Front Garden

Turf Studio Artists and Turf Staff Members
December 10, 2022
 to January 7, 2023
Turf, 46-47 Trinity Court, Whitgift Centre, Croydon CR01UQ

Free & open to all

During the 1st and 2nd World Wars, iron railings were removed and melted down in factories, opening up front gardens that were turned into vegetable patches, supplementing rations. During the Covid lockdowns, front gardens became social hubs, places to host a socially distanced dinner with your friend or a cup of tea with a family member. The front garden is a rainbow taped up in the window, a hanging basket, a blue front door, Christmas lights, and Halloween pumpkins. The transition between the private space of your home and the shared or public space of the streets, communal corridors, communal walkways, and allies. 


Front Garden presents work by the Turf Studio Artists and Turf Staff Members, bringing artworks out of their Studios and into our Project Space. Concurrently with this exhibition and the lead-up to winter celebrations, Turf Projects will run a Festive Market, in which studio artists will have market stalls selling various items just in time for Christmas, including unique prints, paintings, pins, coasters, prints, rugs, key rings, magnets, stickers, clothing, silk scarves, tote bags and much more! Come down for a glass of wine, a cup of tea, enjoy some performances by studio artists, purchase their wares and enjoy the opening of Front Garden and the Festive Market on the 17th of December. 


Open from December 10th 2022 to January 7th 2023, in the Project Space on the first floor of Turf Projects. 

a painting by Salina gani of two people tending to potted plants
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See great art, find beautiful gifts and enjoy festive refreshments.

Related Turf artists:

an image of kathering pushing a large egg shaped object across a green field
a photograph of a collage of objects hung in a white room
a close up image of a hanging tufted tapestry made up of material of varying shades of blue and orange
a brown sculpture that splits into three parts as it goes up
white ceramics with a red inside. shaped with resemblance to a crocodile
Skye Baker
a framed illustration of a stag beetle with pencils and natural objects surrounding it
a funnel with a range of issues going in the top