp, and a grass shoot, along with the details for the Serf n Turf part one show,
A bunch of rocks with wooden framing lays on top of a checked floor, some having speakers or letters on top of them. a sign at the top says "Hülsta"
a black, white and red carpet lays on top of the black area
photo cutout board, bench, rainbow on a screen
three people looking at each other in the middle of a dirt field