A solo exhibition by Jennifer Martin
Open 26th Oct – 7th Dec // Wed-Sat 11-5pm & until 8pm Thurs
Free & open to all // Turf Projects, Whitgift Centre, Croydon CR01UQ
Before the age of digital TV, UK viewers had five options for flicking. ‘Channel 6’ encompasses the past of the pre-digital era and the imagined future.
The moving image installation includes four segments broadcast by ‘Channel 6’. These segments oscillate from places of power to sites of resistance.
One of the key characters in the exhibition is an anthropomorphic immigration van developed in collaboration with 3D illustrator Tadeo Soriano. Inspired by children’s vehicle rides in the Whitgift Centre, the immigration van is an omnipresent force of anxiety and oppression. The character’s presence extends beyond the screen and is superimposed throughout the exhibition.
The performance, ‘Look but don’t Look’ charts the history of teeth from the beginning of the British Empire to its current form, the recounting of history laying bare the research behind ‘Channel 6’. Throughout the exhibition run, the text can be heard in the space at the front of the gallery.
// ABOUT JENNIFER MARTIN
Jennifer Martin (b 1990) is based in London, working with moving image, photography and installation.
Martin is a graduate of the Royal College of Art (2018) and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London (2013). Martin was awarded the Stuart Croft Foundation Education Award 2018, is artist-in-residence at Kingsgate Workshops 2019/20 and is part of the FLAMIN Fellowship 2019. Upcoming solo exhibitions and commissions include Primary, Nottingham, UK (2019); Turf Projects, London, UK (2019); Cypher BILLBOARDS, London, UK (2019). Recent group exhibitions include Aesthetica Art Prize, York, UK (2019); arebyte Gallery, London, UK (2018); Lychee One Gallery, London, UK (2017); and Fundación Botín, Santander, ES (2015).
// FREE EXHIBITION EVENTS
Free & open to all. Please book a free space, as spaces are limited!
➮ FAMILY ART FUN DAY // We’ll Be Right Back After this // Wed 23 Oct 12-2pm + Sat 16 Nov 12-2pm
Create your own adverts & news reports for our imaginary TV station! Work with artists to make costumes & stories that take you to hidden places. A free workshop for children & families to explore together.
➮ ARTISTS’ LUNCHTIME FEEDBACK // Led by Deborah Findlater // Sat 26 Oct 12-2pm
Our free feedback sessions are a chance to get feedback on your work from a practicing artist. October’s feedback session will be led by artist Deborah Findlater. There are five slots available for showing work (but all are welcome to join in the discussion).
➮ ARTISTS’ LUNCHTIME FEEDBACK // Led by Ruth Beale // Sat 30 Nov 12-2pm
November’s free feedback session will be led by Ruth Beale.
➮ GROUNDWERK 6.2 // Intro to Ceramics 1: Form // Sat 30 Nov 2:30-4pm
This hands-on session is for anyone who is interested in working with clay. In this workshop, led by artist Agata Nowak, explore how slow, hand-shaping methods of pinching and coiling can be used to mould different forms.
➮ GROUNDWERK 6.3 // Intro to Ceramics 2: Decoration // Sat 14 Dec 2:30-4pm
In this session, learn how to decorate ceramics with slips and experiment with techniques of spotting, scratching and sgraffito.
An interactive writing workshop discussing the contemporary dynamics of love relationships in an age of character counts and government regulations on ‘immigrant love’.
➮ CROYDON SCHOOL OF ART WORKSHOPS
Exclusively for Croydon School of Art students. Contact email@example.com or your course tutor for details.
➮ SCHOOLS & GROUP VISITS
Schools and groups are welcome to visit our exhibitions. Please book ahead to receive free resources & an intro to the exhibition. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
➮ ACTIVITY & AUDIO GUIDES
Free activity guides and audio guides are available to explore the exhibition with. Ask us at the gallery!
// ABOUT TURF
Founded in 2013, Turf Projects is the first entirely artist-run contemporary art space in Croydon, South London.
Established by creatives with a personal connection to the borough, Turf comprises a gallery space exhibiting work from emerging & established artists; an artists workspace and events space; and a studio membership for artists and makers. A registered charity, Turf has supported the work of over 400 artists to date through a programme of free exhibitions, workshops and events. We also run; MOSS (a collective of local learning disabled artists), Art Press (a collective of local artists aged 14-21), a support & residency programme for Croydon School of Art students, family workshops, projects with local schools & more.