Can I help you?

Magnus Ayers, Christine McLoughlin and Right Idea Wrong Machine.
May 6, 2016
 to May 28, 2016

Free & open to all

Friday 6 May, 6-9pm

Open Tuesday-Saturday 11:00 – 17:00 or by appointment


Can I help you? represents the first dedicated showcase of Turf Projects’ studio holders and features new work from Magnus Ayers, Christine McLoughlin and Right Idea Wrong Machine. Considering collective and outsider perspectives in the context of consumerism, alienation and bodily ailments, their works emphasise the somewhat fluid relationship dynamics in these situations, whilst addressing the significant power relations also created.


Christine McLoughlin interrogates moments of tension and recovery, characteristically inviting the viewer’s participation and then drawing from their reactions in moments of panic or crisis.


Magnus Ayers utilises computer-generated imagery and recognised motifs of consumer culture in works that enquire into the affectivity of commodity and advertising aesthetics in the past and present.


Right Idea Wrong Machine is an on-going conversation between artists Mark Seiltz and Robert Pratt;

Successful Ideas

Most people don’t know what they need or want, but they can quickly tell you what they don’t like.

 So just asking the question is successful?  

“What do you do?” depending on the audience/person I’m talking to – refocus as you suggested.

When I get asked “what do you do?”, I respond: “What do you need done?” I have found it works beautifully in person.

Remember, it’s as much about HOW I say it as WHAT I say…a little smile, easy body language, and it soon gets followed up with “If I can’t help you, I’m sure I know or can find someone who can.”

                        If I was a punter I think I’d gloss over it.

That matters a lot.

   You make a GREAT point about the tone of HOW…

People like it short and sweet. They don’t have time. 

                                    They just don’t read long things.

A showcase on display, mutable fabric sculptures take the main focus whilst an illustration can be seen on the wall with smaller sculptures and plants displayed on plinths, a tower of mugs and other wooden structures are also seen in the foreground
In 2014 Magnus Ayers Graduated from Goldsmiths BFA Fine Art with a 1st. He has participated in many, exhibitions, screenings and events across London. From 2015 he held a studio at Turf Projects in Croydon, Where he exhibited and lead studio critiques. In 2017 he was selected for a residency at Outpost Studios in Norwich, which culminated in a solo presentation. Magnus is currently studying for an MFA in Fine Art at the Slade. @magnusayers   Christine McLoughlin is an installation artist whose work involves poetry, sculpture and video. Her primary intention is to engage the audience personally. Since graduating from Sculpture and Environmental Art, Glasgow School of Art, 2009, she has been making artwork and coordinating exhibitions. Christine’s participation artworks engage the audience in a personal narrative. My practice unites art mediums to create a narrative and sensory experience. Inspired by Lygia Clark, Susan Hiller and Ceal Floyer, the work has a feminine and intimate aesthetic.
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