‘The Walkie Talkies’: Film screening

Join Michelle Baharier, current Fungus Press resident, for a screening of her series of short films 'The Walkie Talkies'.

Join Michelle Baharier, current Fungus Press resident, for a screening of her series of short films ‘The Walkie Talkies’. The Walkie-Talkies is a multimedia artwork of ten digital collages. They track the absurd, the unfortunate and the ordinariness of our bus journeys through the perspective of those who have used and worked on the London buses.

The video collages convey a range of experience, including the experience of differently-abled people’s ability to use public transport. The accompanying Fungus Press posters are up for view at sites around Croydon until the 28th August.



Michelle Baharier is an acclaimed, award-wining graduate of The Slade School of Fine Art. A multidisciplinary visual artist, her artistic practice is strongly influenced by her lived experience of disability, resulting in paintings and participatory art/performative events inclusive to all. Her oeuvre includes colourful and expressive paintings, portraits, collages, poetry, photography, phone-drawings, storytelling-performance, and digital/video. She aims to break down barriers, concrete and spiritual, with a view to advance equal rights.

Baharier’s awards include funding from Arts Council England, Responsa Foundation, and Equality Works. She is an artist member of Bethlem Artists Collective, The Bookery Gallerie, The Sharp Gallery, Invisible Women, South London Women artists, Outside-in, and is a blogger for Disability Arts online. Her published poetry is available in The Poetry Library.

Baharier founded the charity CoolTan Arts, run by and for disabled people. During her tenure from 1993 – 2016, she won twenty-seven prestigious awards, demonstrating her commitment to changing barriers and discrimination.

Currently she has been commissioned by the London Transport Museum and Turf Projects. Her work is held in a number of public institutions and collections.



  • To help us support you best, please let us know if you have any access needs when booking.
  • For access info about getting to Turf and the Turf space, click here.



Turf aims to be a space where all are welcomed & respected. We ask all attendees to align with this spirit when booking and support us in creating a welcoming & collaborative atmosphere together. We ask that everyone is;

  • Kind and respectful in our language and behaviour towards others. Turf is a space which is anti racism, sexism, homophobia and ableism.
  • Considerate of others’ time; allowing others room to speak & engage.
  • Respectful of the space itself as belonging to many people, treating the space & objects with care.
  • Attend wherever possible: In 2023, around 30% of people booking free tickets didn’t turn up! Our free tickets are limited and in high demand. Every person who doesn’t turn up means someone else can’t attend, so please let us know if you can’t make it to free up a space. If you don’t attend twice or more without letting us know, you may be restricted from booking again.

Part of:

the letters spelling out funegus using branches
Various Artists
( Sep 2014 )

Latest events: