A mini Polly Pocket style toy open on a white tiled shelf. It is cast in jesmonite, with a pale pink exterior and an interior covered with green grass flocking. Either side of the open toy are jesmonite casts of mini football goals, the ground around them has white pitch markings. In the background is a print of a frosted window.

Common Ground Exhibition Opening

Free & open to all. Artist-designed cocktails, with BYOB also welcome.

 

Special Sunday opening & launch of our studio members’ take-over of the Turf Projects gallery space Common Ground; an exhibition developed in response to Cultural Field by Rosa-Johan Uddoh. Collaboratively curated by six female and non-binary artists; this group exhibition spans sculpture, painting, audio, video and more. The exhibition draws upon themes of race and gender in sport, football within popular culture and access to space present within Rosa’s work.

 

Much of the work in Common Ground playfully repurposes the aesthetics of football to explore these themes; the pitch and equipment are hijacked to become sculptural objects, team strips become costume, and movements of players are reimagined as scores for performance.

 

This event follows a Curator’s Tour of Rosa’s Fungus Press poster commission at sites around Croydon, and takes place ahead of UEFA Women’s Euros match that evening.

 

Image: Detail from ‘Compact Sport’, Amy J Wilson

Part of:

Three people photographed playing football, each is wearing a helmet with varying amounts of turf on them.
A film & poster series by Rosa-Johan Uddoh
( Jul 2022 )
A mini Polly Pocket style toy open on a white tiled shelf. It is cast in jesmonite, with a pale pink exterior and an interior covered with green grass flocking. Either side of the open toy are jesmonite casts of mini football goals, the ground around them has white pitch markings. In the background is a print of a frosted window.
Asha Fontenelle, Flora Hunt, Milktooth, Jhinuk Sarkar, Katherine Smith, & Amy J Wilson
( Jul 2022 )

Turf artists:

a funnel with a range of issues going in the top

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a photograph of seven people posing in front of a football goal. five are wearing sports kits with "arts council england" painted on to them and wearing helmets covered in grass.